Zalman VF900-Cu


<script type="text/javascript" src=""></script> Posted 04/12/2006
Author: Nicholas Sarpolis (NickS)
Hardware Acquired: Silicon Valley Compucycle & Newegg,com


Installing this card is fairly easy, and I think uses a much better method than the VF700-Cu.  The VF700-Cu, only makes use of 2/4 mounting holes available on most modern cards, while the VF900-Cu uses all four, better distributing pressure.. which leads to better overall contact and heat transfer.  Heres some pictures of the VF700-Cu, the card, and eventually the VF900-Cu mounted.

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As you can see, the mounting system isn't the best.  The bracket for the VF700-Cu is quite cumbersome during installation.  Let's get to installing the VF900-Cu, shall we?  I've been reading up on these heatsinks a lot, and people say with the VF series, it's best to spread an even coat of Arctic Silver 5.  I did so, with my leet high-school student ID card.  Any credit card type card works.

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Mounted up.  Really nice heatsink in my opinion.  Great contact too.  Make sure you tighten down each knob extremely tight.  The tighter the better, until a certain point.  The springs limit you, to how much you can tighten the heatsink down.  I pretty much flattened the springs.

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Looks good, I must say myself.  Now let's look at the performance.

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Most Recent Comments

12-04-2006, 20:34:18


Today I reviewed the new Zalman VF900-Cu heatsink, and has proven itself to be a great performer.

Questions, comments, constructive critisizm welcome.

Review Here


12-04-2006, 20:58:33

that is a good reveiw bro

reps for you!

might have to get me one of these soon for my 7800gt


12-04-2006, 21:11:27

Thnx, Raging

I'll try to post some 7900GT results in the review when my Dad's VF900-Cu arrives. He ordered one, and it should be here by Friday


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