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Mercury

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Radeon 8500 Coolage....
« on: October 03, 2001, 08:21:00 PM »

What would you recommend I use to cool my Radeon 8500 card with?  Any particular brand of HS and Fan you recommend?  Thanks
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« Reply #1 on: October 04, 2001, 05:45:00 AM »

I did not realize the 8500 was out yet. 5 days ago I could only find the 7500.

As for cooling don't do a cpu hsf, they are just too big/heacy. Add a slot color or something right beside the card. Less space, plus the card should already have pretty good cooling unless you oc it.
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« Reply #2 on: November 18, 2001, 03:19:00 PM »

the 8500 comes with a fan already on the heatsink
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« Reply #3 on: November 24, 2001, 12:50:00 AM »

try putting on a blue orb or the new crystal orb with some copper memory heatsinks
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« Reply #4 on: November 24, 2001, 02:44:00 AM »

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On 2001-11-24 00:50, Spexor wrote:
try putting on a blue orb or the new crystal orb with some copper memory heatsinks



Be sure to buy some Arctic Silver Epoxy also, the grease just won't hold because the Radeons don't have any mounting holes.
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« Reply #5 on: November 24, 2001, 08:33:00 AM »

I thought the Radeons don't emit too much heat?
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« Reply #6 on: November 24, 2001, 10:11:00 PM »

what does that matter? so what if they don't give off much heat, active cool it anyway...that's my idea.. i just a blue orb on a Rage128 chip that had a factory hs that was like the size of the chip and a quarter inch tall..couldn't have cooled much, but i put the blue orb on anyway..does it help? i don't know, but it looks cool.
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« Reply #7 on: November 24, 2001, 10:43:00 PM »

yea...but have u ever heard a dirty blue orb? adding fans may look nice, but once they get a bit old and dirty, they get hot and loud. Especially the blue orb, you should see the one i have on my GF2MX. Its nasty and loud and it doesn't even cool anything anymore...so my advice, cool only what you need. it'll save you time and money.
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