Question about 9800XT

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Hello,

Can anyone recommend a good heatsink/fan combo for this card? I think the fan is dying or is extremely quiet. I'm also not comfortable with the heat generated by the back plate as it's hot to the touch.

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G'ßöö

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because repairs void your warranty, the best thing would be to RMA it. If not, and you wanna spend some cash? the ZALMAN ZM80C-HP is a high rated replacement. But beware...if you are not too savvy to modding etc I'd RMA it instead, the zalman requires patience and dexterity. I had one and my RMA, in canada, took 7 days

BUT???....find out if it's dying or quiet :rolleyes:
 
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G'ßöö said:
because repairs void your warranty, the best thing would be to RMA it. If not, and you wanna spend some cash? the ZALMAN ZM80C-HP is a high rated replacement. But beware...if you are not too savvy to modding etc I'd RMA it instead, the zalman requires patience and dexterity. I had one and my RMA, in canada, took 7 days

BUT???....find out if it's dying or quiet :rolleyes:
It's quiet compared to the fan on my R9500 Pro.

The heat is still not very comforting. I had the Zalman heatpipe you mentioned on the R9500p, but it was also too hot for comfort, so I added the optional fan. System runs fine, but I really like to keep components nice and cool, for peace of mind more than performance sakes.
 

G'ßöö

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rgr that. their ZM-OP1 should be used as well ...I've seen other's. time to google 'er up? :D cheers!
 
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