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    Artic Cooling

    Who has it in Hexus?

    how easy is it to install it ?

    is it worth the money?

    I'm thinking of getting me 9800 Pro the Artic cooling,but i want to know any flaws or cons first

    i've noticed that i've managed to cool the rest of my PC fine because the pc being on over 35 Hours, i was able to touch the CPU fan + Heatsink ( was Luke warm) the Hdd was just above Luke warm, but my GPU was Scorchio!
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    I've got a rev.5 cooling my 6800GT and it's great. It's v quiet and only took like 20 minutes to install (longest time was to apply the arctic silver 5). It will improve your case temps as it blows out the back of the case and it can be revved down if plugged into the motherboard.

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    i use it on my 6800 and its great, easy as pie to fit and nice low temps.

    iirq the old 9800pro ones (dunno about the new ones) have a fast/slow switch on them too which can be usefull.

    is nice and quiet, but has developed a bit of a buzzing noise after a couple of months. shame as otherwise the computer is silent

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    Quote Originally Posted by noahhowes
    i use it on my 6800 and its great, easy as pie to fit and nice low temps.

    iirq the old 9800pro ones (dunno about the new ones) have a fast/slow switch on them too which can be usefull.

    is nice and quiet, but has developed a bit of a buzzing noise after a couple of months. shame as otherwise the computer is silent
    Same here with my 6800GT, the fan probably buzzes because it can't pull air through well enough due to the fairly restrictive design of the heatsink.

    If this is the one that the OP intends to buy: http://www.arctic-cooling.com/vga2.php?idx=36
    I've currently got one fitted on a 9700 pro, it's completely silent and doesnt have a fan speed switch. Very efficient IMO and easy to fit, just make sure to keep the two screws even while you're screwing them in to avoid damaging the core.

    edit: the arctic cooler on the 9700 also still allows me to overclock it to it's full potential (from 275 to 385 )

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    • 8bit's system
      • Motherboard:
      • MSI Z170A-G43 PLUS
      • CPU:
      • Intel i7-6700K
      • Memory:
      • 2x Kingston HyperX Fury Black (8GB)
      • Storage:
      • 1x Crucial MX100 512GB, 1x Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB (WD1001FALS)
      • Graphics card(s):
      • Sapphire AMD R9 390 Nitro
      • PSU:
      • Corsair RM650x
      • Case:
      • Corsair Carbide Air 540
      • Operating System:
      • Windows 10 Home
      • Monitor(s):
      • LG 29UM67 29", 21:9, 2560x1080
      • Internet:
      • PlusNet Fibre
    I have the ATI Silencer 1 (rev.2) for my 9800 pro. after fitting (about 45 mins for me since i'd never done a TIM application before) i could overclock the GPU well past 9800XT speeds (can't remember what they are offhand, made almost no difference to fps in some current games anyway). It's also very quiet, and that about wraps up the pros for me...

    on the cons side, it means using another slot for the cooler so that limits applications for a small form factor machine and negates the use of one PCI socket in desktop/tower machines. Also it doesn't cool the video RAM whatsoever so you can't fully compliment a GPU overclock properly by taking the video RAM up by anything like a similar margin. Because ATi mount half the RAM chips on each side of the board you can only stick little heatsinks on the side without the GPU as the fan bit of the arctic cooler obscures the chips on the GPU side.

    To summarise, IMO it's of relatively little use for achieving big overclocks but if thats the last noisy component in your system then it will hush things a little. Vincent since you're talking about fitting to a 9800Pro then personally I wouldn't bother since they're fairly quiet anyway.


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    • 8bit's system
      • Motherboard:
      • MSI Z170A-G43 PLUS
      • CPU:
      • Intel i7-6700K
      • Memory:
      • 2x Kingston HyperX Fury Black (8GB)
      • Storage:
      • 1x Crucial MX100 512GB, 1x Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB (WD1001FALS)
      • Graphics card(s):
      • Sapphire AMD R9 390 Nitro
      • PSU:
      • Corsair RM650x
      • Case:
      • Corsair Carbide Air 540
      • Operating System:
      • Windows 10 Home
      • Monitor(s):
      • LG 29UM67 29", 21:9, 2560x1080
      • Internet:
      • PlusNet Fibre
    ^^^ That said tho, I don't find there's much worthwhile performance boost overclocking any graphics card, if you really want a significant improvement in fps the only real way to do that is buy a better card...


    "shiro" - Windows 10 Home x64 :: Intel i7-6700K :: Corsair Hydro H90 :: MSI Z170A-G43 Plus :: 2x 8GB Kingston HyperX :: Sapphire R9 390 Nitro :: Crucial MX100 (512GB) :: WD Caviar Black (1TB) :: Lite-On BD-ROM :: Corsair Carbide Air 540 (white) :: LG 29UM67 21:9 2560x1080 :: Logitech G5 :: Func KB-460 ::

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    I installed an arctic cooler on my 9800xt the other day. Used some arctic silver on gpu and on ram. Lowered the idle and loaded temp by 20c!!!

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