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Coolink GFXChilla VGA Cooler - Cooling The Radeon HD 4850

Postby Apoptosis » Sat Jul 05, 2008 8:35 am

Coolink GFXChilla VGA Cooler - Cooling The Radeon HD 4850

A couple weeks ago when the ATI Radeon HD 4850 graphics card came out the card proved itself to be a price versus performance winner, but we couldn't ignore the high temperatures that it ran at. Our temperature testing showed that the Radeon HD 4850 ran at 85C at load, which was within specifications, but is too hot for us to ignore. We install a Coolink GFXChilla on a Radeon HD 4850 with the hopes of reducing temperatures and you'll be shocked to see the results!

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The test results show that the Coolink GPUChilla dropped the idle temperatures by 49% and the load temperatures by an impressive 45%! Our only complaint on the Radeon HD 4850 was how hot the card ran and the Coolink GPUChilla took cooling to the next level. The 49% reduction at idle put the Radeon HD 4850 at 33C, which is better than we expected. The factory heat sink works, but it obviously leaves room for improvement...


Article Title: Coolink GFXChilla VGA Cooler - Cooling The Radeon HD 4850
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Re: Coolink GFXChilla VGA Cooler - Cooling The Radeon HD 4850

Postby camaroguy1998 » Sat Jul 05, 2008 11:09 am

This cooler sounds like a winner!
Bummer they cant be found in the US(Yet)
I'd like to try one on my 8800GTX!
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Re: Coolink GFXChilla VGA Cooler - Cooling The Radeon HD 4850

Postby DMB2000uk » Sat Jul 05, 2008 2:00 pm

squngy wrote:hmm, the design seem familiar...

It's been proven to work well, so why waste time and effort completely rethinking it (kind of like why redesign the wheel)

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Re: Coolink GFXChilla VGA Cooler - Cooling The Radeon HD 4850

Postby dj245 » Mon Jul 07, 2008 7:33 am

I really take issue with the use of %reduced in your commentary when talking about temperature reductions. Theres a long thermodynamics explanation, but put simply, 0 on the Celcius scale is relatively arbitrary. If you calculate your %reduced in Fahrenheit the numbers are different! You should not talk about % reduced with temeratures.
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Re: Coolink GFXChilla VGA Cooler - Cooling The Radeon HD 4850

Postby DX » Mon Jul 07, 2008 7:43 am

A nice addition to add for anyone getting that card.
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Re: Coolink GFXChilla VGA Cooler - Cooling The Radeon HD 4850

Postby gwolfman » Mon Jul 07, 2008 8:58 am

Thanks for the review, I was worried about the card's heat. But now knowing it can be controller I think I'll get one. Thanks again.
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Re: Coolink GFXChilla VGA Cooler - Cooling The Radeon HD 4850

Postby skier » Mon Jul 07, 2008 9:39 am

whats wrong with 85C at load, my x850XT runs at steady 90C when gaming, and only when it breaks 90 is when the fan goes above 5%
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Re: Coolink GFXChilla VGA Cooler - Cooling The Radeon HD 4850

Postby DX » Mon Jul 07, 2008 12:21 pm

I guess its the whole the higher the temp the shorter the life motto. To me 80+c is just too high I would have to do something to get the temp down.
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Re: Coolink GFXChilla VGA Cooler - Cooling The Radeon HD 4850

Postby skier » Mon Jul 07, 2008 2:43 pm

yeah, but its fan is autoset to keep it at 90 so i'm not too worried, it runs mid 50s during average use though
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