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    Changing my VGA cooler.

    Hey hey! I'm back!

    Anyway.

    My 9800 pro fan (stock) is shouting and screaming at me right now, and I think it may spew bearings and bits of broken fan at me at any moment. So I have a new fan, bought today.
    It's a Iceberq 4 (was gonna get a Zalman, but you know how it is... student, and Christmas...)

    So my question is, anything I need to be aware of? And, more importantly, what student household products can I use to get the old thermal paste off? Would have bought some Akasa TIM cleaner, but no.

    Have enough experience with PC's, just don't want to wreck my card.

    Thank you!

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    I put on an Artic Cooler 5 today, cleaning was the hardest part

    I got a few Alcowipes from the chemist to clean the GPU and memory chips. 60p each but I cut them into 2 or 4 pieces before use.

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    Ah, good plan!
    I have a medical kit with an alcohol wipe in. Would that do?

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    Either that or sugical spirit, all does the same job...

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    okies...
    and wrenching the old cooler off - how? (Little black pins)

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    Little black pins on the back need to be squeezed together, and then poked back through. Then its a case of removing the old cooler by a little twisting and levering (carefully - I used a credit card last time - which annoyingly broke ). It might be difficult but should come away cleanly, then you just need to clean up the thermal paste

    Dave

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    I usually use a tissue and if needed a wet wipe. That new cooler you got will be a noisey we bugger.

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    Hmmmm...
    I have heard good things about this cooler... but not for the 9800 pro. This is because the 9800 pro GPU has a shim around it, and as the heatsink face is totally flat on the iceberq, it doesn't contact the core. I've heard countless stories of 9800 pros dying because of this - almost every account I've seen. So I'm not going to put it on. However, I may put in on my Motherboard, as a chipset cooler, just for the hell of it, plus it will be cooler than stock.
    Will leave my stock 9800 pro fan to kill itself.
    Can anyone reccomend a cooler? It can be as big as you like, doesn't have to be silent, but shouldn't cost me more than £30. My card was overclocked considerably, but now isn't.

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    Zalman or Artic Cooling basically...dependant on budget

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    arctic cooling make a cooler that specifically states it fits the 9800
    http://arctic-cooling.com/vga2.php?idx=36

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