Graphics Card Cooler

May 14, 2011 2:28am CST
I have a Zebronics 8600GT 512mb DDR 3 GPU(Graphics Card). It seems that the stock cooler fan is dying day by day. So I want to replace my stock cooler by any available cooler in the market. Zalman VF770 seems to be a good cooler for 8600GT. Remember as the card is obsolete so finding a cooler is hard. But I am not sure whether the Zalman VF770's power socket will match with my Zebronics 8600GT's power socket(It seems that the power socket is not a conventional one). So do you guys got any idea whether I can use the mentioned cooler to replace my stock cooler? I am totally confused out here. I got the money but if the socket doesn't matches it will totally be a bad investment, which no body wants.
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@matersfish (6311)
• United States
14 May 11
Yeah. An 8600gt is a fairly obsolete card. However, it's still a good card. This newest generation of graphics cards will also be obsolete in 5 years. It's just how it works. Check on Amazon, eBay, Newegg, etc, for a used/refurbished card exactly like you have. That will probably be a far sight cheaper than buying a matching fan. Then you can use the fan off the card (assuming the fan works of course). I'm amazed that the price on the XFX hasn't fallen yet! It's still nearly $200 in some locations for a new one! WOW! For its time, it was an okay card. But it's outdated now. My GTS450 blows an 8600 out of the water (for instance: 192 processing cores instead of only 32) and it only cost $100. I wouldn't risk putting a new cooler on there unless it's the exact same card or it is meant to go on there. Maybe you should upgrade to a better card. You can get a better card for a great price.