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trigger
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Posted - 06/08/2005 :  09:17:53  Show Profile  Visit trigger's Homepage  Click to see trigger's MSN Messenger address  Reply with Quote
OK..... So we know the stock cooling on the Voodoo5 5500 is far from perfect.

Did some research into alternatives and came accross the Zalman Northbridge Chipset Coolers.
I'd thought I'd chuck this up for discussion to see if anyone else had used or considered them.


http://www.zalmanusa.com/usa/product/view.asp?idx=65&code=014

http://www.zalmanusa.com/usa/product/view.asp?idx=71&code=014


Leaving aside the issue of height blocking PCI slots, would these suckers sufficiently cool the VSA-100 chips on a Voodoo5 5500?

This review states that the ZM-NB47J can out perform stock Abit northbridge coolers by 2-3 degrees celcius.
http://www.myworldhardware.com/v4/articles.php?ID=75&Page_ID=3

And this one states the ZM-NB32J outperforms sock cooling by 3-5 degrees celcius.
http://www.gruntville.com/reviews/heatsinks/zalman_ZMNB32J/performance.php


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Edited by - trigger on 06/08/2005 09:28:42

NitroX infinity
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Netherlands
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Posted - 06/08/2005 :  14:02:46  Show Profile  Visit NitroX infinity's Homepage  Reply with Quote
I used the orange ones on my V5.
They work well but you need additional cooling (casefans or the stock V5 fans on these heatsinks) if you intend to do some intense long time (hours) playing.
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trigger
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Posted - 06/08/2005 :  14:46:58  Show Profile  Visit trigger's Homepage  Click to see trigger's MSN Messenger address  Reply with Quote

Thanks for that NitroX!

Probably best to go for the active cooling solution. Apparantly the Globalwin heatsink fans are well regarded.
http://www.overclockers.com.au/techstuff/r_gpu_cool/

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TM30
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Posted - 06/08/2005 :  18:16:25  Show Profile  Visit TM30's Homepage  Send TM30 an ICQ Message  Reply with Quote
check out my solution

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trigger
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Posted - 07/08/2005 :  14:24:31  Show Profile  Visit trigger's Homepage  Click to see trigger's MSN Messenger address  Reply with Quote

Cool! I mean Cool?

They're Voodoo3 3000 Heatsinks right!? How'd they work?

Looks as though they'd spread the heat well!

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Edited by - trigger on 07/08/2005 14:36:05
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Kreshna Aryaguna Nurzaman
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Indonesia
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Posted - 08/08/2005 :  00:20:17  Show Profile  Visit Kreshna Aryaguna Nurzaman's Homepage  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by NitroX infinity

I used the orange ones on my V5.
They work well but you need additional cooling (casefans or the stock V5 fans on these heatsinks) if you intend to do some intense long time (hours) playing.



Interesting. How did you put the cooling fan on top of the heatsink? Did you modify the Zalman heatsink so it could mount a cooling fan? How about putting a Tennmax Voodoo5 fan on a Zalman heatsink? Is it possible?

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trigger
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Posted - 08/08/2005 :  07:57:10  Show Profile  Visit trigger's Homepage  Click to see trigger's MSN Messenger address  Reply with Quote

If it's the fans I'm thinking of Kreshna, the Tennmax Stealth V3, they won't fit on top of a Zalman ZM-NB32J Heatsink! They have mounts that fit straight onto the Board. Much too wide for a 37(L) X 37(W) X 32(H) mm Heatsink.

Also the tennmax is a HSF all in one solution, you'd be doubling up on heatsinks when the zalman is overkill allready.

Good question though! How did the stock standard 40x40mm fans fit onto a 37x37mm heatsink

I must say I like the Voodoo3 heatsinks! A totally fanless solution would be nice!

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NitroX infinity
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Posted - 08/08/2005 :  12:23:53  Show Profile  Visit NitroX infinity's Homepage  Reply with Quote
The standard V5 fans can be screwed onto the ZMNB32-J (the orange cooler).
They'll be a bit loosely but they've never fallen off when I used them.
You don't need to modify anything about them, the screws fit between the outer fins (don't know if that's the correct English word though)
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Kreshna Aryaguna Nurzaman
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Posted - 08/08/2005 :  12:26:38  Show Profile  Visit Kreshna Aryaguna Nurzaman's Homepage  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by trigger


If it's the fans I'm thinking of Kreshna, the Tennmax Stealth V3, they won't fit on top of a Zalman ZM-NB32J Heatsink! They have mounts that fit straight onto the Board. Much too wide for a 37(L) X 37(W) X 32(H) mm Heatsink.


