X1800XT Cooling Mod

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A blast from the past! This old girl needed some cooling, but had to be quiet.

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I picked up a Thermaltake Copper Orb off fleabay on the cheap. I attached the Orb, ramsinks & VRM sinks with Artic Silver Ceramique Epoxy. I’m sure a lot of us “old timers” remember these back during the Socket A days. I, for one, modded several Ti4400/4600 video cards with these badboys. Oh the fond memories…

Anyways, the blower type of stock cooler on the X1800XT was LOUD even during idle and extremely overbearing/annoying during loads & gaming. So I decided to bring back a classic mod. Nice & quiet plus lowered temps to 40C idle and about 50C loaded. Here she is in all her glory!

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