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v5 5500 O/C Kit. Is this thing worth the $$$ ???

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UnseenMenace

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Joined
Apr 23, 2001
I personally would not buy all that equipment, for the following reason..
the RAM heatsinks ?.. have you ever touched your ram, does it feel hot ?.. NO. so why does it need heat sinks ?
Personally speaking I would rather spend the money on a blue orb or if you can find the space on the card a something bigger and better.
It is also worth remembering that no HSF on your graphic card will give your FPS unless the reduction in temprature allows you to overclock it a bit more
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Duron 800 @ 1050 with Global Win FOP-32 (140 x 7.5)
Abit KT7A-Raid Mobo
512 mb (Crucial Stuff CAS 2)
Hard Drive Cooler
Elsa Eraser X2 Gforce with Blue Orb (modified to display as a Quadro and overclocked http://www.tweakhardware.com/guide/quadro/ )
Sound Blaster Live Value
Full Tower with 5 (120 mm) case fans with seperate PSU
 

Froggy1

Registered
Joined
May 3, 2001
UnseenMenace (May 21, 2001 10:38 a.m.):
I personally would not buy all that equipment, for the following reason..
the RAM heatsinks ?.. have you ever touched your ram, does it feel hot ?.. NO. so why does it need heat sinks ?
Personally speaking I would rather spend the money on a blue orb or if you can find the space on the card a something bigger and better.
It is also worth remembering that no HSF on your graphic card will give your FPS unless the reduction in temprature allows you to overclock it a bit more
------------------------------
Duron 800 @ 1050 with Global Win FOP-32 (140 x 7.5)
Abit KT7A-Raid Mobo
512 mb (Crucial Stuff CAS 2)
Hard Drive Cooler
Elsa Eraser X2 Gforce with Blue Orb (modified to display as a Quadro and overclocked http://www.tweakhardware.com/guide/quadro/ )
Sound Blaster Live Value
Full Tower with 5 (120 mm) case fans with seperate PSU

Umm The RAM on my Vid card does get very hot to th etouch and has HS on them from the factory! But you are right that unless you OC the card your FPS will not increase!
 

Shadow ÒÓ

Mod in Hiding
Joined
Dec 20, 2000
Location
Pensacola, Florida USA
I'd give a definite thumbs down. Cool your gpu's enough and the ram will not be as hot. I run the 5500 and put socket 7 hsf's on them. The memory is always room temp or so now.

Save yourself a ton of money and grab a couple of the old pentium coolers........that is as long as you have the clearance.