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Title says it all; which one is the best cooler for a Nvidia 6800 AGP card? Note that the NV Silencer 5 I'm looking at is Rev 2, not Rev 3 ($10 cheaper and I don't see much difference in them). I'm leaning towards the NV Silencer because it eliminates the heat generated by the card directly outside the case, through a PCI slot opening.

Also, how would I take off the stock RAM sinks that came with the card if I wanted to install the NV silencer?
 

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I would get the Zalman.

Now as how to take the old HS off. Start with the top most tiny screws and start removing them. its like a puzzle. Just keep going until it comes off. don't force anything. Its not hard, and once you get going it will be easy.
Make sure you get a zip lock bag to put all the parts in, just in case you need to put it back on in the future for RMA purposes.
 

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Originally Posted by Crash

I would get the Zalman.

Now as how to take the old HS off. Start with the top most tiny screws and start removing them. its like a puzzle. Just keep going until it comes off. don't force anything. Its not hard, and once you get going it will be easy.
Make sure you get a zip lock bag to put all the parts in, just in case you need to put it back on in the future for RMA purposes.

No I meant how to take off the RAM sinks, not the core heatsink. The RAM sinks are thermal glued to the memory modules, so I don't know if I should try to force it off by lifting it or something.
 

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Well if thats the case, get the Zalman and leave the RAM sinks on the graphics card lol. Not much difference between ramsinks.

Any by Zalman I mean the new VF900, check their site its quite impressive.
 

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Well if thats the case, get the Zalman and leave the RAM sinks on the graphics card lol. Not much difference between ramsinks.

Any by Zalman I mean the new VF900, check their site its quite impressive.

Wait, so are you saying I will not be able to get the stock RAM sinks off??
 

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Any by Zalman I mean the new VF900, check their site its quite impressive.


do you know where you can get that cooler?
 

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I have an NV5 on my 6800ultra and its great, the ldle temp is around the same as stock but under load it never goes above 70.c (22.c room temp)
 

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Im still trying to decide on 2 x vf900 or 2 x rev3. I mean the AC looks like it filters the air out better, but the Zalman has a great cooling system too.
 
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