Date: August 6th, 2006
Article by: Joe Anderson (Hardware Reviewer)
Edited by: Nathan Glentworth (Owner / Head Editor)
Product was submitted by: Gigabyte
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PRODUCT INSTALLATION AND TESTING
For this review I’ll be using the Evga 7800 GT-CO.
The first order of business is to remove the OEM cooling solution and clean the chips with alcohol. With the necessary components at hand, we can begin installation.
The ramsinks are a simple peel-and-stick operation, but you need to pay attention. Some low-profile ‘sinks are included for heatpipe clearance. After applying some AS5 to the GPU, we can install the V-Power.
With the cooler inverted and the card located over the mounting holes, the spring screws can be installed. Tighten them down until they bottom and you’re done, (almost.)
The fan duct can now be installed per the installation guide. This feature allows the V-power to exhaust some (but not all) of the heat generated by the GPU out the rear of the case.
I’m a bit perplexed by the inclusion of this bracket. I didn’t need it during installation and it wouldn’t have fit this particular card if I had needed it. Oh, well.