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Whats a good way to cool my HD5770? On my old graphics card i just strapped a fan on it blowing on the heatsync, but this one has the plastic thing on it. Does the plastic cover thing do anything?
    
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you might be able to find an aftermarket cooler for it. Check out here

http://www.overclock.net/ati-cooling...ml#post7722410
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That design is suppose to exhaust it better, but yea It's prob better to just have it open and fans on it.

My side intake fan blows right on the copper wires on my 5770, but I see your's doesnt have anything on it's exterior at all.

Looked into aftermarket 5770 Coolers? People claim to have a Setsugen 2 on that exact Video Card. Chez's posts
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I don't want to get an aftermarket cooler, it just needs to be a little cooler beacuse it gets pretty noisy when the temps go up.

Looking at the picture in that post... is the heatsync attached to the plastic shroud or is it removable?
    
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Idle and Load temps?

For reference, At manual fan speed of 68% I idle around 35c and get 50c-60c under load at 920mhz cpu clock and 1300 memory clock.
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The coolers on those cards aren't the best for noise/performance ratio. My cooler pulls about 65c with only 40% fan, but I have an IceQ 5+ cooler.
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idling right now at 43c 930mhz clock 1270mhz memory
Not sure exactly about load temps but ive seen it up to 70 before.
    
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