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GELID ICY VISION Rev 2 won't reduce load temperature.

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July 24, 2013 9:09:55 AM

I have this GELID ICY VISION Rev 2 installed on my GTX 480 and it was a quite war because of the rubbish manual comes with it. however, i found some tutorials on the internet and followed them and installed it like this :



My problem is that when the card is idle, it shows the temperature 51 - 60 C but when loaded with OCCT or a game, temperature rises rapidly (within 4 to 5 seconds) to 98 C. at that point, i always was able to stop the load and minimize the temps again.

my first guess on the fault was that,I have used the thermal paste that comes with the cooler first, but it all got messed up cause i have spread the thermal paste on the GPU and i found it didn't contact with the copper heat sink. So today i bought this copper heat sink compound "balance stars" ( with thermal conductivity 1.829W/m-k, Thermal resistance <0.123, 20% metal oxide compound ) and i put 2 grams of it and resembled the cooler and graphics card again. as seen in the picture, it created a good layer of thermal compound, connecting GPU and cooler. but still I have the same problem! please help!

July 24, 2013 10:18:21 AM

HWmonitor sometimes picks up sensors wrong unless updated. Try a second app to check temps, such as MSI Afterburner. Compare the 2 to confirm the readings you are getting are consistent and correct.

Properly mounted and with good airflow, that cooler should be able to keep your 480 @ ~80c or lower under load, even overclocked.

Manufacturer's Ref:

http://www.gelidsolutions.com/products/index.php?lid=1&...
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July 24, 2013 11:07:35 AM

maddogfargo said:
HWmonitor sometimes picks up sensors wrong unless updated. Try a second app to check temps, such as MSI Afterburner. Compare the 2 to confirm the readings you are getting are consistent and correct.

Properly mounted and with good airflow, that cooler should be able to keep your 480 @ ~80c or lower under load, even overclocked.

Manufacturer's Ref:

http://www.gelidsolutions.com/products/index.php?lid=1&...


I already checked with 4 different applications. same result. :(  my stock works better than this on same airflow condition.
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March 17, 2014 3:35:52 PM

maybe your heatsync is not touching the processor properly that's why the temp rises do fast
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