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Add heatsinks and a fan to the ATI Radeon 9800 Pro

New heatsinks and fan

Webshots member Bridgeboy69 wanted an ATI Radeon 9800 Pro to perform more like the higher-priced ATI Radeon 9800 XT. To this end, he added a larger heatsink, new memory heatsinks, and a cooling fan to his Radeon 9800 Pro.

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6 comments
georgeou
georgeou

Zalman makes a very silent GPU fan for that type of video card for about $30. It also won't take up 2 additional slots because it's much thinner.

jackie40d
jackie40d

4 slots ? Geez I got 4 tons of junk inside my computer added a extra 4 port USB 2 card ( ran out of USB port spots ) plus 8 channel sound card and PCI PMCIA slot card plus a AGP video card already has 256 megs DDR I don't have room for this kinda fancy fan plus I forgot what other cards are in there and the back of my computer would make a spider excited the web of wires there are somthing else !

cramthat
cramthat

But in 2006? Dump the 9800 and move up to a PCIe MoBo and video card

Paul R.A.
Paul R.A.

- what are your numbers - did you get your framerates

sstrang
sstrang

You lose two PCI slots to acommodate the fan and heatsink. Do you really gain higher frame rates? I have the same card in a HTPC and have had no trouble with it. It's running 24/7 and does a great job... with the stock setup. I couldn't afford the loss of PCI real estate in my mobo layout. But cooler... is definitely... kewler.

breadtrk
breadtrk

I like the red buffer pad filter. Buffer pad, cleaning pad, whatever, really cool idea that makes me go WTH didn't I think of that?