Hi, there are other threads on swapping the fan on Zalmanâ€™s VF-900 graphics card cooler and I thought Iâ€™d show what Iâ€™ve managed to do to mine.
None of it was very difficult or technical but it was time consuming, took me around 3 hours from start to finish.
The card in question is Sapphire X1950pro Ultimate which comes fitted with a VF-900, I forgot to take a picture before I started but my card looked just like this one:
The reason for changing the fan is the original had a sort of hissing sssshhhh sound, even at low speeds. The default fan profile for the card wasnâ€™t particularly quiet but AtiTool easily changed the fan speed profile. I had it set for the minimum speed, 9%, up to 60Â°C, 18% to 70Â°C, and then steeper to reach 100% at 85Â°C. I never saw more than high 60s so itâ€™s fair to say the cooling got plenty of headroom.
Getting the cooler off the card proved very easy, just undo the 4 thumb screws on the back and then I had this:
Looks like plenty of â€œsilverâ€