There's testing and then there's testing. Some companies only test and/or guarantee their products if they're only run in a stock-clocked state. Over-clocking is a reason for not supporting the warranty of a product.
I own a computer from Falcon NorthWest. I called and asked about overclocking it. I was told that Falcon NW does not support overclocking and if it was done with "their" computer that they would void the warranty. Falcon NW was the sponsor of some of SysMarks 3DMarks series of overclocking tests. When I mentioned this to the person at Falcon NW he hung up on me!
Exactly the same with MSI. I thought that they'd have a s*** fit when I couldn't get one of their MSI Lightning Xtreme's to even post in my sig computer and they insisted that I first return my computer to stock settings. It still didn't work so I RMA'd it and will buy another brand. If they don't support overclocking then they should NOT use any OCing features or advertise their high benchmark records from OCing their cards and motherboards.
I doubt that there are more than a mere handful of people on this site that do not OC their computers and so these items would be worthless to us since it doesn't take a rocket scientist to realize that this thing could never properly cool one of our graphics cards since a single fan radiator could never eliminate the high heat coming from our GPU's. Yes, it could cool a card enough to run it, IF it didn't get too hot! It's like comparing a table fan to a full-sized air conditioner. Sure, the fan will keep you cool enough, unless you get too hot.
You do it at your own risk. Unless of course you have those awesome brands and products that do and that are designed for it.
The cooler will cool the card. They are selling the card at stock. The cooler will most likely perform better than its vapour chamber counterpart with the fan set to intake.
All i said was that it will cool the 580. I never even vaguely mentioned OCing.
All you had then was a massive whine about your issues with companies and their warrenty policies. Mate... were talking about cooling a GPU in the state it comes in.
P.S. Testing is testing, there the same thing. There is more intentsive testing but "Testing" is still "Testing".
Edit: Please excuse spelling and the lack of or inappropiate use of grammar. Im on my phone and im to tired to check my post.
Edited by Nutty Pumpkin - 8/7/11 at 4:27am