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Old 11-14-2005, 09:29 AM   #16
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Buck-O, haha yeah. What fun would writing reviews be if I wasn't scared about what comments I'll receive from you?

Yes, I compared it to a shoddy water cooling, but it IS water cooling. I'm not saying it may keep up to a quality water cooling kit, but it did keep up to water at some level. Also, the ambient temp inside the case is rediculous, so I would have likely earend better temps with the door off. I will have to try this later.

Also, as for the dust particles and that type of stuff, I've only been using the Silencer for a week, so I didn't have time to experience these issues.
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Old 11-14-2005, 10:24 AM   #17
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I ran BF2 and Ravenshield yesterday for well over 5 hours and the highest I saw on my rivatuner history while running at 500/1200 Mhz was 62C. The temp in my house was about 68F and the interior of the case ran about 46C. I run with the stock EVGA HSF unit in an enlight 7237 or 7327 (cant remember for sure case is over 5 years old) with 1 80mm on front, 1 80mm at the rear and an Antec Neo power 480 running its own fan. Am vbery glad with my purchase of the EVGA card. I recommend it to anyone looking for a 7800gt, but you must make sure you get the GT CO as it comes with the copper heatsink and the higher stock clock speeds. Stock, runs at 470/1100.
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Old 11-14-2005, 10:34 AM   #18
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the two unregistered postings here where mine. I figured I might as well put a name to the posts.

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Old 11-14-2005, 10:42 AM   #19
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Welcome to the forums man!

I love eVGA as well... I just wish mine overclocked further. I don't understand your computer setup though.. are you running your CPU at 1.88GHz? Surely you can overclock much higher than that... I've seen some hit 2.8GHz on air and even higher.
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Old 11-14-2005, 01:26 PM   #20
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Judging from his case temp (46C) he might be limited on his oc by the heat.

Sarge, you might consider emptying your case out and cutting the stamped fan grills off with a dremel and maybe cutting a couple of fan holes in the door of your case as well as a blowhole on the top of your case to mount an outward blowing fan.

The fans in the case door would be blowing inwards, put one where it would blow on your graphics card and the other where it would blow directly on your CPU, you should see major improvements in temps like that.

I don't recomend running a case with the door off since when you do that it allows the air to "pool" in the case since there's nothing directing airflow any longer. The fans instead dump their air right near them for intake fans and the exhaust fans pull the air near them and beyond the fan's reach no air is moving which means those areas are just getting warmer and warmer. With a few modest improvements to airflow such as cutting the stamped grills out and placing fans to blow out hot air at the top of the case where it pools and fans to blow cool out of case air directly on the hottest parts, you can see big changes to your temps with the case closed up and usually be able to either use slower fans that aren't quite as loud or use a rheobus to manually set the fan speed where you want it.
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Old 11-14-2005, 09:41 PM   #21
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done the cutting of the front fan grill and the side fans( note the side fans are down at the moment and I have yet to replace them) As far as the oc on the cpu, any time I get beyond the current oc, Raven Shield locks up on me or I get a general fault error, so this is the reason for the light overclocking there. I've had the cpu upto 2.0 Ghz, but RVS wouldnt run real well with that setting. And soon I am hoping to get an Antec Saprano 2 case, has some really nice ducting built into it, and the HDDs are setting in sideways. So anyway, thanks for the options guys.

Correction to the interior case temps, they are running at about 33C, and the CPU runs about 46C, thats under load from RVS.
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Old 11-23-2005, 10:36 PM   #22
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Exclamation A64 3000 venice core OC

i have a A64 3000 venice core yet i cant overclock it more than 2.0ghz. ive been in the adanvances overlcocking menu and oc just the cpu and anything over 2.0 right after the IDE test and mem test screen(first phase of BIOS) the next screen comes up but instead of the usual readouts i get a blinking underscore....im running:
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the usual temp of the cpu is anywhere from 34 to 45 C depending if load or idle
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Old 07-25-2006, 06:29 PM   #23
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I think we have to stick to the subject here(the silencer)
I have some heat problems with my MSI 6800Ultra card and thinking of buying this cooler, I don't overclock or anything but I just wanna have a cool GPU that dosen't create artifacts when it gets to hot.
Will this cooler be a good solution for me instead of the original cooling system that MSI provide?
Even when I have 23C in my room the gpu is never under 55C and often at 58C in idle mode.
When playing games I can get up over 80C and it's then the trouble starts with artifacts on the screen even if my case have 46C when playing.
Will this cooler make me happier or will it only cost me more money without any cooler gpu?
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Old 07-25-2006, 09:37 PM   #24
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Yeah, the AC NV5 is a great choice. I've got them on my SLi 7800Gts. The top card doesn't get above ~55C during heavy gaming. You won't have clearance issues, unless you've got a card directly beneath it.

Here's a review using the 6800, if you'd like to look over it.
http://www.nvnews.net/reviews/arctic...er/index.shtml
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Old 08-04-2006, 08:39 AM   #25
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Ive got a 6800 ultra pcie and the back plate covers two slots, i think its fro extra support. if i get the nv5 rev3 will i have to cut the back plate so it only covers 1 slot?



also would cutting the back plate void and warentees. Im 90% sure it would but as its only the plate and not the card does anyone think they would let it slide if the gpu fails?
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Old 08-04-2006, 01:21 PM   #26
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You won't have to modify your card at all. Once you remove the stock heatsink the AC NV5 will bolt right into place. The rear bracket won't have to be changed at all. There's a gap of about 3/16" between the exhaust and the bracket. Here's a pic of mine on one of my 7800GTs.
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Old 08-04-2006, 05:00 PM   #27
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Thanks but you misunderstood (or I did), Iím talking about the bit of metal with the DVI ports that screws or in your case clips to the case to hold the card in place. But its ok as the plate is easy to remove and the silencer comes with a new one
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Old 08-04-2006, 05:05 PM   #28
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Sorry for the double post, ill register soon.

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Old 08-04-2006, 06:35 PM   #29
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Ahh, I see now. I was assuming the bracket was already perforated. I've seen some like that, but I don't know every model. Sorry for not mentioning it comes with brackets . I'm sure you'll be pleased.
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Old 08-31-2006, 02:40 PM   #30
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Question 7900GT mod?

I've heard that there is a way to mod this to fit a 7900GT by cutting an inch off the exhaust . Has anyone here done this with any success? Just ordered this instead of the Zalman because of the rear exhaust option. Plan to do some OC'n so I need aftermarket cooling as the 7900GT stock fan is no good( and loud).

BTW, this is a great forum... i just discovered it searching for water-cooling info. I'm thinking the WC may be above my head right now, will need to study it more.
Thanks for the advice/response.
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