Sign in with
Sign up | Sign in
Your question

Thermaltake TMG ND5 vs. DuOrb cooling fan

Last response: in Graphics & Displays
Share
January 14, 2008 10:57:07 PM

Hello

I just ordered a Galaxy GeForce 8800GT 600MHZ 512mb and I found out it has cooling problems.

I am considering replacing the cooling fan with either a Thermaltake TMG ND5 or a Thermaltake DuOrb. I curious to know what people know about the two fans? Or perhaps people have a better suggestion to cool a GeForce 8800 GT?

If it helps, my case in an Antec Sonata II and there are only exhaust fans in front and in the rear.

Thanks
January 15, 2008 12:42:00 AM

stick with evga, bfg and leadtek

then xfx and msi

watch out for gigabyte and off brands


its not the cooling its could be other things there ram issues and pcb problems too. if its cooling then take your door off and put a fan pointed at the card - does it work better and longer?

if not - send the card back - send the card back and get an evga or msi
January 15, 2008 1:12:15 AM

If you don't want to send the card back, your best cooling options are the Thermalright HR-03GT or the Artic Cooling Accelero. You could use them in a passive way, or add fans onto the one one you'll choose.

I wouldn't go with Thermaltake, the DuoOrb may be a good cooler, but it will be far more noisier than the 2 I had suggested you.

Here's some reviews:

http://www.abchw.com/content/vga-high-end-cooler-roundu...
http://enthusiast.hardocp.com/article.html?art=MTQyMywx...

I personally own a Thermaltake case and had a few Thermaltake products. The case is good, but the fan are noisier than they tell. The only real good fan I owned from them is the Big Typhoon and the Extreme Spirit II, the 3 others were not so good.
Related resources
January 15, 2008 1:14:44 AM

I just bought a Thermalright HR-03GT with a ZM-FM2BL fan from Zalman to put on. I'm waiting to receive them shortly. All Zalman products are great and extremely silent. You should consider them before Thermaltake.
January 15, 2008 2:03:13 AM

loafing_smurf said:


I just ordered a Galaxy GeForce 8800GT 600MHZ 512mb and I found out it has cooling problems.




Who cares ... it has a warranty dont it?
Unless your worried about it increasing your internal case temps (for overclocking) i wouldn't worry.
January 15, 2008 7:39:11 AM

I have TT DuOrb. It's nice, cool down my idle temp from 59 to 43 and full load from 75 to 54 max. It comes with memory and vram heatsink so I don't need to worry about it (don't like others brands that doesn't includes mem/vram heatsink). Also, I can't notice or hear any noise from the fans, it's pretty silent and has a good looking blue led fan. All and all it's a good product to take into account imo.


January 19, 2008 3:06:44 PM

Helllo

Thanks for all your responses.

I did take Accelero into consideration, but they were all sold out. So I eneded up getting the DuOrb. It seems like the easiest to install and it came with all the memory and vram heatsink needed (as mentioned above).

Thanks again
May 11, 2009 4:52:43 PM

loafing_smurf said:
Helllo

Thanks for all your responses.

I did take Accelero into consideration, but they were all sold out. So I eneded up getting the DuOrb. It seems like the easiest to install and it came with all the memory and vram heatsink needed (as mentioned above).

Thanks again


I'm thinking of getting one for my 9800GT. What are your idle and load temp with DuoOrb ?
!