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Any danger running AXP passive @ idle?

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Hi as explained in:
http://www.overclock.net/nvidia-cool...ng-cooler.html
And as asked for advice in:
http://www.overclock.net/nvidia/1020...-turn-off.html
Yesterday.
I have just gotten in my sparkle x580 calibre with the AXP cooler.
Modded the bios to 0% fan minimum and 85% max.
under 6% the fans turn off.
Setup profile in afterburner. With my 3 180mm 500rpm fans running over the cooler it idles around 50-60c and load goes up to 15% fan speed never breaking 65c even under furmark.

So my question is since the cooler is essentially passive @ 50-60c is there any danger running it this temperature idle? Will the vrm and memory and such be adequately cooled?
I know most will say it's ridiculous me running my computer so silent but that is my tolerance level, that is what I like.
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post #2 of 6
I believe that everything will still be properly cooled since the card downclocks automatically at idle, which reduces strain on the VRM and memory.
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post #3 of 6
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One possible problem is that I don't think the memory has any heatsinks on this card. Will they run pretty hot @ idle? And yeah it downclocks but I have to remove my second monitor for that to happen. Might have to create 2 profiles in afterburner.
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post #4 of 6
Set up a custom fan profile in Afterburner and run the fans at 10% for idle temps.

Since you have a tri-fan cooler it should still be sufficient cooling, but I would be wary... The core might be cold but those other components might be pretty toasty. I would personally run at 15% fan speed even at idle... You did say you like the quietness though. Anyway a working component > a quiet one that dies.
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post #5 of 6
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Just put a scythe slipstream @ 500rpm right near it. I think this solution will be just as good as it's inaudible but seems to drop idle temps 10c and will provide enough cooling for mem and vrm components.
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post #6 of 6
That sounds great! I'm glad you found a solution.
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