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What to buy GTX 480 or GTX 480 SC

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September 29, 2010 2:30:14 PM

i going to buy two GTX 480 and i hear that this babes run very hot. is GTX 480 run much hotter than regular GTX 480? here is my case http://www.pcmarketusa.com/product_view.aspx?product_ID...

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a b Î Nvidia
September 29, 2010 2:34:02 PM

Do you mean 'Does the GTX480 SC run hotter than the standard GTX480'? If so, then expect a few degree's hotter under load.

What motherboard do you have?
September 29, 2010 2:53:13 PM

Rustyy117 said:
Do you mean 'Does the GTX480 SC run hotter than the standard GTX480'? If so, then expect a few degree's hotter under load.

What motherboard do you have?



my parts: CORSAIR DOMINATOR-GT 6GB DDR3 1600, Intel Core i7-930 4.0 GHz, LGA 1366 Intel X58 ATX Intel Motherboard
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September 29, 2010 2:58:52 PM

EVGA E758-A1 3-Way SLI (x16/x16/x8) LGA 1366 Intel X58 ATX Intel Motherboard
a b Î Nvidia
September 29, 2010 3:01:32 PM

Oh right its an evga board not an intel board...

Anyway just use the 1st and 3rd PCI-E lanes... Don't worry about the 8x bandwidth, its plenty.
September 29, 2010 3:02:50 PM

thanx man.
a c 332 Î Nvidia
September 29, 2010 8:33:31 PM

The overclock on the EVGA Superclock is relatively small at 726mhz vs. 700mhz on stock. That much of an increase does not cause any additional heat or result in higher fan speeds. That particular card also implements a customized backplate that is supposed to improve cooling and airflow. Additionally, the cooler exhausts heat outside the case, so it shouldn't cause any problems overall for your other system components.

In my testing on an Asus GTX480, the temps and fan speed only really start to increase when pushed above the 760mhz level, but then only by 1c or 2c with the fan up to ~78%. However, with these cards, let alone two in SLI, there really is just no need to overclock at all, and particularly not to the point where noise and heat become a concern. I keep mine steady at 726mhz and Auto fan, just for fun.
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