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by Vicotnik
Sat Dec 02, 2006 7:07 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Gainward 7600GT AGP power adapter
Replies: 9
Views: 4019

The reason for not one but two molex connectors is safety only (as far as I know). Two paths for the power means half the resistance. You don't want that cable to get to hot. :) Not that it's likely to happen with a non overklocked 7800GT, but still. That the PSU has one or two +12V rails has nothin...
by Vicotnik
Sat Dec 02, 2006 4:22 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Graphics card with CPU heatsink?
Replies: 42
Views: 21114

AS Adhesive will work fine. You might want to try a mix of 50/50 with AS Adhesive and AS3 (will probably work with AS5 as well, anyone knows for sure?) to create a slighly weaker bond. That way you can remove the heatsink later if you would want to. With 100% AS Adhesive you will probably not be abl...
by Vicotnik
Thu Nov 30, 2006 3:39 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: 7950GT at low voltage?
Replies: 12
Views: 8046

Thanks goban ! Nice to see I'm not alone. :) I've placed an order for my Gainward 7950GT . It will take a while until it arrives but I think the voltage regulator used on the card is the Intersil ISL6568 ( data sheet ). There are a few interesting tables in the PDF listing voltage identification cod...
by Vicotnik
Wed Nov 29, 2006 4:26 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: quiet/silent solution for my 7600gs...
Replies: 15
Views: 3956

According to Xbitlabs, the 7600GT runs just below 36W.
- http://www.xbitlabs.com/articles/video/ ... ise_5.html

The 7600GS with the lower voltage, usually ~1.1v compared to 1.3v for the 7600GT, runs even cooler than that.
by Vicotnik
Wed Nov 29, 2006 2:25 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: quiet/silent solution for my 7600gs...
Replies: 15
Views: 3956

omega_1 wrote:I have plenty of room, btw which passive cooler would you recomend ? again has to be available at the places I mentioned...
Couldn't find any at those places, sorry. I was thinking of the Aerocool VM-102 or perhaps the Be-Quiet Polar Freezer.
Perhaps the VF900 is the best choice.
by Vicotnik
Wed Nov 29, 2006 1:24 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: quiet/silent solution for my 7600gs...
Replies: 15
Views: 3956

I would go for a passive cooler, if you have room for it. No need for active cooling on a 7600GS. :)
by Vicotnik
Tue Nov 28, 2006 6:17 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: 7950GT at low voltage?
Replies: 12
Views: 8046

7950GT at low voltage?

Ok, first to explain my situation. Not that important really, skip it if you like. I'm thinking about buying a new graphics card. Right now I'm using a passive 7600GS (with DDR2) but I would like something a little bit faster. Money isn't a problem really, what I'm looking for is a card that will gi...
by Vicotnik
Tue Nov 28, 2006 12:01 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Dell 7800GTX 256MB 450/1200
Replies: 3
Views: 1577

The sad thing with 7800GTX is that not long after its arrival the 7900GT came and was faster, cooler and cheaper due to the smaller manufacturing process (90nm vs 110nm). For me to get a 7800GTX it has to be very cheap since I would know that I wouldn't get quite the performance of a more recent car...
by Vicotnik
Fri Nov 24, 2006 5:48 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Graphics card with CPU heatsink?
Replies: 42
Views: 21114

The holes are supposed to be covered by the heatsink. To complicated to explain in english in my current condition. :P Perhaps this image will help.

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by Vicotnik
Fri Nov 24, 2006 4:23 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Graphics card with CPU heatsink?
Replies: 42
Views: 21114

Usually you drill the heatsink, not the board since it often has holes in it already. :)

And if I had to guess, I think trudodyr ment his/hers post to be sarcastic. I mean, using a CPU heatsink on a graphics card? Oldest trick in the book. ;)
by Vicotnik
Fri Nov 17, 2006 2:32 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Crystal Cpuid questions
Replies: 4
Views: 2007

I don't think you should trust uguru. "If i set crystal to 1.025 for my lowest power state, uguru shows the voltage as being 1.6-7 , and all the other programs just show it as 1.025v.." That's a very high number. If it was correct I think you would know it. It would probably show on your CPU temp an...
by Vicotnik
Tue Nov 14, 2006 4:28 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Too much of a good thing?
Replies: 1
Views: 1509

Seems to be optimal placement of the fins if the boxed HSF is used. But I don't think it's a very good choise for the average Ninja lovin' SPCR reader. :)
by Vicotnik
Thu Nov 09, 2006 8:09 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Video Upgrade, ps limited
Replies: 17
Views: 4301

(double post, sorry)
by Vicotnik
Thu Nov 09, 2006 8:08 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Video Upgrade, ps limited
Replies: 17
Views: 4301

I think the power consumption of the 7600GS and the 7300GT are very similar. Take a look at this thread by smilingcrow for example. According to his tests the 7600GS and the 7300LE draws the same at idle. I don't know the voltage of the GPU on the 7300-cards, but I think it's not much lower than on ...
by Vicotnik
Thu Nov 09, 2006 1:24 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Video Upgrade, ps limited
Replies: 17
Views: 4301

