|Supercooled Elsa Erazor X²|
This fan is a joke - actually the chip was so hot we could almost not touch it after running intensive bencmarking programs..... so we removed it.
This "glue" ( I belive it's epoxy based glue) will never be able to transfer heat in a decent manner.
Close up off the Nvidia Geforce chips.
Tapping the existing holes ( 3mm threads ) to fasten a Alpha Socket7/370 - notice the that we have removed the "glue" from the chip - ready for sanding and polishing (go here to see how to do this) We also had to drill apropriate holes in the Alpha Socket7/370 heatsink.
This is a decent cooler Alpha PFH6035MFC (27cfm) Socket7/370 - after installing this and using metaloxide heattrasfer paste the GeForce chip is only lukewarm compared to before ....but you loose three pci slots using a 60mm YsTech fan.
If you need one more pci slot you can replace the YsTech fan with a Delta 16.25CFM fan which is only 15mm high compared to the YsTech's 25mm.
We downloaded Nvidias Detonator3.68 reference drivers - and entered the CoolBits value in the registry to acess the overclock possibility ( download the registry value here excecute it and you will get this possibility if you are using the reference drivers). We maxed out Core Clock Frequency stable ....
Elsa Erazor X² is a performance beast and produced the highest benchmarks we ever have seen ( Wintune98 ) :
Video(2D) 161,1731 MPixels/s
Testbed : Freeway FW-K7M / Athlon550 / 128MB 133MHz Sdram / QuantumAtlas IV UW SCSI 9,1GB / Adaptec2940UW SCSI
We also tested Elsa Erazor X² in our Celeron366~660Mhz system (AbitBE6) equipped with OcShoots cooler : 660MHz means a PCI speed at 40MHz and a AGP bus-speed of 80MHz / 160MHz transfer rate at 2x as the picture shows --- the Elsa Erazor X² was 100% stable !
Update: We snooped around in the registry to find the Core Clock Frequency so we could get the possibility to adjust it higher - we found it ! Our Core Clock Frequency slider starts at 150MHz and goes all the way up to 210MHz ! I have to admit it was a little "over the top" so we made a new value ranging from 120MHz to 170MHz - download it here !
We also tried too cool down the memorymodules by help of small heatsinks - which we found out didn't help at all - here !