Silencing the NV5 Silencer

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darthhen
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Silencing the NV5 Silencer

Post by darthhen » Sat Nov 13, 2004 9:54 pm

Hi,

I just installed the NV5 Silencer on my 6800GT. I have to agree with other people on this forum that this hunk of metal does not fit well out of the box. I had to use the Dremel to sand off the RAM heat sink portion of the NV5 Silencer.

So here's my next problem, how to make the fan on the NV5 Silencer more silent. I connected the power connector of the fan on the Silencer to my motherboard, which is supplying it 12V. Has anybody tried to run this fan at 5V or anything less than 12V???

-darthhen
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Post by Tephras » Sat Nov 13, 2004 10:33 pm

You could use the Zalman Fanmate.

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Post by Noizz » Sun Nov 14, 2004 2:22 am

yep im running it at around 6-7 volts on a zalman fanmate. at that voltage its pretty much quiet to my ear. ur temps will go up though, but no matter the 6800s have a gpu cooldown at 120 C

my highest temp is 73 under load, so no worries.
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Post by darthhen » Mon Nov 15, 2004 7:43 am

Thanks.

I'm going to use my Fanmate 1 tonite.
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Post by daba » Mon Nov 15, 2004 3:28 pm

I finally shut up my NV Silencer 5 by putting it on a resistor. However, the GPU idles at 68ºC.

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Post by Noizz » Tue Nov 16, 2004 6:18 am

wow 68 C idle??? ouch. IMO put a zalman fanmate on it at 5v, works like a charm, its like a sock was stuffed into the NV5's mouth. but don't wory, 68C idle is alrgiht, just make sure u dun load over 100C, remember 6800 cooldown for the gpu is at 120C :o
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Post by daba » Tue Nov 16, 2004 5:21 pm

The Leadtek gpu shutdown says its at 135C ... temps dropped a little to 64C idle.

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Post by falcon26 » Tue Nov 16, 2004 7:56 pm

How the heck are you guys hooking up the power connector from the VGA silencer to the fanmate or the motherboard???? I have tried both and the fan on the VGA silencer wouldn't even power up anymore......I have an Abit IC7-G BTW....and a Ati x800 Xt.....I took the little connector from the vga silencer and tried plugging into a fanmate 1 and 2 and nothing happened it was dead then I tried the motherboard fan headers and nothing also.....


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Post by darthhen » Wed Nov 17, 2004 1:08 am

falcon26,

Did you check to make sure you had the polarity right?

The power connector is connected to two wires, red and black. The red guy is V+. If you connect this connector the wrong way, your fan won't spin.

The connectors on the Fanmate and motherboard has 3 pins as you already know. The middle pin is V+. So when you connect your Silencer to it, make sure the red wire is connected to the middle pin, either on the Fanmate or motherboard.

If you're tweaking using the Fanmate, I would suggest to buy a volt meter or something so you can measure the voltage coming out of the Fanmate.

The Fanmate can supply a maximum of 6W, which is good. I built a splitter so I can drive two fans. I installed another fan on the Nforce3 chip also. So now the Silencer and the fan on the Nforce3 are running around 6.5V. It is now quite.

I idle around 59C.

Running RT!@#%# ( I forget the name ), watching TV, and recording a different channel onto the hard disk, my card heats up around 71C so I'm happy.
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Post by Artagra » Wed Nov 17, 2004 1:08 am

Stupid question, but did you get the wires right :D ? I've used my VGA silencer on my X800 on a fanmate, fan controlle, and mobo header, without any issues.

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