What's the best cooling for the 8800GT?

Discussion in 'Die-hard Overclocking & Case Modifications' started by Jelle Mees, Oct 30, 2007.

  1. Jelle Mees

    Jelle Mees Banned

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    The 8800GT comes with similar mounting holes as the the 7900GT/GTX, so all the old coolers that were designed for the previous generation work on this card.

    Now, what's the best of the best cooler for the 8800GT?

    Zalman FC-ZV9 Fatal1ty? Zalman VF-1000 LED? Gigabyte V-Power VGA?
     
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  2. GT40Nutcase

    GT40Nutcase Master Guru

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    Probably Thermaright HR-03.

    VF1000 is just a toy compared to that :knock:
     
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  4. getsuga12

    getsuga12 Ancient Guru

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    eh, i fitted a CoolerMaster Coolviva Pro onto this card (although how i pulled it off, i don't know how).
     

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    That cooler sure is massive and kind of an eye sore in my opinion. How does it cool though?
     
  6. Lain

    Lain Master Guru

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    my 7800 GT just died, it was cooled with an zalman ZM-GWB2, It cools the GPU only, the memory is cooled by passive heatsinks.
    I'm wondering what the cooling requirements are for the 8800GT, and if my PSU/cooling can handle the load.
     
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    Your PSU is borderline, the only real way to know if it is going to be stable is to buy the 8800GT and hook it up. If you see any issues your first thought needs to be your PSU. Considering the low cost of PSUs I would just pick one up if I was in your shoes and considering buying a 8800GT.

    The stock cooling is definitely sufficient unless you are wanting to overclock or you just want lower temperatures.
     
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    getsuga12 Ancient Guru

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    oh, it cools really well. For the price it's at, and the cooling performance that it gives, it really is a good cooler. I'd have to say that this cooler trounces the VF-900 in all aspects.
     

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