It worked out ok. I was using the card to compete in the Fermi category in the folding team competition, and picked up a 580 to replace it.
I went from "that freak 560 Ti that keeps up with the 580's" to "that monster that dominates the category."
I did learn a valuable lesson from the experience.
I learned that using a full cover water block with chilled water is a bad idea.
Future chilled water GPU cooling endeavors will be with a GPU only block, making it much simpler to insulate and seal against condensation.
Originally Posted by aar0nsky
Honestly good luck getting any nice scores out of these 300.xx series drivers. In my opinion they ruined benchmarking for this card. Either that or I have done permanent damage. I cannot bench anywhere close to my highest score anymore with the same settings or even similar settings. The highest I can get now is 5300+. My highest I have screenshotted is 5815.
I'm still running 285.62 drivers for my GTX470 and GTX580 because they are completely stable for folding at high overclocks. I've been afraid to try any newer ones because to many people have had bad results.
My old scores on my 560 Ti were at 24/7 folding overclocks. I tried benching at higher clocks, but my graphics score didn't go up.
I've always felt that the card being in a 4 year old AM2 system hindered/capped its benchmark performance, even though it didn't hurt folding performance.