PowerMac MDD 9800PRO Cooling options

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by marco007, Feb 1, 2009.

  1. marco007 macrumors member

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    #1
    i have 9800 pro 128mb with original cooler.
    and its HOT.
    so whats my options?
    zalman VF700/VGA Silencer doesn't fit :confused:
     
  2. TrapOx macrumors 6502

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    Is the card having display errors? If not then don't worry about how "hot" it feels.
     
  3. OrangeSVTguy macrumors 601

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    Yeah Apple really messed up their design when they flipped the logic board around. I don't think there is much you can do(as much as VGA coolers and such) since there's not enough room between the graphics card and memory/heatsink.

    You're best bet is to install one or 2 PCI slot exhaust fans to get rid of the heat trapped in the case since the MDDs were so poorly designed.

    I'm not sure if this will fit though.... http://www.svc.com/zm80d-hp-75.html
     
  4. AlexMaximus macrumors 6502

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    flat fan..

    Had the same problem with my MDD. Since a slot cooler only puts the air out behind the card it doesn't do much.

    What you can do: Locate the spot on the perforated wall between CPU and your Video Card / AGP slot. Its the corner there. There you can place an additional fan that sucks out the hot air just above the Ram and the GPU heat sink.
    Its a very tight spot so either you take a small fan (50mm) one or you need some "dremel" work to fit in a 60 mm flat fan in. I used the flat one from Zalman.


    Good luck!
     

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