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Default 06-23-2006, 04:32 | posts: 33 | Location: Cambridge ON

Well ive done something like that, befor
as u can see...

Not as neat as u have done it,lol u can see i used a hammer to make it fit, its a intel cpu sink n fan on a 9800pro which i had flashed to XT
   
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Default 06-23-2006, 04:34 | posts: 4,149

Yea, it isn't too hard to do the mod, but it is kind of hard to do it and make it look decent at the same time. My first mod was pretty messy. It was on a 9800 Pro flashed to XT. It worked just fine, but it looked terrible with hacked away fins, bolts with nuts, and twist ties.

This one was written so people could do it, and if they followed the instructions, do something that looked half decent too!
   
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Default My modded card - 07-08-2006, 20:00 | posts: 234 | Location: Canada

I've also done that sort of mod about 2 or 3 years ago which I have a pic of. Worked out quite nicely... Infact I've done that mod another time before the first time I actually did I bolt in heat sink mod was about 4 years ago but it didn't look so nice as my later mod because I had to moddify the heat sink a lot in order to fit.




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Default 07-08-2006, 20:11 | posts: 4,149

Nice mod. Do you know what the weight was of that heatsink. It looks copper to me, and I'd imagine that warped the card a bit whilst it was in the computer.
   
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Default 07-08-2006, 20:12 | posts: 13,736 | Location: Devon, In A Little Town.

thats wat im scared of is there a good weight you could reccomend as a max?
   
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Default 07-08-2006, 20:39 | posts: 4,149

Well, I really dont' have a max weight kind of recommendation. It depends on the video card that you are doing it to. Some card will allow you to put four bolts in for a better and more secure mount, others will only allow for two. But in the end, I'd recommend people stick to aluminum heatsinks. But if you are going for the gusto. Well, you are kind of on your own. I'm not sure what the max weight of a heatsink should be, but you could always try it and see, I guess. If it warped your card too much, have the stock heatsink or an aluminum one as backup, I suppose.
   
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Default 07-11-2006, 17:25 | posts: 246 | Location: Scotland

why not just buy a zalman instead of having bent cards in your system?

i want to know how to do this mod when runnin sli
   
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Default 07-11-2006, 18:29 | posts: 4,149

I have a wee bit of a feeling that this mod cools better than a Zalman VGA heatsink. Would you put a Zalman VGA heatsink on your CPU to cool it? Probably not. Yet here, we are taking a heatsink from a CPU and slapping it onto a video card.

Stock heatsinks with 70mm fans (I think) will fit on most video cards.


As far as getting this to run with SLI, it isn't really too much of an option. You'll just have to use a heatsink that fits, which will probably be one of those server heatsink and fans that are really noisy and small.
   
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Default 07-11-2006, 18:40 | posts: 246 | Location: Scotland

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As far as getting this to run with SLI, it isn't really too much of an option. You'll just have to use a heatsink that fits, which will probably be one of those server heatsink and fans that are really noisy and small.
Dammit!
   
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Default 07-11-2006, 22:33 | posts: 46 | Location: England , Hull

cool
   
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Default 07-14-2006, 02:39 | posts: 5,086 | Location: Toledo, Oh

So this mod will bring my temps(x1800xt) down from 85c to around 45c? I just happen to have a hsf from an athlon xp3200 laying around. Also i do a little machine work so I can get this thing to fit within a very small tolerance. Wonder what kind of overclock I'd get from temps like that!

Well look at that! My 800th post! I'm a Maja Guru!
   
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Default 07-14-2006, 04:50 | posts: 4,149

You can bring your temps down something terrific with this mod. Since you are familiar with machining and whatnot, then I'd recommend you give it a shot. I mean, it isn't that bad for a machinist. Some drilling, tapping, lapping (if you care that much, I don't). Not much to it. And if you can get accurate measurements, then I suppose you could go all out and get it accurately machined. I'd imagine measuring everything very accurately would present a problem unless you have some pretty nice calipers.
   
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Default 07-14-2006, 08:03 | posts: 5,086 | Location: Toledo, Oh

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You can bring your temps down something terrific with this mod. Since you are familiar with machining and whatnot, then I'd recommend you give it a shot. I mean, it isn't that bad for a machinist. Some drilling, tapping, lapping (if you care that much, I don't). Not much to it. And if you can get accurate measurements, then I suppose you could go all out and get it accurately machined. I'd imagine measuring everything very accurately would present a problem unless you have some pretty nice calipers.
Yeah, I guess it doesn't have to be all machined out to perfection. All that really matters is that the heatsink is making good contact with the chip. Which shouldn't be too hard.
   
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Default 07-14-2006, 14:00 | posts: 1

Nice tutorial, i am going to try it first on my old video card ^^
   
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Default 07-14-2006, 16:22 | posts: 4,149

Sure. That sounds like a great idea, but keep in mind that you may not be able to use that heatsink on your newer video card if it works. You'll have to get another one, though you may have one sitting around, or it may not be that expensive to just get another one.

At any rate, best of luck! Remember, take your time.
   
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Default 07-29-2006, 16:54 | posts: 43

Nice job!

Kudos to Royicus! I love modding, drilling, cutting and Frankensteining things. Now I'm gonna go dig through my parts box and try this on my "old" 7600 GT.

Good going Dood!
   
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Default 07-29-2006, 20:10 | posts: 4,149

Thanks for the support. Work carefully. Measure thrice and cut once. If you do it right, you should be very pleased with the outcome. Probably about the best air cooling you can do.
   
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Default 02-03-2007, 11:11 | posts: 65 | Location: Thailand

That's great, very nice !!!
But... Your Camera not really good !!
   
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Default 06-24-2007, 06:12 | posts: 1,043 | Location: Massachusetts

Sweet stuff.
   
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Default 06-24-2007, 07:11 | posts: 566 | Location: Cyprus

Nice temps,what if you use a thermalright heatsink or othe brand instead of the factory one, results will be better
   
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Default 07-07-2007, 05:47 | posts: n/a

The MSI heatsinks are so huge and heavy they already weight the cards down.
I was gonna try this with my old 7600gs and a Extreme Volcano heatsink from a Socket A rig.

heavy as poo.
   
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Default 11-15-2007, 21:57 | posts: 7

I have a Zalman 7000AlCu cpu cooler laying around and I have a X1950GT, right not it's running at 88c at max load. Is there anyway to mount the Zalman cooler on the X1950GT? Anyone tried something like this before? Thanks.

Here's a reference picture of the cooler.

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Default 11-18-2007, 00:52 | posts: 2,726 | Location: U.S.

you'd get more views and responses in the overclocking and modding section. Might want to try there.
   
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Default 12-22-2007, 06:45 | posts: 7

Just an update, the Zalman 7000's holes fits perfectly, but the fins hits the mobo when I tried to plug in the card. So I modded an old socket A cooler for the card. The temp went from 85c load to 75c, so there's a good improvement there. But the the oc didn't increase much, the core went from 675mhz to 688mhz (with voltage now at 1.53v), the memory actually lost 20mhz. So this is not a worth while mod for most people.




   
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Default 06-14-2008, 23:18 | posts: 1

want to try this with my old 7300LE ... can anyone help as i am a total newbie (come on guy u shud encouraging new blood).... i dont know know how and where to find find the bracket to put on the back of the card to hold the heatsink ... any pionters plz ?

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