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Good VGA cooler for ATI Radeon 4850 X2 2GB?

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I just purchased an ATI Radeon 4850 X2 2GB video card for my gaming rig and I want to upgrade the stock cooler to something more efficient. I understand some people have installed two Zalman V900's on this video card, but I've read it doesn't cool too well during high load. I can't justify paying almost $100 for two coolers if it doesn't cool down the card significantly when compared to the stock cooler. Any suggestions?
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by:Frosty555
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Keep in mind that since you have two of them, you will need to ensure that there is enough room between the two cards to install the cooler. I suggest you don't buy this online, but in person so you can measure accordingly and make sure it fits.

This cooler got pretty high ratings:

http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=3424768&CatId=4027
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/searchtools/item-Details.asp?EdpNo=3424768&sku=T925-2281&srkey=CL-G0102

And a reviewer on the canadian site specifically says it works with the 4850 and recommends it. Dropped his load temps from 80-90 down to 50.


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by:yosh10
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I'm not sure of those coolers will work since the 4850 X2 is a dual GPU card. I apologize for the misunderstanding, but I didn't mean 2 individual 4850s in Crossfire. The X2 model is the one that has two graphics chips on one card. As far as I know, Sapphire is the only company that makes this card.
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Looking at that setup, my video card would end up taking almost 4 slots. I suppose that's the price to pay for buying a power hungry video card. Well thank you everyone for your input. Let me see if I can buy the coolers for my card without going over $100.
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