I see. :(



quote:
Originally posted by trigger


Also the tennmax is a HSF all in one solution, you'd be doubling up on heatsinks when the zalman is overkill allready.


I wouldn't mind that, y'know!



quote:
Originally posted by trigger


Good question though! How did the stock standard 40x40mm fans fit onto a 37x37mm heatsink


Yup, while there's a lot of heatsink-cooling fan combo out there, almost none can fit into the Voodoo5; most of them are CPU coolers, so I wonder if we can assemble our own combo using Zalman ZM-NB32J heatsink and a cooling fan.





quote:
Originally posted by trigger


I must say I like the Voodoo3 heatsinks! A totally fanless solution would be nice!




Is it better than the Zalman?


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Kreshna Aryaguna Nurzaman
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Posted - 08/08/2005 :  12:30:26  Show Profile  Visit Kreshna Aryaguna Nurzaman's Homepage  Reply with Quote
oij
quote:
Originally posted by NitroX infinity

The standard V5 fans can be screwed onto the ZMNB32-J (the orange cooler).
They'll be a bit loosely but they've never fallen off when I used them.
You don't need to modify anything about them, the screws fit between the outer fins (don't know if that's the correct English word though)



Ah, I see! So the fan screws are being "pinched" by the heatsink fins to put the fan in place. Thus, I presume any cooling fan with same screw layout would fit onto a Zalman ZMNB32-J, am I correct? Then maybe we can use more powerful fan than the V5 stock fan?


VOODOO LIVES FOREVAH!!

Delenn is the hottest sci-fi character ever.

The Galactic Empire vs the Borg vs the Goa'ulds vs the A'millans vs the Trollish Imperium vs the Ancient Guardians
The Phoenix War


Never buy a LiteOn CD Writer. Ever.
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NitroX infinity
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Posted - 08/08/2005 :  13:52:29  Show Profile  Visit NitroX infinity's Homepage  Reply with Quote
You are correct Kreshna, though as I stated, the fans will be loosely screwed onto the heatsink. I have no idea how a more powerfull fan would act.
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BFG3dfx
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Posted - 09/08/2005 :  00:25:17  Show Profile  Visit BFG3dfx's Homepage  Reply with Quote
what you can use on a 3dfx card is almost limitless, alot of coolers dont say anything about 3dfx(why would they its been 5 years) but they fit without modification, others need slight to heavy mod's to work but if you really try almost any will fit, i used 2 geforce4 copper collers on my v5 and they worked way better than the stock heatsinks, left one only need slight cut to fit, right one fit perfect. some ppl even put p3 coolers on them :)

anyways i thought id post a couple modded ones ive done most recent

[URL=http://img240.imageshack.us/my.php?image=bfg0082be.jpg][/URL]

[URL=http://img240.imageshack.us/my.php?image=bfg0576dq.jpg][/URL]


both of these were for use with peltiers, but they can be used by themsels too, anyways lots more options than you might first think.

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Edited by - BFG3dfx on 09/08/2005 00:39:55
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trigger
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Australia


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Posted - 20/08/2005 :  07:14:13  Show Profile  Visit trigger's Homepage  Click to see trigger's MSN Messenger address  Reply with Quote
Check these out too!

startech.com has some offerings as well!

http://startech.com/ststore/ItemDetail.cfm?ProductID=FANCSCU&tab=b&mt=p

http://startech.com/ststore/ItemDetail.cfm?ProductID=FANCSORB&tab=g&mt=p

The first one looks as though it might need a mod on the 3 pin connector.
It's only got two wires from the fan!
Nice Copper heatsink though!
May be able to chuck original fans on or something.

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BFG3dfx
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Posted - 20/08/2005 :  20:40:54  Show Profile  Visit BFG3dfx's Homepage  Reply with Quote
nice

you live on your knees im gonna die on my feet.


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m14radu
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Posted - 01/10/2005 :  21:05:02  Show Profile  Visit m14radu's Homepage  Send m14radu a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
check out my new modded voodoo

turn off the light and ....

titan cooler ttc-cuv3ab

Edited by - m14radu on 01/10/2005 21:13:42
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Posted - 01/10/2005 :  21:33:37  Show Profile  Visit Nightbird's Homepage  Send Nightbird a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
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