ZM17-Cu VGA Cooler
by David, 23 April 2002
silent PC is fast becoming very desirable among computer enthusiasts, where the
goal is to tweak your hardware to it's maximum possible performance level, while
keeping the experience as noiseless as possible. I personally like to be able
to hear myself think when using my computer. The whine of high speed fans tend
to spoil my DVD watching experience, as well as when i'm enjoying my collection
of MP3s (legal copies, of course...).
of the ways to increase performance of your computer, is to overclock your graphics
card. This involves overclocking both the core and memory speed of that graphic
card. I still run a Geforce2 MX, and don't have the funds at the moment to upgrade
to a newer graphic card. To help in overclocking the graphics card, the Zalman
ZM17-Cu is one of the many aftermarket VGA coolers available, with the difference
being that it is totally fanless, as per Zalman's product line which is aimed
at noiseless cooling solutions.
product line centers largely on the CNPS acronym, which stands for Computer
Noise Prevention System. This basically means that their
products are aimed at reducing the amount of noise in your system, thus providing
you with the quietest parts available, while also providing the best performance
review is actually very overdue, my apologies to Zalman,
who were very gracious in providing the review sample.
a quick look at the product specifications, ripped straight from the Zalman website.
does not require a fan, thus it does not need to be powered, nor does it create
noise or vibration.
video card can be cooled down to an optimal temperature without generation of
stable operation of the video card is ensured in overclocking environment.
is not responsible for any damage to system and/or the video card caused by overclocking)
- One ZM17-CU
- Two Thermal
Adhesives(Type A, B)
: 125W X 52L X 17H mm
Length : 65mm
of Fins : 14
Thickness : 0.3mm
Material : Pure Copper
Resistance : 2.2deg C/W
on all brands of video cards
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