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post #201 of 257
Just some interesting data points on the cards as they stand now. MSI GTX 560ti 1gb Twin Frozr II edition cards.


Both watercooled using Swiftech universal GPU blocks and running in parallel as far as cooling flow which is known to not be the best at reducing temps compared to serial, but helps one smaller pump cover more ground by reducing resistance. Both cards have their stock voltages increased and core clocks have climbed from 875mhz stock clocks turned up to 975mhz. Card 1 still using internal heat spreader, card 2 not using heat spreader.


Last night during some gaming in SLI both cards running steadily at 50-60% gpu usage.


Card 1 - peaked at 60 degrees Celsius

Card 2 - peaked at 44 degrees Celsius


Both cards idle at about 22-29 depending room temp, but are within 1-2 degree C of each other regardless of where they are on that scale.
post #202 of 257
Hi everyone.

First i want to thank the person who made this tutorial, youre the best.

Second, i manage to remove IHS, and removed the old and DRY thermal paste, used some sandpaper and put everything back.

Now i have the amazing temperature of 62 degree C in full load using Furmark. Before this mod, my card hit 100c in furmark.
Sorry but i don't have pictures

+1 for this tutorial
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post #203 of 257
Just got my second GTX 570 and I am SO doing this mod on both cards. They're gonna stay running on air, not water, cause I'm too cheap to buy water coolers, but this is gonna be hella awesome for my new setup. Temp-a-licious
post #204 of 257
Upped the voltage and over clocks on my cards again still cooling each on a shared 240mm rad and universal water blocks.

Card 1 - htiting near 80c at times while gaming
Card 2 - topped out near 50c at the same time.

Both blocks using Arctic Silver 5 thermal compound. Next time this loop gets torn down I'll be de-lidding the other card as well. Would have never guessed the difference would be this large.
post #205 of 257
Nice guide Cakewalk!

Quick question though. I currently have a Corsair H60 closed watercooler on my gtx 570, my temps max out at 50C during gaming at full load, is it worth me delidding the IHS?
post #206 of 257
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Originally Posted by $ilent View Post

Nice guide Cakewalk!

Quick question though. I currently have a Corsair H60 closed watercooler on my gtx 570, my temps max out at 50C during gaming at full load, is it worth me delidding the IHS?

That's very good temperature. I won't take the risk by delidding IHS if I were you. Do not be addictive to low temps.
post #207 of 257
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Nice guide Cakewalk!

Quick question though. I currently have a Corsair H60 closed watercooler on my gtx 570, my temps max out at 50C during gaming at full load, is it worth me delidding the IHS?

You'd drop another 5-10C. I maxxed out at 37C with my delidded GTX560... I'd be usually around 32-35C when playing bf3...haha it was great.

Id go for it. Yes it is risky but the max temps you'd get would be incredible. I bet you could be below 45C with that cooler easily. I recommend MX2 thermal paste. I'm consider liquid pro or ultra with my GTX670 that's already delidded. These CWC's with delidded cards are incredible for temps!
post #208 of 257
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You'd drop another 5-10C. I maxxed out at 37C with my delidded GTX560... I'd be usually around 32-35C when playing bf3...haha it was great.

Id go for it. Yes it is risky but the max temps you'd get would be incredible. I bet you could be below 45C with that cooler easily. I recommend MX2 thermal paste. I'm consider liquid pro or ultra with my GTX670 that's already delidded. These CWC's with delidded cards are incredible for temps!

Is that MX2 on the gpu die?

I have some liquid pro id like to use on the gpu die if possible, I might try delid and lap this weekend.

Also when using a razor on the IHS is it best to have the razor facing down or up?

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post #209 of 257
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Is that MX2 on the gpu die?

I have some liquid pro id like to use on the gpu die if possible, I might try delid and lap this weekend.

Also when using a razor on the IHS is it best to have the razor facing down or up?

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I perfer the 2nd in the pic, but as long as you have a good razerblade, I recommend brand spankin new, then you should be fine. Actually I believe most of the carpet blades are double sided...

Be careful! Dont tap it into the chip too far, you'll either hit the die or resistors around the core and kill your card. Its dangerous but if you do it right, its so worth it. you only need to get the razerblades into the IHS about 1-2MM.
post #210 of 257
So would I remove all the glue from the gpu die or leave some on? Doesnt seem accurate way of measuring IHS gap if you guess and leave a little amount on?

Im gonna try this this weekend.
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