best cooler for 6600GT

Discussion in 'Videocards - NVIDIA GeForce' started by garylouden, Jan 7, 2006.

  1. Holocron

    Holocron Ancient Guru

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  2. garylouden

    garylouden Maha Guru

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    does the artic cooling work well. i see it pushes all the hot air out the case.

    i have noticed also that no coolers have a back cooler like i have stock and its VERY hot
     
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    what do you mean with a back cooler?
    and the arctic cooling works very good, just check it every few months to make sure it isnt clogged with dust.
     
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    my card has a heatsink and fan on the front and a big heatsink on that back that gets extremely hot so without one i dont know what would happen
     

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    are they connected with a heatpipe or so?
    afaik, there are no components on the back of a 6600 that would need cooling, do you have a pic of the card with the sink so that we can check what it is cooling?
     
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    no delete button........oops
     
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    ok here is a pic of front and back of cooler, not to good i didnt take it out of case.

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    i think that your card has memory chips on the backside, cooled by that plate.
    no other cooler has a plate like that, but you can just put memory sinks on the memory, that should be enough.
     
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    so why doesnt any other card have it and mine does? is mine difrent? and will it come of if its for memory wont it be like glued on?
     
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    yours has it because it is a 256mb version, most have just 128mb, and dont need mem chips on the backside.
    i highly doubt it will be glued on, i think it is held in place by the screws that also hold the front sink.
     

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    hhhmmmmm that side is ALOT hotter than the front. its hotter than my cpu heatsink also so i think i will need ram sinks. does that mean no ram is on the front of the card?
     
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    its strange that that is so much hotter than the other side, my memory is also gddr3, clocked higher than yours, doesnt have sinks on them and works fine without getting hot.
    you do have memory on the front, half of it is there, other half on the back.
     
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    for the aftermarket coolers there is like a metal brace to hold them on....so will my ram stop them from being put on?
     
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    im just guessing now, but the ram on the backside is placed just like that on the front, and shouldnt be in the way.
     
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    I just installed a zalman vc700-cu on my evga 6600GT,

    Stock cooler - 53c idle / 80c + max

    zalman - 41c idle / 54c max

    installation time - 10 min.

    cons - it's big and heavy, doesn't exhaust air out of case, can't install ram sinks without modification.

    pro's - high quality parts, moves a massive amount of air over the card and helps air circulation inside case, it looks cool and is cool.

    E. :)
     

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    im thinking the arctic cooler is better besuase it shifts all the air from card out of case. and it dont need ram sinks
     
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    Just about anything would be better than the crappy stock hsf evga used on my card, lol... The only reason I went zalman is because thats what comp usa had on their shelves and I wanted something quick -

    good luck with it what ever you choose :)
     
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    The arctic cooler is only better if you have a ****ty case. Other than that the zalman is alot better.
     
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    which zalman is best, fatal1ty?
     
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    Th fatal1ity is better, it runs 1000 RPM faster than the VF700-CU. This will drop like 3-4 degrees under load. I personaly dont think thats worth 2x the price, but if you have the money, go for it! If not get the VF700-CU.
    PS Buy Arctic Silver 5 or Arctic Silver Ceramique and use that instead of the crap thermal greese they give you.
     

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