I need to know and rather quickly whats the best aftermarket heatsink/fan for a BFG 8800GT-OC My fan decided to just freeze today and hit 107c in seconds while in WoW. I shut it down asap of course.
Need something no more then $50 USD b4 shipping and I want cooler then stock period but with good easy instructions/mounting.
Very common 8800GT solution, but.... Probably NOT what you are looking for as there aren't instructions for mounting on an 8800GT. There used to be a few detailed user instructions floating around forums that you may be able to google. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
I put these Zalman VF-900 CU on both of my BFG 8800GT's back from the start for better performing and much quieter cooling than stock. Also added an extra pack of RAMSinks though (only comes with 8, used 12). Very happy with end result, been working well for 1.5 years now.
seems to me if you were going to drop 50 bucks, youd be better served just getting a new videocard.
call me cheap, but i would just glue a fan onto the outside of your videocard.
ive done it. it works great.
I agree totally.... If your card is worth 50.00$ to 60.00$ at the most and you install a 40.00$+ heatsink/fan on it, you must really love the card....Make sure to check the warranty on the card before buying anything... most manufacturers will replace a dead fan with a simple RMA....
You can fix the fan yourself in an hour if u want to. Free and saves time RMA. Remove fan, clean, peal back label on hub, lube with TEFLON oil, reverse assembly. I have done a few dozen. Lasts longer than original lube.
Well considering the stock cooler vents into the case. I have a Tagan El Diablo case. thats a 250mm front intake fan a 320mm side fan with full mesh sidepanel. 1 120mm Case fan exausting out the back. Thermaltake Big typhoon on my E4300@3.0ghz stock voltage. Up front is a 36.7 raptor with a 3 40mm fans on a solid aluminum HD cooler.
Core 0 26c idle 45c full load linpack
Core 1 28c idle 44c full load linpack