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Old November 21, 2008, 06:03 PM
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I have a single slot 8800gt (EVGA), as my sig!
My plan is to scrap the stock heatsink and strap an old VF700 to it, with a crap load of those little blue pointy heatsinks The sink should fit beauty, but only using two of the four mounts available on the card. Cost: ($13.00 CDN Peso)

Will using two mounts be problematic, like stress anything that shouldn't be stressed? Uneven force? What 'ya think? GigaByte did it: Newegg.com - GIGABYTE GV-NX88T512HP GeForce 8800 GT 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card - Desktop Graphics / Video Cards
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Old November 21, 2008, 07:16 PM
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I wouldn't do it- I would think that it would lead to uneven pressure.
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The VF700 works just fine on an 8800gt. My load temps hit around 73 degrees when I had my old VF700cu on it at 12v. I didn't have any problems with "uneven pressure". Board didn't seem stressed at all holding the Zalman on. My VF700cu came with a backplate that isn't pictured in the newegg link.
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Old November 21, 2008, 09:04 PM
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Hey everyone,

I have a single slot 8800gt (EVGA), as my sig!
My plan is to scrap the stock heatsink and strap an old VF700 to it, with a crap load of those little blue pointy heatsinks The sink should fit beauty, but only using two of the four mounts available on the card. Cost: ($13.00 CDN Peso)

Will using two mounts be problematic, like stress anything that shouldn't be stressed? Uneven force? What 'ya think? GigaByte did it: Newegg.com - GIGABYTE GV-NX88T512HP GeForce 8800 GT 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card - Desktop Graphics / Video Cards
Why can't you use all 4 mounts? I had VF900's on both a Palit 8800GT 1GB Sonic and a BFG 8800GT 512MB and the 4 mounting holes lined up perfectly. The BFG card OCed to 700MHz on the core runs 58C on the core while folding and the VF900 fan is pretty much silent in the case.

Does the VF700 use different mounting than the VF900?
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Why can't you use all 4 mounts? I had VF900's on both a Palit 8800GT 1GB Sonic and a BFG 8800GT 512MB and the 4 mounting holes lined up perfectly. The BFG card OCed to 700MHz on the core runs 58C on the core while folding and the VF900 fan is pretty much silent in the case.

Does the VF700 use different mounting than the VF900?
It must, the VF700 just uses 2 holes.
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Old November 23, 2008, 04:35 PM
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Well, I went ahead and put the VF-700 on my 8800gt. Temps are down 10c, idle and load.
Pretty happy with the results.
One thing though, I wonder if those blue zalman sinks are enough for the VRM's!

I was looking at the Swiftech 8800 Mosfet heatsink, the thing is as big as a house!
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Well, I went ahead and put the VF-700 on my 8800gt. Temps are down 10c, idle and load.
Pretty happy with the results.
One thing though, I wonder if those blue zalman sinks are enough for the VRM's!

I was looking at the Swiftech 8800 Mosfet heatsink, the thing is as big as a house!
I think they are OK. Back when I was watercooling my Palit 8800GT 1GB card I just used the blue Zalman sinks on the power section and everything seemed cool. They didn't get too hot at all. The heatsinks on the memory were another matter... With the 1GB chips back to back on the Palit Sonic they got pretty toasty. But it didn't seem to bother them. They still OC'ed well.
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