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    Siluro + Tweakmonster + Crystal Orb =

    I didn't take a lot of pics, mainly because I'm not a patient archivist and frankly, I'm not great at taking them. Anyway, since I plan to upgrade to NV30 later this year (or the 9700 if NV30 is delayed), I picked up an ABIT Siluro Ti4200 64 MB.

    This particular Siluro has 4ns Hynix RAM and the A3 GeForce4 core revision. I also picked up some of the Tweakmonster RAMsinks and a Crystal Orb. Since the Orb's mounting holes weren't working with the Siluro, I used Arctic Silver adhesive mixed with a little extra dab of Arctic Silver 3 to bond the sinks and the Orb to the card. Permanent, but definitely worth it in the end!

    My best 100% stable overclocking results:

    Stock:
    290 Core / 580 Memory

    Crystal Orb/RAMsinks:
    325 Core / 625 Memory

    I was able to run it all the way up to 330/652 before I had discernible artifacts, so I slowly backed down until I hit what I believe is the "sweet spot." But the overclock I got with it is pretty awesome I think. Next week I'm going to overclock the entire system and do some more benching with it.

    For reference, the system I'm using is:
    2.26A stock (with Alpha PAL8942 & Thermaltake fan)
    ABIT BD7II-RAID mobo
    512 MB Corsair PC3200
    80 GB WD SE
    120 GB WD SE
    Hercules Fortissimo II
    (4) 80mm PC Power & Cooling Silencer fans
    Antec True550
    Samsung 181T
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    Looks good. Just to let you know, I used Artic Silver to hold my ram sinks on. I had to pull one off and it came off easier than I thought it would. It's kind of "semi-permanant".
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    You mean just plain-ol' Arctic Silver? No adhesive or anything?

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    WoW, that card looks sweet! And i must say you've oced that baby to a nice "sweet" spot with those settings. Btw, if you're not goin to do anything with that stock fan, lemme know I have a project that stock siluro fan will be perfect for

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    Not bad, considering that the Ti4200s are so cheap right now, i think you should of gotten the 128mb version tho, doesn't cost much more than the 64mb in the states.

    Personally, i would just taken an Intel Retail HS or somethin of similar size, 'n epoxied that on the GPU instead, then attach an 80mm fan over the HS and over the ramsinks as well. Thats what I did to my R8500
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    tweakmonster ramsinks cost soo much money

    Im planning to go to a home-depo, buy some copper pipes, cut them and mount them on my GF3. I hear you can get more performance out of them, with half the price of buying ramsinks.

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    Well, since I'm hardly industrious, I have no problem forking over $25 for a set of 8. The more frugal among us, however...


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    thats cheap

    I thought they were like $40 for 8 , hmmmmmm

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    What I did was get the "Crystal Monster Video Cooling Kit" at Sidewinder Computers, with the $3.00 upgrade to the Arctic Silver Adhesive. It's a GREAT deal in my opinion.

    http://www.sidewindercomputers.com/crysmonvidco.html

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