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Gigabyte 6600gt

Postby devastator on Sun Jun 08, 2008 1:46 am

I have this Gigabyte 6600gt graphics card which i purchased some time ago now ..........it has two 40 mil fans ..........i have had no problems with this card in all the time i have had it ....except it is b......y....noisey...in fact it is very noisey. last night i decided to try out a test........i unplugged the fans . and WOW.....my machine with its 7 other coolermaster fans went silent...........But the temperatures went up by nearly half ...Now my question is is it possible to replace these fans i cannot find any infomation on the gigabyte web site....so i thought you guys might help..........thanx in advance
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Re: Gigabyte 6600gt

Postby Zenphic on Sun Jun 08, 2008 6:19 am

those little fans can be quite annoying. unless it's a standard case fan installed on the heatsink, you'll
have to purchase a new cooler. atm, Arctic Cooling offers the best bang for the buck coolers and they are passively cooled!

Try the Accelero S2 or S1
http://www.arctic-cooling.com/vga2.php?idx=125 (http://www.arctic-cooling.com/downloads ... clros2.pdf)

http://www.arctic-cooling.com/vga2.php?idx=147 (http://www.arctic-cooling.com/downloads ... oS1_r2.pdf)

Make sure they align the mounting holes of your card!
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Re: Gigabyte 6600gt

Postby devastator on Mon Jun 09, 2008 1:17 am

I am sorry .....iforgot to mention the said card has 2 gpu`s the artic cooler does look good but not for my card ....Is there a cooler which will cover both gpu`s.....Here is a picture of the card......http://www.hardwarezone.com/articles/vi ... =3&id=1390
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Re: Gigabyte 6600gt

Postby Zenphic on Mon Jun 09, 2008 7:19 am

holy snap, I never saw that before. you're pretty much stuck with it I guess because that dual GPU design seems exclusive to Gigabyte.
You'll have better luck to just strap on an 80mm fan to it, or consider buying the Zalman FB123 (for its bracket): http://www.zalman.co.kr/ENG/product/Pro ... sp?Idx=226
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Re: Gigabyte 6600gt

Postby devastator on Mon Jun 09, 2008 10:55 am

Thanx Zenphic .......i had this feeling i would have to do something like you suggested.......when i waded throught maybe 50 different sites looking for a suitable solution.....i have a twin 80mm...bracket which would or could be made to solve my noisey card.......thanx again for the help
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