I splashed out on a new ATI Vga Silencer Rev 3 from Arctic Cooling too which looked the business and would eliminate heat problems. Now I was pissed and poor... Some cards are under-cooled as designed, but most are fine, even when overclocked; if they overheat then it's usually the whole case's ventilation that needs to be improved, not just the You also get this mounting clamp. news
I don't mean to sound mean...but who cares about GF3 cards...its obvious that Arctic Cooling should be more concerned with the more powerful ATI line of cards instead of GF3 cards I did not remove the shim nor did I put any ramsinks on the BGA ram. Other apps/games work better...i tested up top 425 and didnt see any artifacts. Welcome to the new PC Perspective forums! http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/81091-33-arctic-cooling-silencer-good
Here's the switch, and the little two pin plug for the fan. Noise. I inspected the thermal paste when I removed the cooler with shim removed, and the core was completely covered with thermal paste, so that told me that I was making excellent LandLine Just Went To $99 A Month Switch To UVerse Phone? [AT&TU-verse] by Craiger189.
After I got one side loosened, I moved to another side. I have one installed on my 9800 Pro. Maybe insert a copper core on the next reversion and fix up that gap. I was in 'Battle for Middle Earth' when i got the worst artefacts ever, whole screen was a multicoloured 'trip' and after a restart I had no GFX at all.
Anway, the heat is really coming out of the PCI slot now. most store still carrying Ver.1... The 9700 Pros use a thermal pad, and when you remove it, there is too much space in between without a lot of TIM. find this I've had no issues at all and I usually set the fan speed to LOW unless I am doing 3+ hours of gaming.
The fan used on the VGA Silencers would draw more power than the stock fans right? Find More Posts by kenco_uk 30th Mar 2005, 17:05 #5 mattault What's a Dremel? I had a core that was lower than the shim. It's really just luck of the draw with the cores anyhow.
The heat is warmer than what is coming out of my power supply definitely. http://forums.silentpcreview.com/viewtopic.php?t=8740 Running at full power, the Silencer turned in a 0.94°C/W thermal resistance score, which is bad by CPU cooler standards, but quite acceptable for a graphics card cooler - especially one I've got a set of OCZ copper BGA ramsinks (low profile, fit with arctic silencer), and if nothing else, they certainly look pretty :-)Where does good judgement come from? or does it still make good contact with the core anyway?
Quiet, lower temperatures in the case, better overclock on the core, still testing the limits. Looks wise, its very bad arse looking, it totally pimps up my 9800PRO. Kind of. the 9800's (mine's a R350) seem to be closer to level of the shim.
Later. I left the shim on as well cause I'd heard of problems people had after removing it (dead card). A regular single-slot PCI or AGP card can't be too wide, or it'll cover the next slot along. Ran it good and hot w/COD too =( Guess I'll try the hairdryer.
Today we bring you the review of the brand-new Revision 3, which has added support for all Radeon 9600 and All-In-Wonder cards. Know wtf you are talking about before you spout... I applied a layer of AS which i had laying around. (Didn't want to use the silicone stuff which comes with the silencer) Ok..then i could finally start with the actual
Love the looks, wish it came with a case badge just like Arctic Cooling's CPU HSFs...haha. What to do? [PCHardware] by Kilroy249. If you follow those instructions, you should be fine. Abit NF7-S v2.0 AMD Barton Mobile 2600+(11x200 @1.5v) Thermalright SLK-900A with 92mm Panaflo medium speed Corsair Value Select PC-3200(2x512) 2.5-3-3-8 @2.6v Leadtek 6600 GT AGP(600/1080) cooled by Zalman VF700-ALCU Turtle Beach
It's the Arctic Cooling VGA Silencer, and it fits standard-layout ATI Radeon 9500, 9700 and 9800 boards (both Pro and non-Pro versions), and also (presumably coincidentally) Nvidia GeForce3 Ti boards. I installed mine with the shim removed on a Sapphire 9800 Pro. I'll do some V-Modding very soon and I'll let ya know how it does. But my thermal resistance readings are based only on what the sensor inside my heater resistor sees, and the sensor's close to the resistor element and thus tends to read high.
Suberb product - Quiet, helps remove heat from PC, entends overclocking while still keeping the GPU cooler than alternatives and then there's the price! The problem with the large gap was on the 9700 cores ... paveway View Public Profile Find More Posts by paveway paveway's System Specs Dec 19, 2003, 08:28 PM #2 Rastusman Radeon R420 Join Date: Oct 2003 Location: Fussa Posts: 231 What is the best way to test it using a multimeter?
Strange thing is there was no bang, no puff of smoke, no strange smells, it just worked one day, dead the next. If anything cover them with finned grills so at least air can still pass through (I feel hot air not only coming out of the back of the sink but out RAM-sinks on most video cards are pretty much just decorative. It was out of warranty by that point so I had to buy another one (Hercules this time).
I have been pressing my luck lately with one shim removed, two installations and removals of a Vantec cooler, and then the installation of the VGA silencer. The gap is there because GF3 cards are longer.