Noise level for the Radeon 1650 Pro AGP

I read the best gaming cards for the money section and found the Radeon 1650 pro GDDR3 card under the AGP section, but does anyone know what the noise level is for this card??
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  1. No idea, but Every card I've bought in the past few years I've thrown a Zalman cooler on and I've had no issues with noise from those (I had a cooler go out on me on an AIW card a few years ago and the card bit it- 20 bucks is not a hard price to pay to make sure my card doesn't eat it).

    I'm not much of an overclocker though either.
  2. I've heard alot of good things about those Zalman coolers....however, I also heard from some people that the coolers on the 1650 cards are quite complicated....
  3. Be advised that X1650's can have various coolers onboard. For sure HIS IceQ cards are very quiet
  4. Quote:
    the Radeon 1650 pro GDDR3 card under the AGP section...

    I am unaware of an AGP edition with GDDR3 (256MB presumably...?)
    The typical X1650Pro has 512MB DDR2 RAM for ~$89 bucks.
    The vidcard sucks though! Maybe the big-$$ ATI OEM are okay but the 1-yr warranty Chinese Sapphires are useless. I use nVidia 7600 w/ 512MB DDR2 for my AGP upgrades, bit more $$ but worth it.
    Regards
  5. There is a 1650 pro with GDDR3 for AGP! I don't think nVidia are good for watching DVD's and various movie files! The catalyst control center is much better the nVidia control panel!
  6. The_OGS said:
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    the Radeon 1650 pro GDDR3 card under the AGP section...

    I am unaware of an AGP edition with GDDR3 (256MB presumably...?)
    The typical X1650Pro has 512MB DDR2 RAM for ~$89 bucks.
    The vidcard sucks though! Maybe the big-$$ ATI OEM are okay but the 1-yr warranty Chinese Sapphires are useless. I use nVidia 7600 w/ 512MB DDR2 for my AGP upgrades, bit more $$ but worth it.
    Regards

    The reference X1650 pro had GDDR3. Most AGP versions and many PCI-e version have GDDR2 though. My Sapphire X1650 pro AGP has GDDR3 and was the only GDDR3 1650 pro AGP i could find at the time. All others including the His Ice Q's were GDDR2.
  7. Hey Paul, the reference cooler is the same as the one on the X1600XT or the PRO?

    To the OP here's an old Xbit review with those noise #s on the reference design;
    http://www.xbitlabs.com/articles/video/display/power-noise_6.html#sect2

    Like was mentioned some card have non-standard HSF and will be quieter, like the Sapphire Ultimate Editions and the HIS IceQ cards.
  8. You know, I can't even comment on the noise of the X1650 pro. When i was benching the card, it was in my 2.6 GHz Mobile XP2500+ system that is loaded with quite noisy fans so GPU noise would have been hard to notice. Right now the card is sitting unused, but I'll have to try it in a quiet system and see.

    If you look at what Digit-life says is the reference X1650 pro (Pci-e), my sapphire AGP seems to have a slightly different cooler. http://www.digit-life.com/articles2/digest3d/0907/itogi-video-radeonx1600xt-256.html

  9. Yeah yours seems to have bigger blades and slightly larger housing so likely would not give off that whirl-whistle higher pitch.

    Of course it's nothin' compared to the HIS. :sol:
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