De mafkezen van PC Monkey vonden het nodig om een waterkoeling installatie op hun oude vertrouwde Voodoo3 3000 videokaart te planten. Het installeren was vrij eenvoudig te doen, jammer alleen dat er geen spectaculaire resultaten werden behaald. De core wist van 166MHz stabiel op 190MHz te draaien:
To cool down the Voodoo chip located on the card we're going to use a coldplate configuration. Essentially, instead of a standard heatsink there will now be a water-cooled piece of metal that rests against the chip cooling it down. For this we'll need to be inventive. All of the things used in this design can be bought at Wal-Mart. In fact, two of them were…
I started off with an oldschool water cooling tool that I used in my first water cooling experiment, plumbing supplies! The black topoff pictured here has been used by tons of fellow water coolers across the web because it works. If you look at that black cube on the top it just screams, "I'm the same size as a computer chip!" Grab a hacksaw and lop it off, this will give us that back plate for our cooler. The front will consist of a piece of sheet metal.
After the cooler was attached to the card, it was time for some overclocking. The results unfortunately were not as high as I had hoped. I was able to raise the clock speed up to 190MHz from the default of 166MHz. Anything more than this resulted in lockups or bad artifacting on the screen. I was hoping for a lot more but I suspect that the memory and not the chip itself limited the card's overclocking.