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I was thinking, I have a EVGA gtx 480 and I wanted to know will i see a temp decrease if I maybe put a 120mm fan on the heatsink ? That way you have the small stock fan pulling cold air and the 120mm fan pushing the hot off the heatsink?
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This actually helps with temps (tried it and load temps dropped 5°C in Furmark less in realisitic loads) but looks really weird biggrin.gif So try it and see how well it works in your case
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It may help a little, but its hard to pull heat off of a metal objects without some fins to make it easy to dissipate.
    
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The metal portion there, while it does get hot, is not actually a functional portion of the heatsink. So you would be better results by ditching the entire fan shroud and metal plate entirely and just zip tying a fan onto the actual heatsink.
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Originally Posted by juano;15187927 
The metal portion there, while it does get hot, is not actually a functional portion of the heatsink. So you would be better results by ditching the entire fan shroud and metal plate entirely and just zip tying a fan onto the actual heatsink.

Strange it worked for me (maybe other variables came into play IDK), but removing the shroud and the plate would probably give the best results like you said
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Only way to find out if it works with your case is to try it.
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just do this...
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Strange it worked for me (maybe other variables came into play IDK), but removing the shroud and the plate would probably give the best results like you said

I wasn't trying to discount your own findings, just pointing out that based on what I know that may not be the best available route for improving the temps of his card. I do believe that there could be an improvement just from adding a fan there as you said, but I believe there is a larger improvement possible from removing the stock fan, shroud and metal plate entirely and zip tying a fan directly onto the stock heatsink.
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