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Mr B

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I recently got a NVIDIA Riva TNT2 M64 32MB AGP card, and was wondering if the fan on it could be replaced directly with the Blue Orb?

The fan on my card is mounted with two plastic "push pins", oh an inch and three quarters or so apart.

Is the Blue orb designed to be a direct upgrade for this type of fan??

ie...has anyone got one of these w/ the Blue Orb, and should I bother????

Thanks in advance!!

Mr B
 
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tweak

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Yes it will fit. The Borb comes with thermal tape, thermal paste and push pins. I have one on my Hercules Prophet II GTS, and it works well. I have been able to bump my mem alot higher with it. My latest 3dmark score is 8300, still tweaking though.
They are only $9 at www.coolerchips.com I had mine in 2 days after ordering
 

Tachyon

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Mr B (Feb 04, 2001 10:10 a.m.):
I recently got a NVIDIA Riva TNT2 M64 32MB AGP card, and was wondering if the fan on it could be replaced directly with the Blue Orb?

The fan on my card is mounted with two plastic "push pins", oh an inch and three quarters or so apart.

Is the Blue orb designed to be a direct upgrade for this type of fan??

ie...has anyone got one of these w/ the Blue Orb, and should I bother????

Thanks in advance!!

I also recommend Arctic Silver be put between the BLORB and chipset.
Mr B
 
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tweak

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hmm, I used the white paste that came with it. I have some Arctic silver left, I think I will try it.
 
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Mr B

Mr B

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Thanks. I'm gonna get one, just a matter of when/$$.

Got a tube of the Arctic Silver w/in arms reach, too. First thing I did was to pull of the dweeby little fan/sink, clean off the crud they used, and put some on. THEN I plugged it in.........

By the end of the winter, I'm gonna have so many fricken fans going in this box, it'll sound like Logan airport in here!!

Mr B
 

-tip--

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I just threw on the Blue orb on my Prophet II. I'm worried that when I put it on then took it off there wasn't much thermal compound on the blorb. Is this chip concave or something? Should I glue the thing down rather than use the push pins?

Right now I'm afraid to run a 3D game, I've almost burned myself touching the back side of the card :(
 

Murphy

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-tip-- (Feb 05, 2001 11:37 p.m.):
I just threw on the Blue orb on my Prophet II. I'm worried that when I put it on then took it off there wasn't much thermal compound on the blorb. Is this chip concave or something? Should I glue the thing down rather than use the push pins?

Right now I'm afraid to run a 3D game, I've almost burned myself touching the back side of the card :(

Use thermal grease, a lot if necessary. This seems like bad connection from chip-borb, you could try lapping, but my experience is things don't get flat from it, no matter how hard you try. And yes, than it's wise not to run 3d-games if the back is hot. The borb was mend to cool your card better than the stock fan, wasn't it???
 

-tip--

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Either the orb isn't flat or the chip isn't flat, I feel it's the chip. I took a Dremel to the GPU ( I figure the warranty is void anyways ) and it helped some.

For the life of me I can't find much info on lapping. Anyone know if there's a guide to doing it somewhere out there?

thx

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