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Old December 5, 2008, 07:40 PM
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Default Compact 9600GSO cooling?

Anybody have any suggestions affordable, good cooling for a Galaxy 9600GSO card? Canada Computers - Video Cards > PCI-Express Cards > Powered By nVidia : Galaxy GeForce 9600GSO Chipset (600Mhz) 384MB DDR3 (1800Mhz) Dual Dual-Link Display PCI-Express 2.0 Graphics Card.

The card is in the bottom SLI slot of the original Crosshair motherboard, so the cooler would have to be fairly small. I tried putting a 9800GTX+ card in the bottom slot, but it would not fit. A dual-slot cooler might work if the shape of the add-on cooler is different than the GTX+, as the GTX+ almost fit.

The reason I would want to OC this GSO card is for folding, as I think the card really overheats (82-85c on load) causing a reboot. When it sat in the top slot, it ran 60c. Also, I have not done a video card cooling project before so a cheap card would be a good first try.
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Old December 5, 2008, 08:23 PM
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Would a Zalman VF-900 Work?? and some Zalman heatsinks ??? I remember when i had that set up on my 8800GT it was superb. Actually lookin at the Zalman site it does if you need one i know a great seller let me know i have bought several coolers of him.
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