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Noisey 6600GT card! Doin' my head in!

Discussion in 'Desktop & Laptop Computers Forum' started by Placebo2, Feb 26, 2005.

  1. Placebo2

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    Hey guys!

    I've bought the AGP version of the XFX 6600GT card and was disappointed to hear the noise it rattles up!
    As I'll be using this for mainly HTPC output, I really need a near quiet fan.

    Can anyone recommend a suitable silencer? Anyone had experience of fitting one to a card?

    Thanks in advance,
    John
     
  2. Raymond

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    I have that very same card with a Zalman VF700 cu cooler installed. Can't hear it in my HTPC.

    You can get the cooler at quietpc.com.

    Hope this helps.
     
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    Hi Raymond,

    Just to make sure, can you confirm that you do have the card made by XFX? Sorry, just heard that it won't fit some 6600GT cards!

    I hope it does make the card quieter! It sounds like a hoover in my PC at the moment!

    Cheers,
    John
     
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    Hi John,

    I confirm to you that without a doubt I have the same card. I just got it last week. And yes it is the AGP version.

    The Zalman cooler comes with some small plastic heat dissipators for the chips that surround the GPU. You will not be able to stick these on. However, if you look at your card now, these chips do not have any dissipators attached anyway. So it should not make any difference if you do not use them.

    There is a but, to all this, you will need about 30mm clearance above your AGP card for the cooler, and of course you lose one PCI slot.

    Believe me, this is a good cure for migraine headaches.
     
  5. Placebo2

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    Great stuff! Thanks for confirmation Raymond!

    Now, off to take some painkillers as I've got a massive headache caused by that card's fan!

    Cheers again!
    John
     
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    that product's not available yet.
    the photo is the same as the PCI-Express one on Gigabytes site.

    My Radeon 9600 "popped" today. I know I'd like a 6600GT so which one should I go for? I want it silent and ideally I want the dealer close to Watford (so I can go get it)!
     
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    tbh it's either got to be passively cooled by the manufacturer or the best card going (even thought it blows a gale), with the later I'll stick a Zalman fan on it or perhaps a Zalman Rezorator add on.
     

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