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    Dear Readers,

    I have had my 6600GT for quite some time now and have finally got fed up with the loud stock fan it comes with.. A lot of people recommended me to get a 'Zalman VF700-Cu' but after checking it out I realized it probably is not the best option knowing that the 6600gt is slightly smaller and so the fan grill comes out a good 33mm also it may be caused to make the VideoCard 'Unstable'. And as good as it is since I have a 'Zalman CNPS7000B-Cu LED Pure Copper Base' for my Motherboard...

    So yeah I was just wondering what is a better alternative for my to replace the stock fan that came with my XFX Nvidia 6600GT (AGP), thanks.

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    Get one from an Aopen Aeolus 6600GT card, they are nice and quiet.

    It helps to investigate the noise output of a card before you buy it, rather than complain that it is too noisy afterwards.
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    I did not know that it would be loud as I recieved it as a gift, so it is not like I going to complain to my friend, 'Hey this is f'ing loud take it back'. No way will I do that... So yeah...

    ---Edit---

    Also how do you check out loud a Stock Fan on a V-Card is? I tried and had no results.
    Last edited by LilAznAccommodator; 11-20-2005 at 03:33 AM.

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    or get the silent pipe version i got ... no fan just a huge heatsink runs fine and best of all not one peep out of it

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    @Trajillo: My friend actually mentioned that 'Silent Pipe Types' as a possibility but than contradicted that it is not that great, but I would not know since my knowledge of Hardware is pretty slim ><

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    I've got the Chaintech PCI Express version and it is really loud too. Idk what the problem is with the fan.

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    Quote Originally Posted by trajillo
    or get the silent pipe version i got ... no fan just a huge heatsink runs fine and best of all not one peep out of it
    most of the fanless heatpipe types I have seen were meant for lower clocked cards
    i.e. FX5200, 9200, cards of that calibre

    AC makes one for the 6600GT, but I have yet to see one locally,
    maybe you'll have better luck Lil

    -edit- oops, that was for the PCIe...sorry

    but comapnies like BFG, Thermaltake, etc all make chipset/VGA cooler fans,
    have a look around, try to find something with a spec of, say, under 30 dB
    (hopefully closer to 20 dB)
    Last edited by fkdup74; 11-20-2005 at 05:42 AM.

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    What temp does your card run now?
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    mines goes at like 55-60....is that good for a heat pipe or should i add a fan or something?

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    Using a passive GPU cooler (heatpiped or not) presumes that you have excellent airflow in your case.
    When aircooling I finally decided that the best setup applied fans directly to the heatsource...passive systems (like the Zalman) just introduced another layer between the GPU core and the fan (and a really cranky sink to install too, I found), so I don't like 'em.
    I have seen several successful installs of stock AMD HSFs onto vid cards that seemed to work well, maybe that's an approach you could explore.
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