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I just finished installing my 620 to my 470 SC+ from evga.
Had to go a little creative with the mounting since I couldn't fit the zip ties through the vram/vrm cooling plate holes since 480 plate is different than the 470, instead I tightened them through the rectangular holes on the cooling plate where the plastic air guide would notch on to.
Did a few test fits and from that I deemed the mounting having enough pressure and went on with it.
Currently card sitting next to me waiting for me to shutdown my comp and putting it in biggrin.gif
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Minor update since the mod to my 480. I am now overclocked to 850/1700/2000 @ 1.125V. Load temps under OCCT were 71c (gpu) and my PCB temps were 46c. Now, time for some testing in Battlefield 3 and Metro 2033.
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Minor update since the mod to my 480. I am now overclocked to 850/1700/2000 @ 1.125V. Load temps under OCCT were 71c (gpu) and my PCB temps were 46c. Now, time for some testing in Battlefield 3 and Metro 2033.

Nice! Now it's time to take hammer to razor and crack off that IHS!

I was able to get Successful 900/1800/2200 overclock with temps topped out at 46c with all fans cranked. I normally run the rig at 850 overclock in BF3 with the fans running at 40%. Temps top out at 51c. Virtually silent at those speeds!
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Red's Team joins the club sort of.

just testing the mod on my defective HIS icq-x turbo 6870

product id: H687QNT1G2M

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Well done! Welcome to the club!
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Nice! Now it's time to take hammer to razor and crack off that IHS!

I see what you did thurr!! LOL! biggrin.gif

I may try the IHS mod this weekend, but for now I'm testing the stability in games.
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Nice! Now it's time to take hammer to razor and crack off that IHS!

I see what you did thurr!! LOL! biggrin.gif

I may try the IHS mod this weekend, but for now I'm testing the stability in games.

What were your temps in BF3?

How do you have the fans set? Intake?

I'm thinking you should be getting better temps. I know I had to play with the fan configuration to get the lowest temps. Maybe have both gpu fans in series in front of the rad as intake like mine. If both of CPU and gpu fans are sent to outtake then there may be a dead spot as a result. I ran into that problem when I mounted both gpu coolers as outtake on top of the case. Was to close to the CPU cooler and was creating a dead spot. Difference between that configuration and the current front intake was about +10c.

You might try checking the seat as well. It took me a few attempts to get the optimum seat on the cards. I had one card running +6 over the other and was due to air pocket.
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After lapping the pump surface I notice my temps rise over time, may be too smooth causing TIM to run from the center of the die. Getting a new psu soon so will check then. Poor little psu is tired. Only 80+ bronze and recived poor reviews. My card will pull 600w at 950core and I've done oc at 1027core plus CPU overclocks and all the other stuff. Killinug my psu lol
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What were your temps in BF3?
How do you have the fans set? Intake?
I'm thinking you should be getting better temps. I know I had to play with the fan configuration to get the lowest temps. Maybe have both gpu fans in series in front of the rad as intake like mine. If both of CPU and gpu fans are sent to outtake then there may be a dead spot as a result. I ran into that problem when I mounted both gpu coolers as outtake on top of the case. Was to close to the CPU cooler and was creating a dead spot. Difference between that configuration and the current front intake was about +10c.
You might try checking the seat as well. It took me a few attempts to get the optimum seat on the cards. I had one card running +6 over the other and was due to air pocket.

60c under load.

my fans are set to exhaust. i had my cpu and gpu radiators side by side up top, but my temps were in the 75c range. then i switched the gpu radiator to the back end of the case (see pics from previous post) and my temps are in the 60's.

my nzxt fans have 3 different speed settings and the highest is stupid loud, so i have them on the middle settings. what TIM compound/brand are you using? i'm using artic silver.
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I used artic silver also the first time but i get better temps with MX4

60c load is a good temp thumb.gif
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