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 Post subject: His Excalibur IceQ 9800 Pro 128MB
PostPosted: Sat Sep 20, 2003 4:35 pm 
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http://www.ocprices.com/index.php?action=reviews&rev_id=183&page=4




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Firing up the card, I was expecting an OTES-style hairdryer type noise to attack my eardrums, but I was pleasently surprised by almost complete silence. Underneath the vast IceQ contraption I found a small “Arctic Cooling” sticker, which pretty much explains this welcome surprise. Arctic Cooling is a Swiss company specialising in silent CPU solutions – which means we might be lucky enough to see a separately available IceQ cooler for those that have already invested in ATi’s fastest card.





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crap that thing looks like some kind of laser device, or hovercraft or something.

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I killed one of my Geforce 4's with a Zalman HPA (mentioned on this forum somewhere), so if anything is quiet stock (dont fancy the Sapphire models), then this might just be my next card.

Rumours of dual DVI are rife tho, I cld do with that

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How did you kill your card with the Zalman?

(if there's already a thread on it somewhere I apologize, just point me towards it)

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Tried the A version - killed my geforce 4 Ti with it. The artic silver bloke denies it was his compound conducting. Hmmm

check under my posting :

http://forums.silentpcreview.com/viewto ... tic+silver

I have read lots of people on here have used the A version successfully tho. Not sure about the latest C rev. (not very dissimilar as u know)



The trouble is I have modded my second (replacement for above) card as per my 3rd posting on this thread:

http://forums.silentpcreview.com/viewtopic.php?t=6835&postdays=0&postorder=asc&start=0

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That card gets so hot that it needs two L1As at 5v in addition to the 40mm fan? How do you do that?

Sorry, I don't mean to belabor this point, but that just sounds strange. If you saying that your case needs to L1As then I understand that completely. But if the 9800 gets to hot that it needs more fans pointing on it than the stock fan only, then this thing is VERY hot.



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Overclocked card and 2 x L1a's @ 5v don't give much airflow.
The small 40 mm http://www.kustompcs.co.uk/product.php?view=2557 is actually a 50 mm I should say. Very quiet in free air, but terrible turbulence when close to anything. It is actually suspended under the heatsink with thin insulated wire. I mentioned elsewhere in this forum that I have put a Zalman NB heatsink on the GPU with Artic Silver thermal epoxy with ramsinks on the memory (they get HOT!)

I recall that GPU temps can reach 61 C on these cards stock. Mine is 51 C with compunurse stuck on GPU under load an oc'd.

Am into overclocking and silencing - a tough combo, but very rewarding.
Won't bore u with the rest of the overclocking/silencing as it will be off topic. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------


Summary :
2 x L1a 80mms at 5v on Zalman fan bracket
AGP card and Audigy 2 card creates it own air channel so the fans can blow down it
1 x Zalman NB heatsink thermal epoxied to the GPU
5 (forgot how many -lol) ramsinks on the gfx memory
1 Delta EFB0512LA 50 mm @ 12 v (very quiet in free air, useless otherwise) suspended using insulated wire under the Zalman NB heatsink (less turbulence if some free air gap is given)
4800 Ti (4600 x8 in otherwords) overclocked to 317/319 core/mem
Nexus Istyle case with very poor airflow - but modded with 120mm NMB fan from Dorothy @ 5v in rear using tin snips.



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damn - just been running my 3d spex for the 1st time under this combo.
Quake 3 is fine, but anything else which pushes the gpu causes gpu lock up , even when the 50 mm is at 12 v (the gpu draws the same frame 2x for 3d)

Tempted to rip off the artic epoxied nb off it and think of a new mod (or gfx card-more likly as I will prob **** this up). Gonna search thru the forum to get some ideas on keeping her cool and quiet and get some inspiration as the new 3d spec drivers work very well and are worth it for gaming. [/i][/color]



Sorry for quoting all that - thought it maybe quicker for the readers to digest.

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Oh so it wasn't really the Zalman that did it, it was combination of Artic Silver plus a little dab of user error. :wink: I understand now.

I thought you were talking about one of the Zalman Heatpipe coolers. Yeah the little NB cooler may not be enough to keep your card out of thermal shutdown range.

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Well, if anyone has some tips on how to remove artic silver thermal epoxy (not thermal compound) from a GPU from experience I would appreciate it, but I'll create another thread I think :?:
Have read a couple of comments within the forums

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Wonder if its quiet enough for us silence freaks :lol:

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http://www.arctic-cooling.com/en/products/vga_silencer/

you can actually buy the cooler


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$22.US isnt bad. looks like we need a review on it. I like that it exhaust the hot air out the back. But the only US distributor is svc and they dont have it.

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CoolColJ wrote:
http://www.arctic-cooling.com/en/products/vga_silencer/

you can actually buy the cooler


thanks for that :)

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 30, 2003 1:46 pm 
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Another (more thorough) review of this card:


http://www.hardavenue.com/reviews/his9800proiceq1.shtml

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for those on a budget there's this:
http://www.tyan.com/products/html/g9600pro.html
it has a heatsink on both sides that covers the ram and gpu + fan speed control and hardware monitoring.
I've no idea how loud/quiet it is but with all the above it has to be better than average.
All for £117/$150 from ebuyer.com ;p


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cliche wrote:
Well, if anyone has some tips on how to remove artic silver thermal epoxy (not thermal compound) from a GPU from experience I would appreciate it, but I'll create another thread I think :?:
Have read a couple of comments within the forums


Its a real pain in the arse. I used q tips and some paper towels to gently dab the shit off my gpu. Damn sapphire people ejaculated quite a gob in my vid card.


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stooch wrote:
cliche wrote:
Well, if anyone has some tips on how to remove artic silver thermal epoxy (not thermal compound) from a GPU from experience I would appreciate it, but I'll create another thread I think :?:
Have read a couple of comments within the forums


Its a real pain in the arse. I used q tips and some paper towels to gently dab the shit off my gpu. Damn sapphire people ejaculated quite a gob in my vid card.


thx stooch - not sure how it will work on the stuff thats solidified on my card, but appreciate the advice :)

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