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    Aftermarket cooling (Gainward 6600GT PCIe)

    i'm looking to ditch the poorly mounted stock heatsink and fan that is on my Gainward 6600GT GS GLH PCIe card.

    is there any aftermarket cooling solutions out there yet for this card?

    if so links plz, preferably UK links

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    there you are sir, i think these are the best of the air coolers. Arctic cooling really makes good vga coolers
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    Agreed.
    They perform very well, are very quiet, and cheap too.
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    Poorly mounted is an understatement with the Gainward, agree with the other two posters on the choice for a none extreme workaday hsf.

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    Yes, get one of the NV Silencers. They do the job.

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    Zalman VGA Cooler

    Just curious how the Zalman VF700-Cu compares to the Arctic Cooling solution suggested in this thread. Anybody ever test the two of them side by side?
    AMD 2500-Mobile (12.5x200) DFI Lanparty Ultra B Rev. A, Geoforce3 ti200, 1 GB Geil UltraX pc4400. Cooling = Zalman CNPS7000A-Cu on cpu, default cooling for vid card and elsewhere. Fortron Blue Storm PSU.

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    my advice on that would be look for reviews by sites that overclocked the cards and compare how high they each got.

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    overclocking on this card is somewhere between 560 and 580 stock.

    i did a little mod with 2 nuts as seen in shamino's article on the card and managed to get 590 out of it stable.
    pushed it to 600 for 3dmark01 runs, letting it cool down between each test.

    this card has the 3mm mounting holes around the CPU so i found that the Zalman VGA heatpipe cooler will work on this card, and looks cool aswell

    anyone with any experience on the zalman heatpipe? is it any good?

    *edit* i notice the arctic cooling is not available in the uk
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    Ive read some reviews that like the ThermalTake Extreme Giant III. Anyone wanna back them up there, is it a good cooler or no?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Northwood
    overclocking on this card is somewhere between 560 and 580 stock.

    i did a little mod with 2 nuts as seen in shamino's article on the card and managed to get 590 out of it stable.
    pushed it to 600 for 3dmark01 runs, letting it cool down between each test.

    this card has the 3mm mounting holes around the CPU so i found that the Zalman VGA heatpipe cooler will work on this card, and looks cool aswell

    anyone with any experience on the zalman heatpipe? is it any good?

    *edit* i notice the arctic cooling is not available in the uk

    I am assuming by Zalman vga heatpipe cooler you are talkinga bout the ZM80. If not I apologize, but I have used this particular cooling because I wanted to quiet down my machine. I was told I wouldn't be able to oc with it though, but by having larger quieter fan blowing on the side of hte setup it not only kept the machine quiet but I was able to get some decent ocing on the card. Mind you this was on the 9800 pro, not a 6600gt. So I don't know if there is any real heat differences between the two cards or not.
    AMD 2500-Mobile (12.5x200) DFI Lanparty Ultra B Rev. A, Geoforce3 ti200, 1 GB Geil UltraX pc4400. Cooling = Zalman CNPS7000A-Cu on cpu, default cooling for vid card and elsewhere. Fortron Blue Storm PSU.

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