Just Mounted VF900cu Zalman to BFG 8800GT WOW!
Well upon downloading the updated BIOS from BFG for my 8800GT I flashed the card and expected big things. LOL! My temps were still 55C at idle and 78C at full load, I still was not satisfied. So there I was standing in Compusa looking at the Zalman VF900cu sitting all by its lonesome with a 20% discount slapped on it he, he, (Good bye Compusa) I snatched it up ran home. Once I got home I immediatley pulled up all the sites that I have seen this cooler installed on just to reassure myself that it could be done. So, reluctantly I began to remove the heatsink off my 8800GT thinking if I screw this up there goes $263 dollars down the drain. I carefully read all the posts on what to do and what not to do, also ensuring I covered up the additional hot spots on the card with heat sinks. Well, once I installed the VF900cu I inserted the card into the PCI express slot and closed my eyes and powered up. All went well, I immdiately pulled up the ntune monitor and to my suprise the BFG 8800 GT was idling at 46C so I let it ilde another 20 min and can you believe it actually dropped to 45C. Then I ran 3Dmark06 and it never went passed 57C according to the event log. Well, far be it from me to let the Zalman get off that easily, so I loaded up CRYSIS, played for 40 minutes and my event log noted highest point was 61C I about fainted. Godbless Zalman.
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I dont get it. I have the Asus 8800gt 512 OCed a tad. I have never seen over 51c under load with SmartDoctor running my fan. I get alot of people asking me to install 3rd party card coolers because of reviews they read. I have installed over 20 GTs from Asus and never had a problem. Funny part is its the same cooler everyone else was using as a single slot.
jerseygamer said:I dont get it. I have the Asus 8800gt 512 OCed a tad. I have never seen over 51c under load with SmartDoctor running my fan. I get alot of people asking me to install 3rd party card coolers because of reviews they read. I have installed over 20 GTs from Asus and never had a problem. Funny part is its the same cooler everyone else was using as a single slot.
1.Depends on each individual situation, no 2 are alike
-case cooling layout
-how many db you are willing to tolerate
-what temps you can live with
I chose an aftermarket cooler (my choice, my situation, my $)
load 80-85c +
noisey as heck
as quiet as the stock cooler @ 29%
just curious about your recommendation for cases that have only a single-slot and the same variables as above?