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Kango

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Anyone know good deal for RAMsinks for GF3 Ti200 videocard? I mean those small "rectangular" ramsink not the long ram sink cuz I can't cut it. Thanks
 

Mr. $T$

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Take a look a rat shack (radio shack) and they have some transistor heatsinks they are about $ 1.25 they are a little bigger than a standerd ramchip, they do a really good job of cooling and are what I use on my computer

Would give you a link but the page they are on look like it is down, If you would like a pict I can give you one.
 

Monaco

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i second the Shack 'sinks, they work extremely well and are cheap- they are $1.50 each at my local store, easy to get as well. If you live near an RS that is :D

I have seen sets of all-copper RAMsinks online for like $15, (without shipping) and you'll need 8 from the Shack to do most cards, so do the math and decide what is best for you. I use Shack sinks cuz I hate to wait for the USP man.
 

Mr B

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Mr. $T$ said:
Take a look a rat shack (radio shack) and they have some transistor heatsinks they are about $ 1.25 they are a little bigger than a standerd ramchip, they do a really good job of cooling and are what I use on my computer

Would give you a link but the page they are on look like it is down, If you would like a pict I can give you one.

If you could post a Rat Shack p/n or link, I'd appreciate it...;) If the local store has em, I might pick up a couple/few myself...:) (save time and wear and tear on my arm on cutting up a Pentium heatsink...:D )
 

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Mr. $T$

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Silversinksam said:


NO, they are 24mm x 11mm (i just measured one) :(

Ya they do (just make sure they don't hit any contacts)


I use them on my Ti 4400, they work real well.
 

Silversinksam

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Mr. $T$ said:


Ya they do (just make sure they don't hit any contacts)


I use them on my Ti 4400, they work real well.

I agree that the experienced O/cer can make just about anything fit, but he mentioned he didnt want to cut them and seemed to want a perfect fit :rolleyes:
 
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Kango

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Yea I got the heatsink from RS the 99 cents one and when I tried it it didn't fit :mad: So I tried to cut that sink with a handy saw and it work and it fit pretty much what I have wanted :D Thanks for all your helps
 

Monaco

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Along with the great little Al sinks, RS also has a stamped U-shaped tin heatsink for a little bit less...AVOID!!! Those are great for transistors and TO-220 use, but are teh complete suck for anything an OCer is likely to do. I've tried em a few times, Ghetto OCer and all, but always get horrible results with those. Better than no cooling at all, I suppose, but by a very thin margin :D
 

Mr. $T$

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Silversinksam said:


I agree that the experienced O/cer can make just about anything fit, but he mentioned he didnt want to cut them and seemed to want a perfect fit :rolleyes:

no mods of any kind, there are only a few places that it could hit but not many.
 

tseongsun

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If it looks like it will initially hang over and possibly short something, you might be able to take a little tiny bit of electrical tape (4mmx4mm or whatever) and cover the things that you think will be in danger. That will be enough insulation to stop a short. =D
 

larrymoencurly

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Radio Shack has a really nice extruded black anodized heatsink, #276-1368, $1.49. I RTVed some to the mobo regulator transistors in hopes of keeping the electrolytic capacitors from bulging.
 

JPS

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You all just saved me a ton of $$$$. Combine these with the oldskool PII & PIII Alu heatsinks I picked up for $1.00 and I am in business. Now I just need the mobo for my next 'project' to arrive...
 

(HR)Titan

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tseongsun said:
If it looks like it will initially hang over and possibly short something, you might be able to take a little tiny bit of electrical tape (4mmx4mm or whatever) and cover the things that you think will be in danger. That will be enough insulation to stop a short. =D
thx for tip:)