Alright since buying my latest computer back in july it's been a lot louder than my old PC.
Mainly because there's a small 40mm fan on the motherboard and one on my vid card, each running at 50% but still too loud for my liking.
First thing I want to do is get rid of that VGA cooling fan.
If I just simply disable it the card gets too hot (just idle!).
So I want to go with a passive cooler (no fan).
I remember clocker used to use something like this, if not this exact cooler:
I'm also looking at this one:
I'm not too interested in the performance of the cooler, I just want the card to run at a safe temperature when doing some occasional light gaming.
Basically, I don't use the PC for games, but if I ever want to play one I want to be able to.
What do you guys think of those I posted?
Also how hard are these things to install?
The card is an xfx 8800GT: http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applicatio...?Sku=P450-8836
PS. I have some artic silver 5 that's about 4-5 years old is it still good?
PPS. My preferred sites to order from are ncix, tigerdirect and newegg as I know I can trust all of them. Anything that ships in canadia is fine I guess.
edit:: I don't even know if any of these coolers can be installed on a card this new. They seem to be older designs.