The problem with the 7300GT DDR3 is that they are pretty expensive, at least here in Sweden. Best price for the Inno3D 7300GT 256MB DDR3 PCIe is 1143 SEK and the Gainward 7600GS 256MB DDR3 PCIe is 1199 SEK. My Leadtek 7600GS 256MB DDR2 PCIe was 950 SEK and came with a stock passive cooler. (Prices i...
by Vicotnik
Tue Nov 07, 2006 5:10 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Video Upgrade, ps limited
Replies: 17
Views: 4301

Or go for one of the passive ones, like the Gigabyte you mentioned. I think the temp would be ok even with very little airflow. If it should get much to hot it's easy to underclock the card a little.
Others beside Gigabyte have 7600GS-cards with stock passive cooling, like Leadtek and Gainward.
by Vicotnik
Sun Nov 05, 2006 7:16 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Video Upgrade, ps limited
Replies: 17
Views: 4301

I assume you mean this Xbitlabs article? - http://www.xbitlabs.com/articles/video/display/power-noise_6.html The "7600GS" tested is a underclocked 7600GT. From the article: "We had to down-clock a GeForce 7600 GT to emulate the GeForce 7600 GS, so the real GeForce 7600 GS may have slightly lower pow...
by Vicotnik
Thu Oct 26, 2006 12:55 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Passive high-end: XFX GeForce7950GS/T
Replies: 84
Views: 55988

Is the 7950GT much hotter than the 7900GT? I had no problem cooling my 7900GT with a passive cooler (Be Quiet! Polar Freezer) during the summer. The only fans (beside the PSU fan) in my system was two Adda 120mm @ ~450RPM in the back and top of my P180, both sucking air out of the case. I don't reme...
by Vicotnik
Tue Oct 24, 2006 5:54 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: x1950-pro power consumption?
Replies: 10
Views: 3849

Different motherboards are used in the HotHardware test. Only compare nVidia cards with other nVidia cards and ATi cards with other ATi cards.
by Vicotnik
Sun Oct 15, 2006 8:13 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Low heat video cards ?
Replies: 9
Views: 3568

Check out your link there, Chocolinx. :) FireGL are the workstation line of ATis graphics cards (nVidia has the Quadro line). Those are expensive cards, and not something you use for simple things like multi monitor use. (edit: The FireGL cards ARE good for multi monitor setups, but not so good that...
by Vicotnik
Tue Oct 03, 2006 5:22 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Any other gamers let down with 7600gs performance
Replies: 18
Views: 5114

CA_Steve: Try removing the PCI cover plate just under the card. Usually that help creating a little airflow around the heatsink.
by Vicotnik
Sun Oct 01, 2006 5:19 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Zalman VF-900 + EVGA 7900GT Temperature
Replies: 3
Views: 1814

The 7900GT is pretty cool and VF900 is a very effective cooler. I'd say your temps are low but hardly impossible. My 7900GT idled at ~50C and maxed in the low 60s. And that with a passive cooler. At what voltage do you run the fan on your VF900? You should be able to cool a 7900GT enough with the fa...
by Vicotnik
Thu Sep 28, 2006 8:36 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Any other gamers let down with 7600gs performance
Replies: 18
Views: 5114

I recently went from a 7900GT to a 7600GS and couldn't be more happy. But I don't play that much anymore and when I do it's mostly older games like Q3A. The reason I downgraded was the money I made by switching and the lower power consumption of the 7600GS. The 6800GT has more than double the memory...
by Vicotnik
Tue Sep 12, 2006 7:42 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: GPU undervolting results thread
Replies: 30
Views: 24944

I have a Leadtek 7600GS Classic Edition (with passive cooling), default speeds are 490/700 and NiBiTor says voltage is 1.1v.
by Vicotnik
Thu May 18, 2006 3:54 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Power consumption 800xl Vs 7900gt
Replies: 3
Views: 1498

I went from X800XL to 7900GT. Judging from my temps the numbers from Xbitlabs are correct; 7900GT is sligtly hotter while idle and sligtly cooler under load. For both cards I've been using the BQ Polar Freezer.
by Vicotnik
Wed May 17, 2006 6:22 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Thermal Load Calculator by Innovatek
Replies: 25
Views: 22121

No, it won't be 100% heat, because in transforming energy from one form to another (electrical to thermal) there are always conversion losses. There is no conversion process that is 100% efficient (second law of thermodynamics). No conversion process that is 100% efficient, that is correct. There a...
by Vicotnik
Thu Feb 13, 2003 7:00 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Recommended CPU for underclocking??
Replies: 12
Views: 4135

I'm running a Tualatin Celeron 1.1A @ 733 MHz 1.05v. The power consumption is a little less than 10W.

How I did it - http://home.student.uu.se/joli5403/proj ... /index.htm

(Article in Swedish, but hopefully you can get the info you need from the pretty pictures. :))