Go Back   Hardware Canucks > CASES & COOLING > Air Cooling

    
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1 (permalink)  
Old November 4, 2008, 03:41 PM
MVP
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Posts: 294
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.

thx for looking

rob123
Reply With Quote
  #2 (permalink)  
Old November 4, 2008, 05:55 PM
Hall Of Fame
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Canada
Posts: 1,221

My System Specs

Default

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.
Reply With Quote
  #3 (permalink)  
Old November 4, 2008, 06:30 PM
sswilson's Avatar
Moderator
F@H
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Moncton NB
Posts: 14,784

My System Specs

Default

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.
__________________
MSI Z87I Gaming AC / i7 4770K / 2X 8G Gskill 1866 Sniper / XFX XTR 750 / EVGA GTX 680 SC+ 2GB / Intel DC S3700 200G / Seagate Barracuda 1TB
Inwin 904 / Swiftech MCP655-b / Alphacool NexXxos XT45 120 Rad / 2X Scythe GT AP-15 / EK Supreme HF / Dell UltraSharp U2412M

Asrock AM1H-ITX / AM1 Athlon 5350 / 2X4G Gskill PC3-14900 / Intel 6235 Wi-Fi / 90W Targus Power Brick / 250G Samsung 840 Series SSD / Mini-Box M350 / 1X 22" Dell IPS / 1X 22" HP
Reply With Quote
  #4 (permalink)  
Old November 4, 2008, 09:21 PM
3.0charlie's Avatar
3.0 "I kill SR2's" Charlie
F@H
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Laval, QC
Posts: 9,679

My System Specs

Default

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.
__________________
Hydro-Quebec is salivating...
Reply With Quote
  #5 (permalink)  
Old November 5, 2008, 07:27 AM
matsta31's Avatar
Hall Of Fame
F@H
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Montreal
Posts: 2,204
Default

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...
__________________

Sold hardware again.....
Currently using WHS hardware....
Reply With Quote
  #6 (permalink)  
Old November 6, 2008, 04:09 PM
MVP
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Posts: 294
Default

thx anyway SS Wilson. it looks though like i dont have much to worry about.

cheers

rob123
Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools
Display Modes