9800GTX Aftermarket Cooler

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  1. damikez

    damikez Member

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    What's the best (or good) aftermarket cooler for a 9800GTX. I can OC it to 730/1100 but it craps out after an hour of gameplay. The core can take the heat, but i think the RAMs are the one crapping out.

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  2. fearsjohn

    fearsjohn Maha Guru

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    if you can't go higher an aftermarket cooler will probably not help. try bumping the ram down and see if that fixes it.
     
  3. damikez

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    i think i can go higher, i'm just a bit conservative at this point, i don't want to fry the card yet. at 730/1100 OC, it peaks at 80c on full load at 80% fan, 51c on idle. i also want to lower the temps in general.
     
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    Aura89 Ancient Guru

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    i would say uh lower the ram anyways considering the GTX shouldn't be able to go that high stabily, at least that was my impression, only the GTX+ because it uses different kind of ram
     

  5. SubtleOne

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    It shouldn't fry. There are numerous pre-OCed 9800GTXs, and they all use stock cooling. I got a Zotac Amp! that comes at 750/2300 (shaders at 1890), and have no issues. Haven't tried faster as I only play at 1280x1024 anyhow. If you run into a wall before that, it is probably a chip issue and not a heat-related one.
     

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