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post #11 of 15
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Originally Posted by labbu63;13903023 
isnt the lightning a non reference board i thought you couldnt use aftermarket coolers like the accellero on non reference boards? if the lightning is anything like the twin frozr 2 then you wont hear it at all with you other fans trust me and it does stay cool

Yeah as far as I know it only works on reference boards. So the Lightning is very different board? Thought it just had better quality components.
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post #12 of 15
You can try using the Lightning's VRM/Memory cooling plate. Looks like you are in a good position since you already have the Arctic. If the Arctic fits it will run cooler and quieter. That would be one badass OC'able card!


Edited by Draygonn - 6/19/11 at 1:24am
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post #13 of 15
it would cool better for sure but problem can be and it will be that lightning is non reference card..
same story with my asus 570 directCU II, can mount AXP on it
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IMO, I don't think you could do better/quieter air cooling on the 580 lighting than stock. It works excellent, never goes above mid 60s fan which is not loud at all and temps never go above 64c or so in long bouts of bc2 which maxes it out pretty well. I wouldn't touch it personally.
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Mate, I've installed the arctic cooler on my card. Doesn't fit perfectly but makes great contact.
I run the funs at 100% all the time my idle on the card is 27degrees and max temp I've seen in furmark/3dmark/heaven bench is 65 degrees. My OC is 975/2350. I reckon that pretty much beats the Twin Frozr hands down because the cooler is literally in audible. Using the VRM/Memory cooling from the lightning never seen those go above 50 in benches.

I have pretty high ambient temps here as I live opposite the beach so humidity is hectic here.
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