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Old 05-31-2008, 12:17 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Heatsink/fan for 6800 vid card

I have a hybrid 6800 that's on the 6800 Ultra PCB board and this sucker overheats quick, the stock fan spins, but not fast anymore, I tried to feel how fast it was spinning (just out of curiosity) and litterally singed the hair on my hand. Shortly after, my game of Portal was artifacting horribly.

The actual card is a ASUS V9999 Gamer's edition. A plain jane 6800 chip, with the GT's DDR3 memory on a reference 6800 Ultra board.

I threw this into my woman's PC after much deliberation, it was a toss up out of three weaker cards (9200, 6200 and a 5600XT), but I remembered I had the 6800 collecting dust in the basement, so I dug it out, found a suitable PSU (replaced a fan in the PSU first) and tossed it in. The reason the card was in storage basically is that it's given me trouble in the past, and I never thought to check out the fan and heatsink.

Oh, yeah, my question is this, what is a good replacement heatsink/fan for this badboy?

Thanks in advance everyone!

EDIT: Oh, I think I can just replace the fan itself (I can keep my cool blue illumination), how difficult is this to do, and I have no idea what fan will fit, I'm looking on newegg and am completely clueless...
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Zalman VF700 is all you need.

Had one on my 6800GS and it worked great.
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Did you take your big beautiful stock heatsink off? I think I need the length of the stock one to also handle the DDR3 memory too. The Zalman is nice, there are 4 versions of the VF700, but they all look like they'll work, and I have spare thermal paste to spare, so I should be set if that's that...

I don't know what the GS PCB board looks like, but here's the pic of my card..

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Pretty much exactly like the GS and yes i had to take the old HS off.

The zalman comes with little heat sinks for the mem too so no need to worry
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Right on, I am picking up two, one for the 6800 and one for my 8600GT just for kicks. I was researching further, and it looks like there's actually a secondary heatsink underneath the main heatsink for the memory (stock on the 6800), so I really don't need the little heatsinks, but it's a cool bonus, maybe I'll need em for my 8600GT.
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If i had of known you were looking for one the other day i would have sent you my old one just for the cost of shipping it.

I sold all my old 939 setup yesterday to help build up my 775 rig.


*EDIT

Totally forgot about this that i ran a cross today.

Its an all aluminum knock off of the Zalman but its only $7.51

DealExtreme: $7.51 Shell Cooling Fan for PC VGA Video Card
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I would have paid shipping and more, but that's all good.

Dealextreme? Hmmm, I'll stick with Zalman for this one, I don't want anymore pesky fans dying prematurely.
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I used a NV Silencer for my 6800. Still works great after 2+ years of use. Another option.
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