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So your temps are way better than mine. I'm at 65C load, with a FC block. Something must be wrong.
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Well I did crack off the IHS and reduced temps an additional 4-5c and mounted the head directly to the die. It's a great mod! Go check the others who done the same with similar result in "The Mod" link in my sig.
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Can it be done with the H80 or Antec 920?
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Originally Posted by douglatins View Post

Can it be done with the H80 or Antec 920?

Yes, see here for list of what others have used http://www.overclock.net/t/1203528/nvidia-gpu-mod-club-aka-the-mod/0_50
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That mod is a bit over the top for me. I'm sure I could pull it off, but still, it's risky. Are there any stories of people bricking their cards?
Also, I don't think I could remove the heat spreader, since I have a full cover water block. Unless I tighten the screws really tight, but then I would probably crush the other components, like memory and vrm.
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Just got around to installing my new $209 GTX 480, Idles at 46c and stays around 65-70c while gaming and it is actually very quiet , fan 50%-70%, hell my case fans are loader than the card, which isn't much.
This is from a stock out of the box 480, don't see any evidence this card is loud and super hot at all.
I'll try the "Mod" if things change drastically.
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You must have gotten a good card or your ambient temp is low. Many people are reporting temps in the 90s. Before I WCd my temps were in the high 80s with fans at 80%, really loud, insanity.
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mines goes upto 100 degrees ( I hae SLI and bad pci-e spacing) i've been dying to do this mod. one of these days im gonna do this
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Hmm i just bought a 480, i think its time for round 2 of this mod, 570 is still running strong =)

GTX 480 load temps around 85C with OC to 820mhz. To loud a GPU, don't normally mind it but its distracting even on idel. What min fan speed do you guys keep to keep the vrms cool?

on a side not iv asked this before but got lost in the thread or something but my 570 Pumps make quite a bit of noise, evey few hrs it will also make a rattling noise for a few seconds. pump noise is audible from 7-8ft away and is disturbing really, sounds louder than it normally should.

And i even turned my typhoons off to make sure it wasnt the fans.
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Hi guys, how would someone cool the VRAM modules? I bought two brackets from DWOOD which have fans on the VRM area and I plan to add very small copper sinks to them if needed to dissipate the heat better. (I'm running a SLIM 92mm fan with 1000rpm to keep it silent so there isn't much air flow to the vrms) but the area around the vrams seems blocked.

Any input would be appreciated.
    
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