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Lol, GL doing that on the stock cooler, they're practically designed to hover around 90c at full load. Like most other cards.

As mentioned, you need an aftermarket cooler. I'm also wondering why you didn't just tujrn down your overclock if you're so scared of temps. 85c on the stock cooler is pretty good when sporting a 15% OC.

temps never changed even 1C after dropping to stock clocks so overclock isn't making it any hotter.
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my old 8800GTX stayed around 80C at full load after i baked it in the oven

yeah but no way i am baking a working card.
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temps never changed even 1C after dropping to stock clocks so overclock isn't making it any hotter.
Did you test that with a manually set fan speed?
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Did you test that with a manually set fan speed?
yes i always have the fan at 100% even on idle.

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Here is what I did for an 8800GT,cost 50.00 (card only cost 70.00)
and it worked?
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You're right the VF1000 is old. It's been replaced by the Zalman VF2000 and VF3000.
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You're right the VF1000 is old. It's been replaced by the Zalman VF2000 and VF3000.
lol will those work on an 8800GT?
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yes i always have the fan at 100% even on idle.



and it worked?
Accelero S1, it'll work wonders. The sinks in the pics above are custom IandH ramsinks, not sure if you can still find them but they are gorgeous. I'd vote S1, you can replace the tape if you're concerned, and it works well enough that you could probably keep it under 50 passive, and 40 with its fan...
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post #17 of 23
Have you checked that the heatsink has no dust in it?

If you have, the best bet is to buy an aftermarket cooler. I recommend the Accelero S1 Rev. 2 + a 120mm fan strapped to it.
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post #18 of 23
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Accelero S1, it'll work wonders. The sinks in the pics above are custom IandH ramsinks, not sure if you can still find them but they are gorgeous. I'd vote S1, you can replace the tape if you're concerned, and it works well enough that you could probably keep it under 50 passive, and 40 with its fan...
i'll get the Accelero S1 REV2.0 and slap 2 80MM fans on it.

OCN is slooooooooooooowwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww. takes 2-3 minutes to load a page

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Have you checked that the heatsink has no dust in it?

If you have, the best bet is to buy an aftermarket cooler. I recommend the Accelero S1 Rev. 2 + a 120mm fan strapped to it.
yes its clean i cleaned it last night temps did drop 3C so that's a bonus good idea 120MM
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i'll get the Accelero S1 REV2.0 and slap 2 80MM fans on it.

OCN is slooooooooooooowwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww. takes 2-3 minutes to load a page



yes its clean i cleaned it last night temps did drop 3C so that's a bonus good idea 120MM
I agree on the 120, but even if you leave the sink passive and just have a fan in the area it will still work wonders. Seriously though, why aren't you using those good Maine ambients this time of year?
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My alterations to my 8800GT's dropped my folding temps down into the very low 70C range(when 102C was an everyday occourance). My work was more of an experiment than a cost effective solution as a 9800GTX+ could have been had for 120 and made me more ppd.
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