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thermalright and i are both having an extremely difficult time locating a GF-104 bolt thru kit for my heatsink and im wondering if it is even worth it.

does the 460 even need one? i have plenty of ramsinks and i have a VRM cooler(bought directly from EVGA) is an aftermarket cooler really needed to keep temps under 65C under load? i will be buying the External Exhaust version from EVGA.

what i mean is will it eventually die from the heat like the 8800/9800 series cards?(poor solder under the GPU)
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Dunno what you're talking about with the 8800...my eVGA lasted me for years, and this MSI 460 I've had for a few months now is doing great.
    
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Dunno what you're talking about with the 8800...my eVGA lasted me for years, and this MSI 460 I've had for a few months now is doing great.
google baking 8800 millions of threads on them dieing from crap solder under the GPU.
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All gpus need an aftermarket cooler, blower type coolers suck.
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a 460 on load probably will hit 65c on load so if you want to keep it under that and keep it a lot quieter yes. But it shouldn't go to much higher at stock speeds so if under 65c is important for you I would get a aftermarket cooler yes but there is nothing wrong with running it without one I ran a gtx470 on the stock cooler and that hit 80c on load and that was fine and still is
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All gpus need an aftermarket cooler, blower type coolers suck.
ah i was afraid of that i might not even be able to use my new 460 till i can locate the mounting bracket

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a 460 on load probably will hit 65c on load so if you want to keep it under that and keep it a lot quieter yes. But it shouldn't go to much higher at stock speeds so if under 65c is important for you I would get a aftermarket cooler yes but there is nothing wrong with running it without one I ran a gtx470 on the stock cooler and that hit 80c on load and that was fine and still is
i don't care about noise if i have to I'll run the fan on 100% 24/7 like i did on my 8800 till i got this cooler.
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post #7 of 16
You dont need to buy and aftermarket cooler, Just buy an aftermarket card like the Asus model, DirectCU is rated one of the best coolers out there at the moment.

EDIT:

My 460 idles @ between 17c-24c in the winter.


Edited by Rowey - 7/28/11 at 2:03am
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Unless you plan on having a 24/7 overclock of 900mhz+, no you don't need an aftermarket cooler. I can squeeze at least 150mhz overclock with stock voltages, and still get around 70C load (or when playing metro....)
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You dont need to buy and aftermarket cooler, Just buy an aftermarket card like the Asus model, DirectCU is rated one of the best coolers out there at the moment.

EDIT:

My 460 idles @ between 17c-24c in the winter.

i don't want any other brand other than EVGA.


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Unless you plan on having a 24/7 overclock of 900mhz+, no you don't need an aftermarket cooler. I can squeeze at least 150mhz overclock with stock voltages, and still get around 70C load (or when playing metro....)
what fan speed?
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i don't want any other brand other than EVGA.




what fan speed?
Around 50,55 ish? It's to the point you can hear it over the other fans, but nothing like a jet turbine.
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