I'm sure you can but at a thermal expense. Probably to the point where it would freeze.
why no aftermarket? Its really easy and doesn't take much skill.
With my 6800 GTO overlocked to 6800 Ultra speeds in my main rig i dropped 40 degress by going from the stock cooler to an aftermarket cooler at full load.
on my 6600GT in my htpc case can now safely run under 50 degrees under all conditions at pretty aggresive speeds. 500/1100 i think i don't know off hand. It also dropped the system temp of my case a little under 5 degrees
ALL THIS and they are both silent.
In my HTPC case i have heatpipes on the northbridge, a 92mm panaflo @7v on my cpu a 80mm panflo @ 7v on my case, and my NV silencer its super cool and super quiet
I use the Zalman fanmate with 3 pins with no problems at all. The stock fan has 2 pins and the fanmate has 3 but it will fit with no problems. It will fit on 2 different ways, one way it works and the other way the fan doesnt work, but the pins will line up so you can plug them together. I have the fanmate 1 turned down almost all the way down and have no heat issues at all. The heat sink barely gets warm to the touch on my PNY 6600GT.
I have the BFG 6600gt OC and it is very quiet. I bought it based on many user reviews commending it's quietness compared to other 6600gt cards that they tried, and agree it is very quiet and is barely noticable with my ear right next to it.
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