Reply 45220 of 48649, by Radical Vision
So as i found that the temperatures on the Voodoo V 5500 chips are dumb high (specially the primary chip closest to the VGA port is really burning fingers....) and i never like to use hardware that cook itself slowly over the years (sure these cards working fine like that, but still they may die at some point from overheating..), so i plan to freeze the card in freezer and then to pop off the garbage joke of a heatsinks and replace them with at least 5 times bigger heatsinks and fans, or maybe even Zalman coolers. Thing is i think there is a chance when the card is frozen solder joint/s to crack as well, so that is the problem for me. But i think if i press hard plastic card on the voodoo card that touches the Napalm chip there wont be a problem with broken solder joints.. As the card is so expensive and rare these days i dont want to fuck it up, but also using it with these joke of a heatsinks is also not acceptable to me... The video shows it, but these solder BGA joints bother me...
The revision of the card is A 2300.
Not sure if there is termal limit to these chips, if the limit is 100c then is whatever but still.
So any suggestions, tips, thoughts and whatever....
Mah systems retro, old, newer (Radical stuff)
W3680 4.5/ GA-x58 UD7/ R9 280x
K7 2.6/ NF7-S/ HD3850
IBM x2 P3 933/ GA-6VXD7/ Voodoo V 5.5K
Cmq P2 450/ GA-BX2000/ V2 SLI
Cmq DeskPRO 486/33
IBM PS/2 Model 56
SPS IntelleXT 8088