How many of you are using the HR-03 PLUS cooler for your 8800? Is it worth it?
My 8800GTS 320MB card came stock overclocked and was running about 59 degrees idle, and mid 60's while gaming. I have it overclocked to 648/999, and it's mid 60's idle, and low to mid 70's while gaming.
Just wondering if that cooler is worth dropping $60 on, and what I should see afterwards. I know my card isn't anywhere near heat limitations, but I always like things to be as cool as possible
from what i just read in a review.. it sounds very worthy... and there nothing wrong with going cooler ... i have a 8800gts640mb but mine doesnt even go above 66C while gaming and im gonna end up getting it soon
Ok, I think I will get it. I should prob change my above temps, that was with 3DMark06 hitting it hard. Playing Everquest II raiding, or even playing 2 char at once, it didn't get higher than 70 degrees at 648/999.
One thing to be careful on this though, this puppy is big. It fits no problem without a fan, but with a fan, it hits my cpu heatsink. However, I left the fan sitting on top of it, but had to adjust it about an inch so that it fit. So the fan is still covering 90% of it, just not connected with pins, but sitting on top of it running.