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post #1 of 20
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Hey guys, the fan on my AGP 6600GT kicked the bucket. I was wondering what aftermarket coolers work well with this card. Its size needs to be 2 or less slots. And I would like to keep it to $20 or less if at all possible.

Also, on a side note, how do I get the heatsink that is currently on it off without damaging the card?
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post #2 of 20
The heatsinks are usually clipped in with push pins
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post #3 of 20
The Zalman VF700-CU is recommended by everyone i have talked to. There is a thread at the bottom of this page called 'evga 6600gt cooler?' i think thats the name. Anyway check it out, everyone recommends this cooler.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835118117

Heres a link to it, unfortunetly it is $29.99, but im sure the extra $10 will be worth it. I also own a 6600gt and this is the cooler i am getting. On a good note, this comes with 8 RAM heatsinks aswell, dunno if they would be usefull on this card or if they will be useful at all, maybe someone else can help you with that bit.

And for the little plastic pins. Just get some tweasers and push in on the pins, they should come loose. Try not to scartch the circuit board though because you could end up at the deep end.
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use the stock one
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post #5 of 20
Here is Zalman's newest model. The VF900, which features 2 heatpipes.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835118001
Here is an installation video for the card.
http://www.zalmanusa.com/
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post #6 of 20
The VF900 is newer, better and still fits the 6600's. (except the AGP cards)

EDIT: dammit you beat me! well ill have to suggest something BETTER then! hahah.
EDIT: THe VF900 doesnt fit AGP cards, and his is AGP.

http://www.thermaltake.com/2005/wate...r/cl-w0052.htm

Tt Tide.

@Nytebane: He NEEDs to remove the stock cooler because the fan died.

The VF700 is probably your best choice.
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post #7 of 20
do you think the 6600gt agp could be moded to fit the vf900?
post #8 of 20
I think the reason it doesnt fit is because the holes of the PCB on the AGP's are in a different place. so basically, no.

The VF700 should be good enough for a 6600 anyway.
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post #9 of 20
Quote:
Originally Posted by tomasro
do you think the 6600gt agp could be moded to fit the vf900?
Yes it can.... may have to do a little bending of the ramsinks, but ive heard that it will fit them if you do that. Well actually it was for the vf-700, but im sure the same thing can be done for the vf-900...


the vf-700 fits!
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post #10 of 20
Nope the 6600 (LE,NU,GT) AGP cards have a HSI chip that needs to be covered by a heatsink, since this chip gets very hot, and the HSI's heatsink gets in the way of the huge VF900.

Edit: This is the HSI chip.
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