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Old November 4, 2008, 02:41 PM
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Question asus 8800gt air cooling.........

i thought ( and still do ) that the cooling fans for the asus 8800gt were crap due to the fact that the speed never changed. i mounted the arctic cooling Accelero S1 and the fan kit to it. due to an errant watch band i ended up toasting that.

i let the card and the accelero run without a fan. it got rather warm, in the 50's. i just checked a few minutes ago and it was in the 60's, the system was nearly idle.

i have just mounted to it a Scythe Ultra Kaze 1000 rpm fan to it with zip ties. as everyone knows the kaze fans are a little heavier than most.

my question ( finally ) is, will that extra weight be a bother or worry. the fan and the accelero cooler hanging off the card. it doesnt seem to droop any lower but i thought i would ask if its alright to hang that much weight off the video card slot and of course the screwed in mount on back fo the machine.

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Old November 4, 2008, 04:55 PM
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I learned my lesson a long time ago with ASUS graphics card and have ever since switched to BFG - it runs cool, very quiet, and the fan speed adjusts automatically and it works just fine - I can even OC it further than the already OCed speed, and it still runs cool off the stock HSF - never again am I touching ASUS graphics cards, I've had similar problems with asus gfx cards.
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Old November 4, 2008, 05:30 PM
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Don't know if you're ever up this way Rob (or if you know somebody who makes the trip fairly regularily), but I've got a few of the thinner 1800 RPM yate loons sitting around doing nothing. If you're concerned about the extra weight, they'd be lighter, and the fact that they're thin would put the center of gravity closer to the heatsink.

Give me a shout if you're going to be up this way and I'll hook you up with a couple.
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Old November 4, 2008, 08:21 PM
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When I used a 8800GT last year, I did replace the stock HSF with the Accelero S1. Airflow was provided with dual 1200mm Scythe SFF21Fs. It held up the weight pretty well.
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Old November 5, 2008, 06:27 AM
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I had the same setup too, It was attached to the HSF with zip ties, but I diod a bad job and it was vibrating. So what I ended up doing is letting the fan sit on the Mobo... I was not using the next PCI-E so no problem...
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Old November 6, 2008, 03:09 PM
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thx anyway SS Wilson. it looks though like i dont have much to worry about.

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