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Mega 9-way VGA Cooler Roundup - APACK ZEROtherm Hurricane HC92 Cu 8800

Getting tired of hearing your graphics card prepare to go into orbit? We've got nine aftermarket coolers for comparison.

| Video Card Colers in Cases, Cooling & PSU | Posted: Apr 2, 2008 4:00 am

APACK ZEROtherm Hurricane HC92 Cu 8800

 

ZEROtherm is the latest company to enter the high performance VGA cooling market and their Hurricane HC92 has been very popular with overclocking enthusiasts. ZEROtherm not only provided an external fan speed controller for the HC92 but it also has three performance modes right out of the box; Standard, Overclocking and Passive. The secret sits with the fan and fan shroud, remove them all for passive cooling (for cards rated under 50 watts), remove just the shroud and you have entered "Overclocking" mode or use it right out of the box with both installed for "Standard" mode.

 

Specifications

 

 

Features

 

• World First 3 in 1 VGA Cooler

 

• Fanless Passive Mode

 

• Aero-Dynamic Version

 

• Overclocking Version

 

• 4-pcs 99.99% pure copper heatpipes

 

• 92mm fan

 

• Silent Innovation

 

• Manual Fan Speed Controller

 

• RAMDAC chipset, Memory and FETs Heatsinks

 

• Optimized for NVIDIA GeForce 8800 Series

 

Compatibility

 

NVIDIA GeForce 7600 Series

 

NVIDIA GeForce 7800 Series

 

NVIDIA GeForce 7900 Series

 

NVIDIA GeForce 8500 Series

 

NVIDIA GeForce 8600 Series

 

NVIDIA GeForce 8800 Series

 

ATI Radeon X1600 Series

 

ATI Radeon X1800 Series

 

ATI Radeon X1900 Series

 

ATI Radeon HD 2600 Series

 

Product Images

 

 

The HC92 Cu has a large window that allows you to see the entire cooler and has several of the features listed.

 

 

All of the technical specs are listed on the back as well as the fan speed range that can be achieved.

 

 

We will be testing the Hurricane as pictured in its standard mode with the fan and shroud installed.

 

 

The cooler uses four copper heatpipes and all of the primary components are made of copper as well.

 

 

The cooler has an odd profile when compared to the other coolers in this round up, but diversity is good. When mounted on a graphics card the cooler looks good, and if you have a side window passer bys will stop to take a second look.

 

 

The shroud has several holes that will reduce pressure on the inside, making the cooler a little quieter.

 

 

The accessory package is well thought out with the Hurricane. ZEROtherm was the only company that supplied a RAMDAC cooler that was not held on by double sided tape.

 

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