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Coolers for older graphics cards.

Postby Baoran » 2018-1-03 @ 13:58

Is there any way to get a cooler with new fan for older graphics cards? In some cases it feels like the fan has been custom made for the cooler, so it feels like it would be hard to find just fan when bearings go bad.
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Re: Coolers for older graphics cards.

Postby firage » 2018-1-03 @ 14:05

Sure. What cards? There's a good selection of cheap coolers on eBay, Chinese produced stuff. Just need to figure out the hole spacing.
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Re: Coolers for older graphics cards.

Postby Baoran » 2018-1-03 @ 14:07

Radeon x800 pro AGP. I did a search on ebay with the model and only came up with actual graphics cards and not coolers for it.
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Re: Coolers for older graphics cards.

Postby firage » 2018-1-03 @ 14:25

That's the first example I saw on there: https://www.ebay.com/itm/131973227568
Probably not flat enough to use the PCI slot next to it, though.
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Re: Coolers for older graphics cards.

Postby Baoran » 2018-1-03 @ 14:51

Are there any better quality ones or is Chinese the only option nowadays?
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Re: Coolers for older graphics cards.

Postby vvbee » 2018-1-03 @ 20:23

With a case-mounting metal arm and long rubber 'screws' like in the picture you can mount a fan of your choosing face up directly under the thing you wanna cool, though it takes up an extra expansion slot. Depending on the weight of the fan you may be able to macgyver a household alternative for the metal arm, minding fire safety, but the main thing is to convert its vertical mount into a horizontal one with something like long bendable screws.
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Re: Coolers for older graphics cards.

Postby chinny22 » 2018-1-04 @ 13:49

Quick google found
http://www.instructables.com/id/Install ... a-Radeon-/

But going off the link firage gave it looks like you want any cooler with 55mm mounting support
55mm Mounting holes: Nvidia Geforce MX series, Nvidia Geforce FX 5200, Nvidia Geforce FX 5500, Nvidia Geforce FX 5600(FX 5700), Nvidia Geforce 6600 series (except 6600AGP series), ATI X1600 series, ATI X1300 series, ATI Radeon 9***series (except 9550/9600), ATI Radeon X*** series


 
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Re: Coolers for older graphics cards.

Postby schmatzler » 2018-1-04 @ 21:16

Might not be enough for a Radeon X800, but I recently upgraded my GeForce 4 Ti4200 with a fanless Zalman ZM80A-HP:

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It's a pretty big beast and takes up an additional PCI slot, but I can't hear it. Paired with a BeQuiet! power supply and a CPU fan with throttle control it makes up for a very low noise retro gaming machine.
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Re: Coolers for older graphics cards.

Postby squiggly » 2018-1-05 @ 03:01

schmatzler wrote:Might not be enough for a Radeon X800, but I recently upgraded my GeForce 4 Ti4200 with a fanless Zalman ZM80A-HP:

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It's a pretty big beast and takes up an additional PCI slot, but I can't hear it. Paired with a BeQuiet! power supply and a CPU fan with throttle control it makes up for a very low noise retro gaming machine.


That looks amazing. I am currently thinking about replacing the large HSF on a Leadtek Ti4200...strange thing is I have a Ti4400 that has a much smaller HSF that doesn't wrap around the back. I note the one you used also seems to wrap about the back...is that really necessary? Is it for RAM chips or cooling the back of the GPU? Was it difficult to mount?
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Re: Coolers for older graphics cards.

Postby Almoststew1990 » 2018-1-08 @ 13:56

Another thing to be aware of is the size of the power connector - the graphics cards I've seen are all two pin but some have quite a large power connector whilst some have a smaller version. The fans I've seen online (ebay) are all the smaller variety. I am assuming you could re-purpose the old connector although I am not sure how you would do that!
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Re: Coolers for older graphics cards.

Postby Srandista » 2018-1-08 @ 14:55

If you find Zalman VF700-Al/AlCu/Cu, you should be good to go.
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Re: Coolers for older graphics cards.

Postby schmatzler » 2018-1-08 @ 20:26

squiggly wrote: I note the one you used also seems to wrap about the back...is that really necessary? Is it for RAM chips or cooling the back of the GPU? Was it difficult to mount?


The cooler is very easy to mount. It's basically just consisting of 4 metal parts and a heatpipe that are all screwed together with thermal paste in between. It should fit on all kinds of older graphics cards, because the mounting holes are freely adjustable and it comes with two different blocks for different GPUs.
It does not cool the memory but the heatpipe is very efficient and it does make sure the heat gets distributed evenly on both sides of the cooler.

One disadvantage is the weight, though. The card is very heavy afterwards.
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Re: Coolers for older graphics cards.

Postby Smack2k » 2018-1-11 @ 16:01

schmatzler wrote:
squiggly wrote: I note the one you used also seems to wrap about the back...is that really necessary? Is it for RAM chips or cooling the back of the GPU? Was it difficult to mount?


The cooler is very easy to mount. It's basically just consisting of 4 metal parts and a heatpipe that are all screwed together with thermal paste in between. It should fit on all kinds of older graphics cards, because the mounting holes are freely adjustable and it comes with two different blocks for different GPUs.
It does not cool the memory but the heatpipe is very efficient and it does make sure the heat gets distributed evenly on both sides of the cooler.

One disadvantage is the weight, though. The card is very heavy afterwards.


LOL, speak for yourself...I just put one on my Ti 4600 and had a helluva time getting the tiny screws into the heatsink base and then attaching the moving arm and the other screw into the card...it was a pain in the ass as the heatsink front and back part kept sliding as I'd tighten one of the arms and go to tighten the other...the rest of the setup was fairly easy though, and it looks great....
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Re: Coolers for older graphics cards.

Postby squiggly » 2018-1-11 @ 21:14

Smack2k wrote:LOL, speak for yourself...I just put one on my Ti 4600


Which Ti4600 do you have? I have a Leadtek Ti4200 which has a similar HSF to the 4600 but with only one fan. Did your original 4600 heatsink make contact with the ram chips? Do you think it matters if the replacement one doesn't? I am planning on having a side-panel 140mm fan blow directly over my 4200 so I hope that is enough.
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Re: Coolers for older graphics cards.

Postby cyclone3d » 2018-1-11 @ 21:20

Baoran wrote:Radeon x800 pro AGP. I did a search on ebay with the model and only came up with actual graphics cards and not coolers for it.


Here is a replacement fan:
https://www.ebay.com/itm/65mm-VGA-Video-Card-Fan-4-ATI-Radeon-X800-X850-Pro-XT-P1127010LB2F-135-/121132577201

Surprisingly, replacement fans are usually pretty easy to find on eBay for whatever video card you need it for.

Edit: the above listing is for used fans, but there should also be listings for new fans as well. They will just cost more.
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