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How do you cool your x1900/x1800??

Discussion in 'Graphics Cards' started by Rain Man, 24 May 2006.

  1. Rain Man

    Hitman

    Joined: 8 Jan 2005

    Posts: 975

    Location: Macclesfield

    Ive got a vf900 on my x1800xt bit its stopped my card from exhausting the heat out the case and my cpu clock is slighhtly more unstable

    how do you cool yours?

    are the artic coolers any good?

    cheers
     
  2. Minstadave

    Caporegime

    Joined: 8 Jan 2004

    Posts: 29,088

    Location: Rutland

    Aquaextreme MP-1 Waterblock, under 40 degrees load with the card flashed to PE.
     
  3. PucK

    Gangster

    Joined: 18 Jan 2004

    Posts: 219

    artic are superb, on both 1800 and 1900
     
  4. FreeStream

    Capodecina

    Joined: 10 Apr 2004

    Posts: 13,396

    At 80% fan speed on stock cooler lol

    Loud, but not really loud enough to disrupt gaming :)
     
  5. Rain Man

    Hitman

    Joined: 8 Jan 2005

    Posts: 975

    Location: Macclesfield

    but its only them aero 8 things which are available isnt it? they arent quite by a long way according to reviews
     
  6. Minstadave

    Caporegime

    Joined: 8 Jan 2004

    Posts: 29,088

    Location: Rutland

    Do you mean the Accelero coolers? I'd heard they were very quiet.
     
  7. Rain Man

    Hitman

    Joined: 8 Jan 2005

    Posts: 975

    Location: Macclesfield

    yeh sorry them ones
     
  8. roadie

    Mobster

    Joined: 22 May 2003

    Posts: 2,803

    Location: Hampshire

    I have just received a Thermalright V1 Ultra for my x1900xt. The stock cooler is too noisy both under 2D and 3D. The V1 Ultra will be fitted with a Zalman 80x15mm fan at 5V on the GPU side and an Acoustifan 80x25mm fan on the rear, which will be under the control of my Akasa front panel fan controller/memory card reader. I am expecting silence when under 2D and much, much less noise under 3D.

    I considered the Accelero but it's really designed for BTX and I wasn't keen for my PCI cards to have to endure massively hot air from it.
     
  9. MichaelHo

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 19 Jan 2006

    Posts: 1,243

    Location: London, UK

    i jus installed the vf900 on my x1900xtx and on load it still goes to 91degree :S
    can the card take this temperature?
    on idle its around 40degrees.

    im very disappointed with these temps to say the least.
     
  10. PucK

    Gangster

    Joined: 18 Jan 2004

    Posts: 219

    that dont sound like its fitted correctly to me. with my Accelero it pumps hot air on the board but ive got a big fan pumping it out
     
  11. LoadsaMoney

    Caporegime

    Joined: 8 Jul 2003

    Posts: 30,062

    Location: In a house

    When you plug it in the fan spins. :p
     
  12. toxic

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 5 Mar 2006

    Posts: 2,244

    Location: Scotland

    1900XT-X with stock cooler and stock fan settings. It hardly goes abot 40-50 fan load so no big deal.
     
  13. Darkwave

    Capodecina

    Joined: 25 Oct 2005

    Posts: 13,779

    X1800XT with Zalman VF900-Cu. Hot air is not a problem with me since the front of my case is a dotted grille, the side window has an 80mm fan for an intake, and the rear of the case has two 80mm fans for exhausts.
     
  14. Cuchulain

    Sgarrista

    Joined: 28 Dec 2004

    Posts: 7,621

    Location: Derry

    Arctic Accelero X2, no-way NEAR as good as people make out and the temps are only a few degree's lower than with the stock cooler, at min. RPM it's actually slightly noisier than the stock cooler too.
     
  15. Shocky-FM

    Mobster

    Joined: 13 Nov 2005

    Posts: 3,547

    Same here with the VF900 and even the X2... Some cards just run hotter then others and the coolers really can't handle it.

    Not to worry though as long as it still works ok. :p

    I'm currently using the X2 as its impossible to remove without killing the card... I can get load upto 93C, Zalman was 92C and stock was around 95C.. There overrated but they are silent which is nice.
     
    Last edited: 25 May 2006
  16. PucK

    Gangster

    Joined: 18 Jan 2004

    Posts: 219

    LOL have you got one? if you have its duff. its well silent at 100% plus it knocks off about 20c underload
     
  17. Cuchulain

    Sgarrista

    Joined: 28 Dec 2004

    Posts: 7,621

    Location: Derry

    Not compared to my old stock cooler, that was around 55-60 degrees under load, the X2 is between 55 and 65, the fan is also noisier than the stock one as it increases in speed. I should have known better, I had this sort of problem with the Freezer 64 and the rev 2 ATI 4 previously.
     
  18. lay-z-boy

    Sgarrista

    Joined: 27 Sep 2004

    Posts: 9,231

    Location: Nantwich

    x1900xtx 750/850

    mcw60 - 35 idle 40 load

    rad is an mcr-220 and im cooling an x2 @ 2.75 with 24/7 folding.
     
  19. smit101

    Mobster

    Joined: 11 Jan 2004

    Posts: 4,285

    Location: In The Wilds.

    XTX with an acetal top maze4 here,haven't paid particuarly close attention to temps as yet but the card is very stable at max clocks allowed by ati overdrive in the ccc,690/800 I think.Will be pushing it further when I decide on an overclocking app,I didn't get on with 'ATI Tool'.Any suggestions chaps?
     
  20. lay-z-boy

    Sgarrista

    Joined: 27 Sep 2004

    Posts: 9,231

    Location: Nantwich

    ati tool :D :p