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Video Card Cooling

by yankees26 / November 19, 2005 10:12 AM PST

I am cursed with a motherboard that only has PCI slots which limits me video card wise. So I bought a PNY Verto Geforce FX5500 PCI 128MB DDR card and with stock cooling it can be overclocked to about 380 core clock (270MHz stock) and about 490 memory (400MHz stock), now obviously the performance boosts only lasts a few turns on Civilization 4 before becoming choppy again. What do you think this fan and RAM heatsinks (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16835118117) would do for performance and OC'ing ability?

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Compare to original one
by ikjadoon / November 19, 2005 10:52 AM PST
In reply to: Video Card Cooling

I tried to find the fan information for the first card's fan, from PNY, but they only list the card specs....

The fan seems good, but I have a little worry.

Caution: cannot be used with Matrox VGA cards and NVIDIA PCX 5xxx series VGA cards

That isn't your card, right? PCX and PCI are different, right?

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would not recommend ocing it much more
by nerdyboy1234 / November 19, 2005 11:39 AM PST
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aftet u get the fan/heatsinks, i would overclock it to a steady oc, maybe 375 core and 500 memory and leave it at that. thats a big increase already and i dont think the card will last very long even (1-2 years) maybe with fan and heatsinks. and then u can purchase a new computer as everything will be outdated already.

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That is my plan
by yankees26 / November 19, 2005 10:25 PM PST

I want the new fan and heatsinks so it will be able to go more than a few turns at the OC I can get it to (about the same as you suggested; 375/500).

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