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Radeon Without Fan?

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jwells11

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I'm thinking about getting a DDR Radeon AIW card but don't want yet another fan in my system (1.333gzh Athlon, A7M266 m/b). Does a Radeon run cool enough to use without a fan? I don't overclock.
 

AKDUDE

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Probably so, if you don't run it past 160 something or so. The LE comes with a little dinky heatsink, and I ran it for benchmarks up to 185 or so, and it still didn't have artifacts, but ran hot.
However, a small 40mm fan won't put off much sound, any airflow is better than none.
One good thing is the Radeon dosn't put out much heat.
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It_The_Cow

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Yeah , the fan is so small and pathetic that it hardly makes a sound, that and with all your other fans, the noise it makes would dissapate in the noise your other fans would make
 

phantom punisher

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i got tthe 64 ddr it came with a DINKY fan im willing to bet that a large heatsink without a fan would be much better. the heatsink under the stock fan was worthless im sure a large passive cooler would be more afective
 
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jwells11

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Thanks all for the info. So, who makes and/or sells premium video card heatsinks designed for use without a fan?


dozier768 (Jul 03, 2001 12:23 a.m.):
you could also under clock it to compensate
 

It_The_Cow

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Yeah, it seems fine. They also have some good heatsinks at 2cooltek.com if you don't want a chipset cooler
 

Nagorak

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phantom punisher (Jul 02, 2001 09:45 p.m.):
i got tthe 64 ddr it came with a DINKY fan im willing to bet that a large heatsink without a fan would be much better. the heatsink under the stock fan was worthless im sure a large passive cooler would be more afective

Yeah that PoS that comes on the card is pretty sad, isn't it? I'm not sure that it does anything at all...it seems to me the card would probably run just about as cool without it. I think the LE heatsink is actually higher quality than that crappy fan. Of course I placed a monsterous Socket 370 on mine, so even the LE's heatsink looks pretty dinky in comparison.