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    Graphics card cooling

    Right the whine from the 9800's fan has got to go. Firstly if anyone knows the db rating of said fan, that would be really useful. Secondly, what can I replace it with? The space available means the fan must not make the card wider than the slot.

    And obviously it needs to be nice and quiet! I'm not interested in overclocking the card, just running it at stock with minimum noise.

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    I'm in a similar situation with my GF4 Ti4400 using a Shuttle too.

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    Sapphire make a fanless solution 9800, don't they?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Donny John
    Sapphire make a fanless solution 9800, don't they?
    Yes - but its about 3 bays wide No good for a Shuttle user!

    I think your pritty suck M8 as the only cooler you can buy seperate from the card are those GF4 coolers ... you could try!

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    Replace the heatsink and fan with the Arctic Cooling VGA Silencer. you can buy them from here. http://www.overclockers.co.uk/acatal...oolers_57.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by marc_ellis
    Replace the heatsink and fan with the Arctic Cooling VGA Silencer. you can buy them from here. http://www.overclockers.co.uk/acatal...oolers_57.html
    That will take up an extra slot, which I cannot do.
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    What card you got in your 1st PCI slot? surely your not using all PCI slots? Try taking a look at the Vantec Iceberq4 on the same link in my other post. i dont think it takes up a PCI slot. its also slightly better than the stock cooler
    Last edited by marc_ellis; 18-01-2004 at 06:33 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by marc_ellis
    What card you got in your 1st PCI slot? surely your not using all PCI slots?
    I don't know how well you know Shuttle SN85G4's but the AGP slot is on the outer edge of the board (i.e. the second slot), which means any cooling solution must fit within the slots' space. There are only 2 slots in total.
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    what about this one http://www.thecoolingshop.co.uk/tcs/...?idproduct=486 looks like the one used on the herclues 9800 pro

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    That looks ideal, but without knowing the current db output it's a bit of a stab in the dark
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    I have the iceburg mentionioned above on my AIW9800pro and I can't hear it over any of the fans in my case, and it's no bigger than the stock fan

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