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Better cooling for my Radeon 8500LE - required?

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gas-man

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It's the 128mb version, and I do not overclock it (I may consider it in future) - would I benefit at all by picking up a blue/crystal orb?
 

Cisco Kid

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no as well, I will post a pick of mine, it has a nice alpha on it made big diff in core overclock

cisco kid
 

Silversinksam

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Cisco Kid said:
no as well, I will post a pick of mine, it has a nice alpha on it made big diff in core overclock

cisco kid

I think you meant yes :rolleyes:

My personal feelings on this is the heatsink on the 8500 is ridiculously inefficient and replacing it, even if not overclocking is not a bad idea for many reasons...
 

WildArmSX

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I would suggest you put ina card/slot fan becasue they can heat up quite a bit, even more so depending how the air is circulating off the processor. I would be a good idea especially if you want to overcolck your video card.
 

Cisco Kid

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Silversinksam said:


I think you meant yes :rolleyes:

My personal feelings on this is the heatsink on the 8500 is ridiculously inefficient and replacing it, even if not overclocking is not a bad idea for many reasons...

yes that is true or I guess I would not have replaced mine with the help of you SSS, what exactly is the sink fan I got from you?

Cisco KID
 

Yodums

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Cisco Kid said:


yes that is true or I guess I would not have replaced mine with the help of you SSS, what exactly is the sink fan I got from you?

Cisco KID

From my understanding, the Alpha 15 1U. At stock speeds, it isn't necessary to change it. To overclock you should.. and add ramsinks.
 

Cisco Kid

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Henry Rollins II said:
I dont know about cooling, but it sure needs a voltage mod.


why does it need as voltage mod. THe 8500LE card will run 300/300 outa da box with stock cooling and it will do so with no problems. Yes the card will get hot but from what I saw my performance was not affected to the point that it was noticeable even after gaming for about 60 minutes.

I am surprised at how much higher the core goes with better cooling and I have run 310/310 and all is good so far, but I think it will top out at 315 for the mem and possibly the same for the core.

That is more than enough, i guess not all of the 8500LE need volt mods just depends on your need for speed!!

Cisoc KId
 

Cisco Kid

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Yodums said:


From my understanding, the Alpha 15 1U. At stock speeds, it isn't necessary to change it. To overclock you should.. and add ramsinks.

yep that is what it is , thanks Yodums

cisco kid