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Passive cooling only of GeForce 2 GTS?

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Jesper Mortensen

New Member
May 8, 2001
Hi, I'm new in class, please be nice... ;)

I was wondering: Has anyone cooled a GeForce 2 GPU with a passive heatsink only? I've searched around, but I didn't find anything. Does that indicate that it's impossible within realistic heatsink sizes, or am I just the first guy to think about it?

Clearly, I want to reduce noise, and I'm not ready to use watercooling just yet.
I have come across a graphics chip heatink similar to the 'Flower' cpu cooler see it here; http://www.dangerousdog.com/reviews/zm17cu/zm17cu.htm I think it performed pretty good providing you had good case ventilation (which means a big noisy fan !)
Not sure why you would want to go in that direction, the stock HSF on the GTS is barely audible.