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oh thanks and what about over clocking it? I've heard people killed 570's by ocing them. is it safe to oc? on stock voltages?
You are going to want to get a handle on the temperatures before you worry about OCing.

The way I have my case set up is as follows:

200mm top exhaust.
120mm fan back exhaust.
120mm side intake.
120mm x2 front intake blowing directly into the GTX 580 (this creates an air tunnel).
120mm intake blowing under the GTX 580 (obstructed by hard disks).
All unused PCI express slots have the metal slides that are ventilated to allow the intake air to blow out.

Using this set up, pretty much all of my video cards run cool on air. The set-up is not noise-free, but isn't as loud as you would imagine.

All cables are tied to the sides of the case, firmly, that there is very little obstruction of air flow.
Edited by Majestic_Lizard - 6/8/11 at 1:28pm
    
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Is your card the twin frozr II ?
no, this is mine :

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Don't OC it. VRMs explode past 1v. Only OC non-reference 570, such as the Twin Frozr 3 and the DirectCU2
    
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Don't OC it. VRMs explode past 1v. Only OC non-reference 570, such as the Twin Frozr 3 and the DirectCU2
Exaggeration much?

Most 570s, reference included, overclock perfectly fine. There have been issues with some reference 570s, but they came mostly all at once, and are few and infrequent now. Adding in how EVGA is disproportionately represented in the fallen cards, and it is likely that it was a bad batch of VRMs that made it into cards. Don't go past 1.1v and you should be absolutely fine.
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As stated before, it's a reference card so I would not OC that card if I were you.
Just because.
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post #16 of 33
The card is fine to OC just don't go past 1.1V and don't disable the OCP.
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I wouldn't push it. If the card is at 1v, not much difference between 1.1
If it essplodes at 1.1, IMHO lifespan wil be short at 1v.
    
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I couldnt stand the noise so I got a thermalright shaman and a fan control for the rest of my fans. Now my pc is ~16dba idle and ~20 dba while gaming ~100 bucks well spent in my book.
    
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I wouldn't push it. If the card is at 1v, not much difference between 1.1
If it essplodes at 1.1, IMHO lifespan wil be short at 1v.
1.1v isn't going to kill a 570. It's when you start passing over 1.1v that they had a tendency to blow VRM's. But that's only certain models too.
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post #20 of 33
my 570 has spent 90% of its live over 1v at 900 core, and it folds every minute that I'm not gaming. Its still just fine. Use common sense OCing and you should be fine, if not, thats why they have RMA's
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