Just letting my friends (actually depends on if you like me) at Vistax64.com know about the home made cooler i made for my graphics card.
EDIT: pictures below.
Materials used: (will differ to other cards)
1X AMD Athlon II Cooler (Aluminium Heatsink, took off fan.)
2X 1/8" 4-40 threaded rods
4X M6 Nuts
4X M4 Washers (small base)
4X M4 (large base)
1X a saw that can cut through metal
Reasons why I am doing this: My HD 6450 1GB was overclocked higher than previously maxed with MSI afterburner and MAX temps in games were 64-72c
The stock Gigabyte cooler w/ fan is small.
Hopefully the NEW home made cooler will do better.
Results are pleasing:
I used MSI Kombustor and a 30min stress test to record temps
PC idle: 52c
PC idle: 49c (in picture)
MSI Kombustor: 72c @ 851/1010
HOME MADE HEATSINK
MSI Kombustor: 57c @ 851/1010 (see picture below)