Excerpt: none This cooler bricked my Asus EAH5870 2DIS GD5/AI saw the other evaluations for this point and like other folks I believed the complaints about bricking cards was from individuals who didn't know what they have been performing or messed something up. Now its occurred to me. The worst aspect is I have no idea what essentially triggered this cooler to brick my 5870.
Excerpt: Dropped my idle temps on my 5870 from 40c to 26c. My max temps are barely hitting 50c. Simple to set up. Did not run into any concerns whatsoever. I want the fan could be connected directly to the videocard board. I could do without having the external fan speed controller. Would be a lot superior to plug straight to videocard board and manage fan speed via an App.
Excerpt: Dropped GPU temps on my GTX 480 by 22 degrees vs. stock cooler. It's also practically silent even beneath load! Wouldn't want to own the card I have without this! Installation needs at least 3 brain cells. These folks reviewing this cooler as undesirable and claiming they are "computer techs" with "engineering degrees" are either lying, or ought to have failed college.
Excerpt: Nevertheless none Like I said. I believe that the 4 pin fan connector desires to be plugged into the Diamond 5870 for the card to boot up. The fans spin and the card heats up slightly, not even close to operating temperature on the other hand. I've ordered an Accelero TWIN TURBO Pro from Arctic Cooling and I'm going to attempt that. I've utilized the Arctic coolers on the ATI 4870X2 and the nVidia GTX850 and they perform excellent.
Excerpt: Keeps the GPU cool! Idle temp dropped from 41C to 29C. Max temps making use of Kombuster dropped from 65C to 51C. This cooler is a beast! Its major, takes up 3 slots. For those that say this bricked their card, I spent 40 minutes installing, creating confident to cautiously seat all the RAM heatsinks, and ensuring the base produced full contact with the GPU. No issues at all, and this is a non-standard card by XFX.
Excerpt: I have to say thaqt this is a single of the finest heatsinks i have seen by far. Even tho due to the red plate causeing the whole setup to taking a 3rd slot it is nevertheless not a draw back it still gets 5 eggs. The entire thing is nice its ez to set up If you "READ THE Guidelines" and do just about every thing correct you will not brick your card.
Excerpt: OC ATi drivers: 890ヺ due to the fact of this cooler.By no means produced over 51c.... ever..... Right here is the deal. If you believe you are going to add this issue in 5 minutes.. You are incorrect. It requires time love and care. Take the stock cooler off. Spend some loving time cleaning all the memory and GPU with the arctic removal kit as mentioned before.... read much more and get arctic ceramique thermal previous to put on everyting that a cooler mount goes to.
Excerpt: This dropped my GPU temperature by 20c. The stock cooler on my Diamond ATI 5850 HD was definitely garbage. By applying this cooler, my overall operating temperature dropped to 29c with a single monitor, and 38c with dual monitor. The manual manage for fan speed doesn't genuinely do much for lowering temperature. The all round gains supplied by the cooler are not due to the fan.
Excerpt: Looks fantastic, cools excellent, zalman items are usually awesome. Silent and its ATI red, coulda put red led fans on the fans to really make it all seemless but the blue led's are subtle and not too vibrant. Mosfet heatsink did not fit but this seriously isn't a con, it was a non reference HIS IcoolerV card, I just kept the stock one particular on.Ramsinks.... do not stick very well, down the road I could just place copper sinks on it anyway.
Excerpt: Huge heat sink, two large fans, looks neat, incredibly quiet, cools Incredibly nicely! Really smooth install. Thermal tape supplied on the backs of the ram heat sinks are a joke. I would not advise attempting to use them. But an straightforward option is to eliminate that and just use a higher strength / heat tolerant epoxy you can acquire right here on new egg.