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Aftermarket cooler for Gigabyte Geforce 8800 GTS 640MB?

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October 18, 2010 3:27:40 AM

I'm trying to find an aftermarket vga cooler for my Gigabyte Geforce 8800 GTS 640MB. The stock fan died on it and it will overheat if I try to do just about anything with it.

I looked at a bunch of zalman coolers online but none claim to support the 8800, most say they support up to the 7900.

I'm not looking for something big. I don't want the card + cooler to take up more than 2 slots. I won't be using it for any major gaming. It will just be used as a secondary card to support 2 extra monitors. The most taxing exercise on it will probably be playing 1080p movies.

I searched the forums for coolers but all the results are from when the card was new 2-3 years ago and most of the links are broken and products no where to be found. I'm guessing there are newer coolers that still work with the 8800.


I am probably going to be sticking this in as a secondary card in my current build so I can support 2 more monitors and maybe use it for some physx acceleration.

Specs:
case: cooler master haf 932
psu: CORSAIR CMPSU-1000HX 1000W
mobo: ASUS RAMPAGE III EXTREME
cpu: i7 930 w/ Hyper 212 cooler
video cards: MSI Geforce 460GTX CYCLONE, Gigabyte Geforce 210
memory: 12 GB corsair


I want something quiet that will keep it below 65 C while under a light load. Any suggestions?
a b Î Nvidia
October 18, 2010 3:33:52 AM

This is what I use on my 8800gtx. Valman VF1000 and the RSH88 kit. The RSH88 kit works only with G80 cards like my 8800gtx and your 8800gts and will only work with the zalman vf1000. I know that it costs a lot but it is the best performance cooling solution for this generation and it is silent. The RSH88 kit will cool the vram, power vrm, and the display chip while the gpu is cooled by the vf1000.

http://www.acousticpc.com/zalman_rhs88_heatsink.html

http://www.overclock.net/attachments/nvidia-cooling/632...

http://www.overclock.net/attachments/nvidia-cooling/632...

http://techgage.com/print/geforce_8800_gtsgtx_cooler_co...
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October 18, 2010 4:03:47 AM

nforce4max said:
This is what I use on my 8800gtx. Valman VF1000 and the RSH88 kit. The RSH88 kit works only with G80 cards like my 8800gtx and your 8800gts and will only work with the zalman vf1000. I know that it costs a lot but it is the best performance cooling solution for this generation and it is silent. The RSH88 kit will cool the vram, power vrm, and the display chip while the gpu is cooled by the vf1000.

http://www.acousticpc.com/zalman_rhs88_heatsink.html

http://www.overclock.net/attachments/nvidia-cooling/632...

http://www.overclock.net/attachments/nvidia-cooling/632...

http://techgage.com/print/geforce_8800_gtsgtx_cooler_co...


Thanks but that's a little more than I want to spend on it. I'm hoping to spend $30 tops. For what I want it to be able to do at that price I think it would be better just to buy a new card.
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October 18, 2010 4:57:29 AM

i guess what you have to weigh up, is the cost of a cooler you can get vs the cost of a gt240, which would have about the same performance of your card. Or try to find something on ebay. I would just use this as a reason to upgrade
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January 27, 2011 6:05:33 AM

Thermaltake Duorb. You can find it on google for 15-25.
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January 28, 2011 12:27:56 AM

I actually just took off all the heatsinks and fan, cleaned off the thermal paste, and put arctic silver 5 on. I put the heatsinks and fan back on and it works great.

The thermal "paste" that was on there looked like bandaids or something. It was terrible.
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January 28, 2011 4:19:03 AM

i thought you said the fan died?
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February 4, 2011 6:00:50 AM

iam2thecrowe said:
i thought you said the fan died?


It wasn't spinning before but it started working again after I reassembled everything. I also just left the plastic part covering the fan and a lot of the heatsinks off. It seems to stay a lot cooler without it.

I'm even able to play StarCraft 2 for hours at a time without any heating problems. I had a couple LAN parties.
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