1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.
  2. Competitor rules

    Please remember that any mention of competitors, hinting at competitors or offering to provide details of competitors will result in an account suspension. The full rules can be found under the 'Terms and Rules' link in the bottom right corner of your screen. Just don't mention competitors in any way, shape or form and you'll be OK.

    Dismiss Notice

X1800XT Cooling Options

Discussion in 'Graphics Cards' started by Graemebo, 29 May 2006.

  1. Graemebo

    Associate

    Joined: 23 May 2006

    Posts: 40

    Location: Middle Of Larne & Carrick

    Hi

    After advice from here i replaced my GF 6800 with a X1800XT 256mb
    and glad I listend to you all really happy with it but the fan is something
    i aint happy about.

    What are the best coolers for it heard mixed reports of the new Artic
    ones and not sure what others there are.

    Any help is great

    Graemebo
     
  2. kbc

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 20 Nov 2004

    Posts: 1,629

    Location: London

    Zalmans are pretty quiet on the low setting? I'm referring to the VF900. I've got it on my 7900GT and it's pretty quiet on low - higher setting is pretty audible.

    Someone else might be able to comment on the AC variants, if you're not interested in the Zalman.
     
  3. Minstadave

    Caporegime

    Joined: 8 Jan 2004

    Posts: 29,088

    Location: Rutland

    The Accelero can be had for £14 inc VAT which is pretty darn good, reports are mixed, but most say its cooler than stock and significantly quieter.
     
  4. Graemebo

    Associate

    Joined: 23 May 2006

    Posts: 40

    Location: Middle Of Larne & Carrick

    Where has one for 14quid id take one of them if there 14quid
     
  5. Indy500

    Capodecina

    Joined: 7 Mar 2005

    Posts: 17,481

    We cant mention competitors here, you'll have to look around yourself.
     
  6. Graemebo

    Associate

    Joined: 23 May 2006

    Posts: 40

    Location: Middle Of Larne & Carrick

    Sorry dident think :)
     
  7. LoadsaMoney

    Caporegime

    Joined: 8 Jul 2003

    Posts: 30,062

    Location: In a house

    Yeah the Accelero's are good as they exhaust the heat out of the back of the case like the stock cooler does. :)
     
  8. Minstadave

    Caporegime

    Joined: 8 Jan 2004

    Posts: 29,088

    Location: Rutland

    No they don't they exhaust towards the PCI-E slot so aren't ideal, but the still do a good job unless you're in a tight SLI/Crossfire setup.
     
  9. sablabra

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 17 Dec 2005

    Posts: 1,218

    Correcty, it seems to blow some hot air on the chipset-fan :(
     
  10. LoadsaMoney

    Caporegime

    Joined: 8 Jul 2003

    Posts: 30,062

    Location: In a house

    Ahh well i stand corrected, as long as you have good airflow in your case, then either would do then, as the VF900 doesn't exhaust the heat either. :)
     
  11. Gerard

    Caporegime

    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 36,293

    Location: Ireland

    With the accelero's dumping the air directly onto the mobo i don't think they'd be much good, i dunno what form of crack they were smoking at arctic cooling making this for a BTX system when that formfactor is nowhere near mainstream yet. :rolleyes:

    Anyhoo, i seem to recall a site getting its hands on an x1800xt a while back but it had no heatsink\fan (think it was hkepc or whatever). They fitted an nvidia 6800 series arctic cooler onto it since the holes lined up and it worked fine (as far as i can remember). Thinking of ordering one of these to give it a try sometime this week.

    If i id go the accelero route id probably buy one of these and install next to it to suck the hot air out the back of the case.

    [​IMG]
     
  12. helpimcrap

    Capodecina

    Joined: 13 Jan 2004

    Posts: 12,570

    Location: Leicestershire

    i must be deaf.... the fan on my x1800xt is quite good i think.
     
  13. sablabra

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 17 Dec 2005

    Posts: 1,218

    You're deaf, indeed :D
     
  14. helpimcrap

    Capodecina

    Joined: 13 Jan 2004

    Posts: 12,570

    Location: Leicestershire

    compared to my X800XL its a godsend!!!!!
     
  15. dale1uk

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 15 Nov 2005

    Posts: 2,217

    Location: Newcastle

    I'm also happy with the fan on my Sapphire x1800xt. It easily blends in with the rest of my setup on idle and is only noticable when gaming, but then the 5.1 is turned up so that stops me from hearing it :D
     
  16. Rain Man

    Hitman

    Joined: 8 Jan 2005

    Posts: 975

    Location: Macclesfield

    erm well as soon as you do can you post cos im desperatly looking for something to cool my x1900xt. Not keen on the vf-900 as ive seen some bad reports for the x1900xt and dont fancy the acelero
     
  17. Rain Man

    Hitman

    Joined: 8 Jan 2005

    Posts: 975

    Location: Macclesfield

    any news back?

    cheers