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Test Graphics Card: MSI Radeon X800XL

Thermaltake Tide Water Tackles GPU Heat
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Since installing the Tide Water on a high-performance graphics card requires separate heat sinks for the graphics memory, we decided to try the liquid cooling solution on a mid-range product. We found a MSI Radeon X800XL in our labs; while no longer a top of the line product, it still produces an adequate amount of heat that needs to be addressed. We performed temperature testing with the stock cooler and the Tide Water, both at stock speeds and overclocked.

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