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Old 04-30-2005, 09:32 AM   #1 (permalink)
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As most of you already know, i own a Gigabyte GeForce 6600Gt. Well, again, im sure a number of you know the heat this thing produces. Well i, myself, hate when something is above 45C Idle so i went out and bought a Zalman ZM80D-HP heatsink for my card. The temp didnt drop much,it went from an idle of 55C to about 44C Idle.

So to my point, when i play games now it pretty much evens out at 55C running. i think this may be do to the way the computer guy at the store put my heatsink on. Take a look at this:



He said he had to put it on this way because the way the chip sat on the board in a diamond more then just flat out square. Anyway, Does this look right to anyone else? im a bit sceptical about it myself..
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Old 04-30-2005, 10:57 AM   #2 (permalink)
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That's the ONLY way you can put it on an AGP 6600GT

I would have told you about this, since this also increases the chance of snapping the card even more. Shoulda went the zalman 7700CU route.
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Old 04-30-2005, 02:20 PM   #3 (permalink)
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That looks kinda funny... But, oh well... 55C (LOAD) for a GPU is pretty good.
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Old 04-30-2005, 02:43 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Be carefull.... Dont shake the case.... Pray the card dont break and fall onto other cards...
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Old 04-30-2005, 03:09 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Is it well secured to the card? if it is, than I wouldn't worry about it, if not I would be very worried about it. Try and get a refund, and get a artic cooling cooler.
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Old 04-30-2005, 03:14 PM   #6 (permalink)
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I cant get a refund for it cause i ordered it from newegg but its well secured in the slot. I think i should be fine but do you think the heat distribution is fine regardless of the way it looks?
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Old 04-30-2005, 06:44 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Yea it looks fine... but pray your card dont snap and fall....
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