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    [O/C]"Extreme" Video Card Cooling on an "Extreme" Budget

    In the never ending quest for a few more MHz of power that any self respecting overclocker is constantly seeking, this question always comes up. How can I get this piece of hardware colder? As we all know, heat is normally the enemy of speed in our little world, and overclockers have dreamed up brilliant and sophisticated ways to keep their hardware colder. This is not one of them.
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    Well done first article! Glad your poor 4550 survived.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hokiealumnus View Post
    Well done first article! Glad your poor 4550 survived.
    Thanks! It was a lot of fun. I hope everyone gets a good chuckle out of it! I think comical relief may be my future foray, as my clocking skills ain't so leet.
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    Coooolllllll

    hahahah soo cool
    Congrats! I have the same 4550 I use it in one of my download-dedicated computer that work 24/7 veryyy silently... I think they call that SCREEN COOLING... yea... whatever that means.

    Arghhhh... Now I will have to do that and I will burn my 4550 for sure.

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    Thanks guys! I'm still plotting a way to do this with a 4890, hmmm.
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    200w TDP is going to be a little tougher then 40w tdp
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bobnova View Post
    200w TDP is going to be a little tougher then 40w tdp
    13 gallon garbage bag?
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    great stuff xoke!

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    Thats...freaking...hilarious! Too bad you didn't get any extra clocks while cold.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Voidn View Post
    Thats...freaking...hilarious! Too bad you didn't get any extra clocks while cold.
    Yea...had I know that it would have actually worked...I would have come up with a volt mod before hand, lol. Still, it was an absolute hoot!

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    Now to do this on a CPU! Should save some money and get the more economical extra-thin no-ziplock sandwhich-size bags =D

    just kidding... but do you think this would actually ever yield sub-zero temps on a higher TDP card? Say... a 4830?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dooms101 View Post
    Now to do this on a CPU! Should save some money and get the more economical extra-thin no-ziplock sandwhich-size bags =D

    just kidding... but do you think this would actually ever yield sub-zero temps on a higher TDP card? Say... a 4830?
    It would work on anything...just have to make the components in question bigger. I have seen a True 120 zip tied (who was that OCF member?) to high end GPU. If one was so bold they could do something like that and stick the whole thing in a bag...would need a bigger sandwich bag though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by xokeman View Post
    True 120 zip tied (who was that OCF member?)
    it was a Venomous X and it was matt5, paparomiro recently recreated it on a 580 with a True
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    Quote Originally Posted by m0r7if3r View Post
    it was a Venomous X and it was matt5, paparomiro recently recreated it on a 580 with a True
    Where is that pic...makes me lol every time I see it!
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    Now how the hell do you manage to get a TRUE to fit in that orientation on a GPU? And does this work on cpu blocks? I've always wanted to get a CPU cold but those pots are expensive... Plus I don't know where you get dry ice at anyways.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dooms101 View Post
    Now how the hell do you manage to get a TRUE to fit in that orientation on a GPU? And does this work on cpu blocks? I've always wanted to get a CPU cold but those pots are expensive... Plus I don't know where you get dry ice at anyways.


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    hahaha that is sooo cool. I thought about doing this with a friend's left over Phenom 9950BE stock heatpipe cooler and a 9800GT, I just couldn't figure out how to mount it =(
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    Zip ties?
    I'd be afraid to try to get those zip ties pretty tight without breaking the circuit board

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