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Some pics of my Ti4200 cooling

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nightowl

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I found that my Ti4200 would get extremely hot even when not overclocking it. I have now fitted it with pure copper heatsink (AKASA AK 330) and a delta black label 60mm fan. I have the fan on a switch so it will run at 7V most of the time and only at 12V when it really needs it.
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With this setup I do lose two of my pci slots to the heatsink and fan but I dont and probably never will use them so it makes no difference.

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I will also be fitting some ramsinks to this card very soon. This should bring the temps down a notch ;)
 

Despotes

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Have you been able to oc any higher?
I stuck a CoolJag on my G3, but it didn't increase my oc'ing any.
Looked nice though.:D
 
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Fitting the copper heatsink let me oc the core clock about 20-25MHz over stock. I have only just put the delta on dont know if that will make a difference and my ram wont go higher than 615MHz at the moment. I would like to think the ramsinks will help but to be honest I dont care I already have quite an awesome overclock with this card. Like you said though it will look good :D
 

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hey!

hey nightowl........Where did you get that copper heatsink and fan??? I'm going to OC my vid card but I can't find any copper heatsinks or fans that are small enough to go on vid cards?? Where did you get your supply's from??? thx.......
 
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The heatsink I am using is an AKASA AK 330 FC-PGA Cooler which is just the same as the Cooljag. The fan is just a normal 60mm delta black label which i traded with my bro for an old Thermaltake heatsink I had. Like the photo shows that heatsink and fan uses up 2 pci slots. Even without the delta it still puts one of my pci slots out of use. So check you have room before you buy :D
 

Mad Butter

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Thx man.......I see how you modified your cooling but how did you afix your heatsink to your video card???
 

smokincs

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Lo

Thats a nice bit of DIY there! :)

Got a couple of questions tho....

1) How heavy is that setup? Copper heatsink plus a fat fan must be putting your card under sum strain!? Have u got it resting on ur PCI slots? WIll the AS adhesive hold that weight?

Just interested for overclocking my Gf3ti500 :D


Smokin
 
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Thanks for all the cool comments!! I can't wait to get the ramsinks on it, that heatsink will allow a good flow of air over the ones on the front of the card and the fans on the side of the case will blow over the entire card for even more cooling.

I am still tryin to figure out some way to cool the back of the card where the reverse side of the gpu is as it gets quite warm regadless of my cooling efforts. It might not help at all but it will add to the whole visual effect of this card :D
 

Chan

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Is all that really needed? I'd be scared of that HSF it looks like it can rip out the core.
 
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Chan said:
Is all that really needed? I'd be scared of that HSF it looks like it can rip out the core.

The copper heatsink let me overclock my card a bit more. I had no other use for that fan and figured it would look good on my gfx card. That setup is heavy but not as heavy as you might think. I have geat confidence in the thermal adhesive. If anything does get ripped off then i will have to deal with it but I have seen much larger heatsinks attached to gfx cards with no ill effects. If it does decide to part from the gpu hopefully my ancient sound card will break the fall b4 it gets to my not so ancient wireless network adapter :D
 

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I have found that OCing the core only doesnt do squat for vid performance. OCing the ram helps alot. While I love the way that card looks, I dunno if it will get u any more 3D Marks.

Very cool. Lemme know what the ram sinks do. I have heard they dont help much but would like to glue a few on my card.
 

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Samoyed said:
I have found that OCing the core only doesnt do squat for vid performance. OCing the ram helps alot. While I love the way that card looks, I dunno if it will get u any more 3D Marks.

Very cool. Lemme know what the ram sinks do. I have heard they dont help much but would like to glue a few on my card.

You are 100% wrong.. When overclocking a G4 card, you get more from the CORE and the memory in terms of performance. What you're talking about applys to Geforce 1 & 2 cards. The memory interface of the G4 is very effecient.
 

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I stand corrected!!! After reading your post I did a series of 3DMark tests.

OC the core from 250mhz to 300mhz got 400 pts with stock mem @ 514.

OC the mem to 570mhz got only 200 pts with stock mem @ 250.

It was my experience with the GF2 that made me think the core MHZ didnt help much.
 

TheFrag

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Chan said:
Is all that really needed? I'd be scared of that HSF it looks like it can rip out the core.

Actually this happend to someone with a Socket A heatsink on their GPU. Tried to get it off and the GPU ripped out with it. It brougt tears to my eyes veiwing thos epics
 
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dam is that Delta fan loud... That high pitched whin kills me

Believe me, if it was running at 12V all the time I would never have put it on there but I have it on a switch so I can run it at 7V. At 7V it makes less noise than the fan that heatsink came with.

Tried to get it off and the GPU ripped out with it. It brougt tears to my eyes veiwing thos epics

That would suck. I have no doubt at all that if I tried to remove that heatsink it would do more than rip the gpu out. Thankfully I have no intention of removing it.