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First post, by bytesaber

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Is there any modern advise for how to replace coolers for old cards, such as Geforce2? I have a Geforce2 TI AGP, that is very flat with it's cooler, and does not touch the PCI slot directly next below it.

Two "problems". The fan is a bit unusual, sunken into the flat heatsink, and is rattling. The other problem, is that it's even noisier blowing against the neighboring PCI card, directly almost against it. ASUS CUBX-E.

I am not certain if it's good to have a neighboring PCI card right up against it, but I would like to for having more cards in the system. I can get over that if I must and remove a card. Either way, it's very noisy but cooling does work. I am wondering if I could look into an alternative, if such an idea exists.

I do have some replacement coolers on hand, from around 15 years ago. But they would make the card thicker and encroach on the PCI slot below the AGP slot. I could decide to do this, but wanted to ask for any ideas.

Thank you
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Reply 1 of 4, by Pino

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You can find vga cooler of pretty much any size you can image on ebay, just measure the distance between pins and do a quick search.

A Geforce 2 shouldn't need anything fancy, anything modern and a fresh thermal paste will be good as new.

Reply 2 of 4, by The Serpent Rider

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ZALMAN VF700 "flower" cooler knock-offs should suffice, if you're willing to sacrifice the second slot beside AGP.

I must be some kind of standard: the anonymous gangbanger of the 21st century.

Reply 3 of 4, by bytesaber

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Thank you for the Zalman suggestion. I will check that too.

Here is my card, and what appears to be the same coolers found on ebay. I'll start here.

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https://www.ebay.com/itm/402590410780

Reply 4 of 4, by The Serpent Rider

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Keep in mind that they aren't really good for cooling and most likely in bad state anyway.

I must be some kind of standard: the anonymous gangbanger of the 21st century.