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bub

New Member
Joined
May 25, 2001
I have a Geforce 2 GTS (32mb) that came with my Dell...the fan and heatsink that came with it suck (o/c'ing past 210/350 almost burns up the card)...what is the best fan/heatsink for the card on the market (price is not an issue)...I would like to stick to fans and not water or peltiers because I am still kinda new to o/c'ing...one more thing, I saw some heatsinks for the memory on the card, should I get that too...

Thanks for your help
 

UnseenMenace

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Joined
Apr 23, 2001
Most reputable dealers sell specific chipset coolers and you should look into one of these.. The Geforce graphics cards draw a lot of power through the AGP port and you need a fan that does not draw its power from the card as this only adds to the problem.
While some people 'claim' increased stability while using heatsinks on the memory chips, I personally don't think there is not much evidence to warrant obtaining these as when I touch my memory it doesn't feel hot to the touch
 

taz1004

Registered
Joined
Mar 7, 2001
"I personally don't think there is not much evidence to warrant obtaining these as when I touch my memory it doesn't feel hot to the touch"

Finger is not the best way to gauge temperature. 70'C isn't that hot to touch either (100'C is boiling point). It feels little warm. Yet it is dangerous temperature for CPU.

--BrianC
 

outhouse

Senior Member
Joined
Mar 11, 2001
Location
Auburn California
theve done a big article on using pelts on video cards and the extra performance is just not what it should be but as far as using a good HSF that will definitely be better then the crummy ones that they come with, there really is no benefit to cooling ram as the other guys have stated. for my GF2-mx i found a huge HSF that was for a CPU i cut it down to size with a hacksaw and filed the edges so that they were smooth i also lapped the bottom while i was at it you can put the HSF on with thermal compound and 4 drops of superglue in the corners and this works great i guarantee that this works way better then any borb the only downfall is you may loose a PCI slot but for me a cooler graphics card was worth it.

goodluck