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Overclock A Geforce 4 Ti 4600 W/ Zalman Heatpipe?


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First I have to say that I am from Austria (Europe), and so my English maybe isnt perfect.

 

 

 

 

I have a Creative GeForce 4 Ti 4800 (4600 w/ 8x AGP) w/ 128MB RAM. I couldnt overclock it yet, because the GPU has a very bad cooling and the RAM-chips arent cooled at all. My Qustion: Do you think, I should use a Zalman Heatpipe ZM80C-HP VGA-Cooler + Fan ZM-OP1 (mounted directly on the cooler) or a conventional cooling soltion? What do you think cools the GPU and RAM better?

 

How high do you think I would get w/ the Zalman w/o getting artifacts?

 

 

I also have found a conventional cooling solution: The Thermaltake G4-Copper-Cooling set. The problem is, the RAM coolers in this set are 63,48 mm X 21mm X 13,5 mm big, but I only need 48x12mm to cover two RAM chips at once (they are 12x12mm big and there is a gap of 24mm between two chips). So I dont know, if It is safe to stick the coolers on the chips or if there is a risk that they drop down on some day. I could also use 20x12.6x8mm Aluminium RAM-coolers if they stick better.

 

How far do I think I can get w/ the G4 cooling set w/o getting artifacts? Do you think, it would make a difference when I use the Aluminium RAM-coolers instead of the copper?

 

 

 

My Graphics card:

 

 

Creative 3D Blaster 4 Ti 4800, GeForce4 Ti4600 8X AGP

 

http://uk.europe.creative.com/products/product.asp?prod=432

 

 

 

Cooling solution w/ Zalman:

 

 

Zalman Heatpipe ZM80C-HP:

 

http://www.zalman.co.kr/english/product/ZM80C-HP.htm

 

 

Fan Zalman ZM-OP1:

 

http://www.zalman.co.kr/english/product/ZM-OP1.htm

 

 

 

Conventional Cooling:

 

 

Thermaltake GeForce 4 A1349 copper cooling set:

 

http://www.thermaltake.com/products/chipset/g4.htm

 

 

20x12.6x8mm Aluminium RAM-coolers (German):

 

http://www.xtrem.biz/catalog/product_info....products_id=537

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Ok first of all i just want to say that the zalman cooling is passive with a small fan ur adding. that little fan will not do anything unless u have some good air coming in from the outside of the case. And I do mean alot. If your gonna get a zalman i would recommend not buying the extra slim fan and have 2 80mm fans on the side of the case right where the agp slot is and cpu. As far as the ramsinks are concerned I would go with either the Tweakmonster Ramsinks or the OCZ flower sinks. although for both of those you will need to check the clearence between the top of the ramsink and the heatpipe. To attach the ramsinks to the memory chips i would recommend Arctic Silver Adhesive. just make sure none of the leads get it on it.

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Do you think, that my airflow enough for the Zalman-solution or is it better, when I use the Thermaltake G4? My case fans are all 80mm and running about 2500rpm. I could also make the small fan I would buy for the Heatsink blowing in the sdame direction as the case fan (inblowing).

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just get the heatpipe. Check your temps. If they are fine (in the mid to low twenties idle) with a/c on in your house ofcourse then your fine. If you feel you need more cooling then invest in some 80 mm high cfm fans or if you want to do some modding get some 92mm or 120mm fans.

My comp has 1 80mm outtake (not including psu). And i just ordered a 80mm to 92mm adapter and a 92mm Vantec Tornado. Also taking my old 120mm Titan (a mere 80cfm) and upgrading to a YStech 120mm 125 cfm fan. I will post details on the diff. temps when i get it. I also ordered the sp-94 and am giving my subzero 4g to my brother. Want to drop my temps more on load :D

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The fans I have in the front and in the rear have 26.2 cfm per fan, and and the side fan pushes 23 cfm of air. I didnt fiond out, how much air the power fan and the Zalman OP1 push. Do you think, I have enough airflow for the Zalman or should I get better case fans (the side fan is the only one which isnt exchangeale). My case temp is 30

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