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GTX480 - couple questions

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December 2, 2011 4:48:30 PM

Friend of mine hooked me up with a GTX 480 for cheap. So far everything has been fantastic with the card. But I have a few questions. ( Those that might own one )

First off temps.. holy smokes. Playing BF3 this thing is @ 91C. I understand its a hot card but is it supposed to be THIS HOT?

Because of this, Im avoiding any sort of OC to the card. Its running at stock 700Mhz. Could I OC the card? or is it better off leaving it alone due to the already high heat?

As is, I pull 5710 in 3DMark11 (P)mode. I assume this is where I should be?

Thanks for any input.

a b U Graphics card
December 2, 2011 5:34:55 PM

The GTX 480's do run hot, it will start down clocking at about 100C. I have 2 and purchased the aftermarket coolers. That dropped the heat produced by 30C. Now you can't even hear them running in SLI at 100% load.

If you want, check out Arctic Cooling for the GTX 480. I swear by them and their products just work and are near silent.
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a c 147 U Graphics card
December 2, 2011 5:39:48 PM

did you leave the fan on auto or manually set the speed?
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December 2, 2011 6:06:12 PM

Auto - it gets to 71% speed at 91C and it sounds like a hairdryer blowing out of the back of my case.. so I dont really want to auto set it any higher LMAO!

Im def going to look into those aftermarker coolers... the fit the ASUS GTX480 using the ref. PCB board?
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December 2, 2011 6:10:51 PM

ahnilated said:
The GTX 480's do run hot, it will start down clocking at about 100C. I have 2 and purchased the aftermarket coolers. That dropped the heat produced by 30C. Now you can't even hear them running in SLI at 100% load.

If you want, check out Arctic Cooling for the GTX 480. I swear by them and their products just work and are near silent.


Didnt realize the coolers were 80 - 100 bucks each.. I think Im allset with that!! :o 
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December 2, 2011 6:10:59 PM

if you manually set the fan speed it might not even reaching 80c under full load. but the reference cooler on GTX480 really is loud when you ramp up the speed. regarding the after market cooler it should fit as long as the cooler have GTX480 on compatibility list.
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December 2, 2011 10:33:43 PM

Triton05 said:
Didnt realize the coolers were 80 - 100 bucks each.. I think Im allset with that!! :o 


http://www.frozencpu.com/products/12188/vid-158/Arctic_...

They have them there for $65.95 plus you would need the VR004 heat sinks for $12.95. This would more then cool the card and make it near silent. Just trying to help.
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December 5, 2011 12:15:49 PM

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December 5, 2011 12:16:14 PM

Thanks Ahnilated for giving me this link. I checked it out. It might be something Im interested in :) 
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