I bought a geforce4 TI4600 from Gainward a few month ago and I would like to make it a little bit more silent. I already considered two solutions but they seem impossible in my case :
- Zalman ZM80-HP, but there is not enough room above the agp slot as I'm using a dual athlon (A7M266)
- Custom heatsink with a panaflo at 7 or 5 V, but that would use too many of my 5 PCI slots (i'd like to fit an SCSI board for my Ultraplex 40, an ethernet card and an USB card (as USB is not working on the A7M266)
So I think serious underclocking is the only way to go. I don't care about 3D performance as the reason I bought this card was the two DVI ports that can do 1600x1200.
Here comes the questions :
How low can you underclock a Geforce4 ?
How low should I go so that the cooling device used is quiet and does not use more than 0/1/2 PCI slots ?
Will it have an effect on 2D performances ?