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Aftermarket cooler for 5850

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May 4, 2010 4:37:22 PM

basically im going to be getting two 5850's in cf and at load, the fans will be a nightmare of a sound, im thinking of getting after market coolers because A, they tend to do a better job of keeping it cool and B theyre a LOT quieter

I need the coolers to fit the card with enough space for them to run in crossfire

im willing to spend up to 50 GBP for each one.
May 4, 2010 4:52:38 PM

any ideas?
May 4, 2010 7:24:46 PM

no one know?
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May 11, 2010 6:19:34 PM

still nothin?
a c 189 U Graphics card
May 12, 2010 1:19:26 AM

what is your current card? brand? model?
May 12, 2010 4:34:45 PM

atm im on a laptop lol, its gonna be part of my eyefinity rig, my laptop graphics card is a measly Nvidia GeForce Go 7300.
a c 173 U Graphics card
May 12, 2010 5:06:29 PM

The best I have owned that worked and is quality is the Zalman VF1000. It does a very good job when I use it on my 8800gtx but you need to be able to properly cool the VRM though which isn't easy. The little ramsinks will do the job for most projects but not in the case of the VRMs on your 5850.
a c 189 U Graphics card
May 12, 2010 5:07:11 PM

So from where did you read that 5850 sound in CF is loud?
most of 5850 are quiet, even when you CF it...
May 12, 2010 5:28:44 PM

aparently under load they sound rdiculous :/  and from a lot of videos on youtube i can say its definately loud. and nforce, could i just add some copper to the ramsinks to improve the cooling?
a b U Graphics card
May 12, 2010 6:14:19 PM

Maybe with extreme OC and the fans cranked up, however my single reference 5850 at stock speeds and fans is silent in games and barely audible in Furmark, so unless you have your ear 1cm away I can't see how two would be that annoying.
a c 173 U Graphics card
May 12, 2010 6:22:57 PM

esaglik said:
aparently under load they sound rdiculous :/  and from a lot of videos on youtube i can say its definately loud. and nforce, could i just add some copper to the ramsinks to improve the cooling?


Yes but normal thermal pads don't work you need a way to mount them with either pushpins or bolts. Arctic silver5 is the best compound for this type of application. They can't be lose or easily fall off or you could have a failure. Do you got any tools that you can do metal work with and some old heatsinks?
a c 173 U Graphics card
May 13, 2010 5:29:53 PM

esaglik said:
i found this
http://coolpc.com/Thermalright-Spitfire-VGA-Cooler/M/B0...
anyone got one? if so are they any good? (ill be getting it with a 140mm fan on it plus theres an accsessory pack comes with some awseom vrm heatsinks and thermal adhesive pads.


For a single card yes but will block several slots.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

This is what I use and it doesn't block slots but as usual there is always better.

Some alternatives

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
May 13, 2010 6:01:59 PM

are you sure? it goes over the top of the cards and im pretty sure theyre dual plated so top and bottom can be mounted so either way so i have one one way and one the other then wih fans on both id had the cards for example the sound card would have air blowing over it too?

check out http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CMUZIWdjRNE
at around 8:40
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