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Cooler for ASUS HD4850

Last response: in Graphics & Displays
October 19, 2008 10:18:00 PM

Is a Zalman VF1000 adequate for an ASUS4850, and do i really need an extra cooler for this GPU ?

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a b Ĉ ASUS
October 20, 2008 11:36:15 AM

Yes, the Zalman VF1000 works great on the 4850.
I have this cooler on both of mine.
With the fan as low as it goes, idles at 34-36c maxes out in the mid to upper 50's.

Before you spend the cash, install the latest Cat 8.10 drivers and give the cards fan speed a bump.
The stock cooler can keep this card somewhat cool, if you can stand the noise that is.
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October 20, 2008 11:57:18 AM

is that Zalman quiet?

i'm looking for the most quiet HD4850 their is, with a stock-cooler.
probabely with the GV-R485ZL-512H ?!?
a b U Graphics card
a b Ĉ ASUS
October 20, 2008 12:39:49 PM

Yes, the Zalman VF1000 is very quiet with the fan set to low.
It is, however, an aftermarket cooler.
If you want a great cooler with no extra work, I would highly recomend the HIS IceQ 4 4850.
I have no experience with the style you are considering but I highly doubt it will be as good as the IceQ 4 cooler.
October 20, 2008 12:55:06 PM

Arctic Cooling Accelero S1 Rev. 2, with a set of turbo fans if like me you are paranoid about heat issues. I can hear the HDDs over the top of the fan noise. I spent a couple of days looking into the best option, and pretty much every place I looked was saying these are about the best. I even asked on here.

I'm running a Sapphire 4870, and it's sits cool and quiet. I tried the fan "fix", and it was still too noisy for my liking.

Temps show in graph below. I've just had an hour of STALKER (Stopped about 5 mins back), so it's had a couple of mins to cool, but it's running 7*C cooler than on the stock HSF at idle even now.