BFG 8800Gt Fan died

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.
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  1. hacker91 said:
    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=N82E16835118001

    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.

    Here's part of the process:
    http://img200.imageshack.us/img200/6540/bfg8800gtvf900med.th.jpg
  2. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835118037

    This is what I use on my 8800GT

    However I bought that cooler for OCing headroom, there are cheaper solutions.
  3. 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.
  4. ^He He! Been there, done that! Works a treat, just remember to take the old fan out first.
  5. neon neophyte said:
    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....
  6. +1 ^ these guys have the right idea!
  7. pauldh said:
    +1 ^ these guys have the right idea!



    Ohh yea, you know how we do....... BTW BFG will replace you fan for FREE, just RMA......

    Btw you have a boatload of POSTS!!!!!! looks like you are trying to break the record here!!!!!! congrats on that !!!!
  8. hacker91 said:
    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.


    Sent it back to BFG. Their warranty on GPU is for life. It will cost you 20$ but will take you 2 weeks before having your card back.

    A 8800GT don`t worth much anymore, so try to find the cheapest solution or buy a 4850 at 100$.
  9. LOL, boatload of posts true, but accumulated over many, many years. It's actually been a long time since I've been active in the forums.
  10. 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.
  11. What if the fan is dead? smoked, RIP?
  12. It is not dead. It is jammed by exterior dirt and/or failed lube in the bushing area. Up to you if you want to investigate and prove me right or wrong. Vince, Cleveland, OH
  13. ahh, gotcha.... So in other words you say fans never die, they just get dirty or need lube?
  14. Unless they are over volted or a blade breaks off they live FOREVER.
  15. blayer2 said:
    Unless they are over volted or a blade breaks off they live FOREVER.


    I guess you learn something new everyday.... thx for the info [:jaydeejohn:5]
  16. hacker91 said:
    Need something no more then $50 USD b4 shipping

    The cheapest way to fix this problem is
  17. successful_troll said:
    The cheapest way to fix this problem is
    http://www.overclock.net/gallery/data/500/medium/PB190021.JPG


    You gotta be kidding me....Does that even work?
  18. OvrClkr said:
    You gotta be kidding me....Does that even work?



    its what ive been suggesting to everyone.

    not only does it work, it works well. my 8800gts has never ran so cool.
  19. wow...... talk about a home made remedy....lol

    if it works then kudos to you !!!! [:jaydeejohn:5]
  20. Thanks guys for all the responses. I went with the Zalman VF 900 CU LED version. running 48c idle 52c loaded at

    720 core
    1056 memory
    1700 shader clocks

    I didnt use the Zalman thermal compound i used Arctic Silver Ceramic. so it will take a few days to break in.
  21. HAH, some people just want to do it right;)
  22. How interesting! Where does all the hot air go? Out the rear or into the case?
  23. hundredislandsboy said:
    How interesting! Where does all the hot air go? Out the rear or into the case?


    Into the case of course......
  24. i dunno if yer talking about the zalman or my rigged up deal.. but the rigged up deal vents out the back
  25. 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.

    All temps:

    Core 0 26c idle 45c full load linpack
    Core 1 28c idle 44c full load linpack

    HD 26c idle 32c load under linpack

    8800gt as already stated clocks and temp

    Full specs are:

    E4300 @ 3.0ghz
    Corsair xms-2 DDR2 667
    BFG 8800Gt Oced 720 core 1056 mem 1700 shaders
    Enermax Noisetaker 2 600w PSU
    Gigabyte P35 DS3-L
    Wdraptor 36.7gb

    nice lil mid powered gaming rig.
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