5850 Aftermarket Cooler time UPDATE!

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  1. T-O-D

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    Hey all,

    I've had my 5850 for a while now, and I'm loving it! Came with the stock reference cooler in all its black goodness.

    Recently the fan has been making lots of noises and getting on my nerves, so its time for the ever faithful aftermarket cooler.

    I've heard good things about the Arctic Cooling Accelero Twin Turbo Pro, but it wont natively fit the 5850 (it will with a coupla snips of HS fins).

    Zalman have also released the VF3000A, which seems to work better, but i prefer PWM rather than manual fan control.

    Does anyone have any other ideas? Or any help as to what to get?



    UPDATE:
    Well, I went ahead and purchased the Twin Turbo Pro fully realising that it might need some hacking to fit right. Much to my suprise, there must be a new model out that perfectly fits the 5850 :)

    Pictures speak for themselves!

    The card before modification:

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    The cooler as it arrived (note the "update" sticker):

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    Updated cooler has cutout:

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    My 5850 post cleaning (the worst was cleaning the memory - it was all oily):

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    The card again after installation of the Memory and VRM heatsinks:

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    Post installation data (Ignore the fan speed - sensor not reading that correctly)

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    Last edited: Oct 1, 2010
  2. DiGiTaL MoNkEY

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    From the reviews i have read the VF3000A doesn't provide much that much better cooling, but there are only a couple good ones i could find.

    The only cooler i can think of that will be worthwhile and should be compatible is the ProlimaTech MK-13. Its not a small cooler, nor does it include and fans which does add to the cost.

    As you haven mentioned i would go Arctic Cooling, but they don't provide a cooler that supports 5850's unfortunately.
     
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    i was looking at that Lian Li cooler the other day, be good for any airflow tbh, great for the 800D on a hot day :D
     
  6. anferne

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    go the thermalright spitfire with a vrm5 - it does a great job on a 5850

    you could even go fanless (totally silent) with this setup aslong as you have come case ventilation.

    its all available form pccasegear
     
  7. CQGLHyperion

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    I replaced the stock cooler on my Sapphire with a VF3000A. It was also having the same issue as the op with strange fan noises.

    I can tell you now it runs a lot better then stock cooling. I can even leave it on full speed and it hardly comes close to noise compared to what would be required by the stock cooler to keep at the same temp.

    Just always make sure you check out the dimensions of any soultion to make sure it will not impact on anything like adjacent cards, access to ram / sata connections etc and that it will still fit in your case.

    I know that the Accelero Xtreme PLUS will require a small modification to some fins so that it can fit over the double DVI stack the reference 5850 cards have.
     
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    I've got a Thermalright TRad2 on my 5850.
    It was the only aftermarket setup that would fit in my tiny little SG06 Shoebox build. Temps are marginally better than the stock HSF, but its a LOT quieter!
     
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    Yeah thanks, I didn't at the time of posting...

    Not really a good bang for buck option it seems. I don;t really want to cool it any better... just want something simular to stock but maybe a bit less noisey. (and that won;t die as quick :D though after another 10 months I'll probably have a new card :Paranoid: )
     
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    T-O-D

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    Just updated first post with the below information to make it easier for others to find :thumbup:

    UPDATE:
    Well, I went ahead and purchased the Twin Turbo Pro fully realising that it might need some hacking to fit right. Much to my suprise, there must be a new model out that perfectly fits the 5850 :)

    Pictures speak for themselves!

    The card before modification:

    Click to view full size!


    The cooler as it arrived (note the "update" sticker):

    Click to view full size!


    Updated cooler has cutout:

    Click to view full size!


    My 5850 post cleaning (the worst was cleaning the memory - it was all oily):

    Click to view full size!


    The card again after installation of the Memory and VRM heatsinks:

    Click to view full size!


    Post installation data (Ignore the fan speed - sensor not reading that correctly)

    Click to view full size!
     
  13. SingAlong

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    Nice! :thumbup:

    Is it still only taking 2 slots all up, or now 3? This cooler looks a bit taller than the stock one.
     
  14. CQGLHyperion

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    Good to see that they have revised it do no modding was required.

    I should have taken pics of mine when I did it.
     
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    T-O-D

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    Seems to still be two.... but yeah it is a fraction higher than stock
     
  16. Nosrulz

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    VDDC temps seem to have gone up a bit. Running the same test with my stock 5850 my VDDC's were ~55C. (Fan speed was at 33% with custom fan profile)
     

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