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ATI Radeon 9200SE coolermod

Author: Jiikax
Used time: Couple hours?
Cost: 0e
Categories: Cooling

I saw Yoshi's cooler mod and thould that maybe I could do that mod to my ATI 9200 SE. I had old AMD Stock cooler in drawer and I took 9200's own cooler off and it was almost perfect for it. I only had cut off ~1cm off from from its side with dremel.

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9200 SE before.

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Size comparison. Old cooler looks big here, but really it isnt :(

Old heatsink didn't touch memories, so I cut old heatsink in pieces and made own heatsink for memories, even memories arent hot at all.

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9200 SE now. Heatsinks are attached very careful with cable ties which glow in uv-light ;) Sry about pic, I realized just now when I write this, that this is only pic of new cooler and gpu is already attached to the pc :(

And sorry guys, I dont have any before orĀ  after temperatures, cause that pc which has this, is kinda weird and I cant see temps even from the processor. But before this mod, I couldn't use resolution 1920x1200 cause it blinked so much (display said no signal every second second), but now I can use that resolution without blinkin and I feel with my fingers that heatsink is MUCH colder than before, so this was good mod =) And unfortunately we don't see any overclocking here, cause this computer is only in desktop use :)


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27.08.2009 17:28 JiikaxInfact, I dont know its manufacter :D Just bought it from friend with 10 euros :)
27.08.2009 14:20 arttu666I had this card. Is this Asus too? I couldn't play anything with it. It kept crashing vith the "vpu recovered" mesasge. installed AfterMarket cooling and it ran over 100% oc without sight of crashing :D Those coolings were seriously undersized. @benah ur 9600xt sapphire? i've changed aftermarketcooling to 1 sapphire 9600xt cuz of broken bearing of the card
21.08.2009 19:29 BenaHOk, I'll think about the idea of foing a cooler of my own. I'm at the garage testing ubunty on this old computer and it has been on for about 15 minutes and my fingers burned a little when I touched it.
20.08.2009 17:58 JiikaxThermal paste of course :)
20.08.2009 17:23 BenaHWell, I have a Athlon 64 3200+, 1gt DDR and 9600 XT and it's fan is jammed, so it gets really, really hot. And the cooler isn't much bigger than a 2 euro coin in diameter and 1-1.5 cm thick. I have thought that I make a passive cooler from aluminium, because almost any cooler is better than the stock one. EDIT: Did you use thermal paste or just sticked that on?