|Mac Nvidia 7800GT with NV Silencer 5 Cooler|
Posted: Nov. 14th, 2006
Arctic Cooling NVSilencer on OEM Mac 7800GT card
I just wanted to report a successful install of an Arctic
Cooling NVSilencer 5 (rev 3) on a PowerMac G5 Quad with a 7800GT.
The stock fan sounds like a small tornado, but the AC Silencer is
dead quiet and my GPU runs 10¼C cooler at idle and 15¼C cooler under
full load (during Quake 4 testing, Ultra High, 1680x1050, 4xAA)
according to Hardware Monitor.
It's a bit of a tight squeeze (the nuts that mount the heat sink hit
the plate below the PCI-E slots) and it takes up and extra PCI-E
slot, but it does push the heat out the of the back of the case.
Now to see about some over clocking :-)
I've attached some pictures of the install:
Stock Heatsink Removed
NV5 Silencer Installed
Card Installed in G5 Tower
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I welcome other Mac 7800 owner comments on cooling/fan mods, performance, etc. - please include your system/OS version and details on apps/games, etc. you used in reports. Thanks.
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