So with your advice and a little background check i decided to pick up the zalman vf700 (as well as another 120mm case fan for the front of my case). I was very nervous about taking out my beloved XFX 6600gt (stop laughing Nubuis!
) and putting my new zalman cooler on. Why? you ask, because i've never done this type of thing before. Anyways i never thought in a million years that i would have to squeeze nipples so hard
. OK enough with my dirty mind,lol. It took me about 2 hours to put the thing on (I was being retardedly slow and and carefull), so i toss my card back in only to look at the temp and almost cry, 80c........oh no!
. So the problem was the heatsink was not fully in contact with the vga chip (those ram heatsink stickers were completely blocking it, does anyone actually use those?) I fixed the problem tossed it back in again and thankfully my temp was down from the normal 45c to a nice 33c
. Not bad in my books! Anyways just 2 questions for you guys...1 is a good question and the other one you will laugh at me.
1- Why do you get artifacts? is it heat related or cpu related?
2- that front case fan i bought, should it be blowing out or in?