Solved Arctic Accelero Xtreme III on 2 GTX 580's SC overheating Tags: Cooling Graphics Last response: November 22, 2013 7:30 PM in Graphics & Displays Share puya136 November 21, 2013 1:04:44 PM First post. I got 2 EVGA GTX580 SuperClocked running in SLI for which I got 2 Accelero Xtreme III coolers. Ambient temp is 20-21C. Using EVGA's precision tool to turn the fan speed of the card on top to 100%, I still get >95C in some games. The bottom card never reaches 75C which is OK. The very reason I got these coolers is to have temp lower than 90-95. I disconnected the fan cables from the cards themselves and connected them straight to the 850W power supply with the help of 4-pin Fan power adapter supplied with the coolers. Now, both cards idle around 35-45C, but when I launch a game, the top one spikes to 90+ in a matter of seconds. My question is: How can I control these fans without a hardware fan controller ? The pins from the coolers do not fit any fan slot on the motherboard. Here's a picture of the power adapter: http://i627.photobucket.com/albums/tt359/puya_ro/connec... Note that I have 2 of these connectors. One for each cooler. More about : arctic accelero xtreme iii gtx 580 overheating Best solution vmem November 21, 2013 1:07:49 PM I would remove the cooler and reapply thermal-paste. it seems like you're not achieving efficient thermal transfer to the cooler Share puya136 November 22, 2013 4:38:09 PM Thanks for the reply. I took out the cards and noticed that the cooler was not firmly tightened on the card. After tightening it, the card on top never reaches 80C. m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer vmem November 22, 2013 7:30:49 PM Great, that sounds much more reasonable m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources Is Arctic Cooling - Accelero Xtreme 9800 GTX Graphic Cooler compatible with sapphire ati radeon hd 4870 x2? Forum Arctic Cooling Accelero Xtreme GTX Pro + Gainward GTX 285 2gig ? Forum SolvedWill arctic accelero xtreme iii fit Forum SolvedInstalling an Arctic Accelero Xtreme III on R9 290 Forum Arctic Accelero Xtreme III vs IV vs MK-26 Forum SolvedHELP, Arctic Accelero Xtreme III Forum Pc not turning on after installing arctic accelero xtreme III, HELP! Forum Arctic Cooling Accelero Xtreme III on a HD7950 Forum What extra heatsinks for putting arctic accelero xtreme III on 290? Forum Do you think I would need a ARCTIC Accelero Xtreme III VGA Cooler for my R9 290X and the computer im making? Forum Arctic accelero xtreme iii fan controll? Forum SolvedArctic Cooling Accelero XTREME 4870X2 VGA Cooler Forum Arctic Accelero Xtreme PLUS II VGA cooler for GTX580 Forum Twin Frozr II or Arctic cooling Accelero xtreme plus? with GTX580 Forum Looking for Arctic Cooling Accelero XTREME 4870X2 Forum Arctic Accelero III vs Gelid REV.2 Icy Vision? Forum 4870x2 with arctic cooling accelero xtreme, freezing on games Forum Cooling dual HD4870X2 with Arctic Cooling Accelero Xtreme - helpless Forum Arctic Cooling Accelero XTREME 4870X2 VGA Cooler Forum arctic Cooling Accelero Twin Turbo II + EVGA GTX 670 SC 4GB Forum More resources Read discussions in other Graphics & Displays categories Ati GPUs Graphics Cards Gtx HD Monitors SLI Crossfire Tuner Cards Radeon Video Diamond Multimedia Matrox Nvidia Palit PowerColor Asus Games !