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post #1 of 7
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Hi i want to know if my cooler is performing how it should.
I have a custom Geild icy vision rev2 installed.

When i leave it at stock voltages i can get it to:
800 (core)
1600 (shader)
2000 (memory).
And whilst in the most demanding games (metro 2033/crysis 2) i never go above 60c.
Now when i bump the voltage to 1075mv and push to 850 core and 2200 memory i will see 70-80c.
Is this normal?

Any help is much appreciated
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post #2 of 7
I would say that's quite good for a 480 at those clocks. Mine is pretty close to that, and on the stock cooler it's not uncommon to see mid to high 90's.
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Thanks for the reply
However i thought i would get more from this cooler..
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What are the fan speeds at? What thermal paste did you use?
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Well there is no fan speed control with this cooler, so i used the adapter that came with the cooler and plugged it into my motherboard fan header, and applied it to 75% speed.
However it is very quiet vs the stock cooler and alot cooler but i was thinking it would be mega.
The paste is Noctua stuff.
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I am getting a 2nd 480 after crimbo in january time.
So i will have 2 to contend with, but i will be applying the same cooler to the 2nd 480.
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To be honest, I think those are great temps for this card. 480's are known to run very warm, and draw lots of power. That was the main drawback for this generation of GPU's.
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