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Im currently running 2x 570 at full load they usually reach 60-67 degrees, i've been thinkin about getting them watercooled to get better temps, reduce noise and overclock them as much as they can hold. Now this is my problem, i had to rma one of them because it died on me, my conclusion to its death was the overclocking and of course the voltage from .975v (stock) to 1.1v since these were having issues with the VRMs, when i got the new one back from evga i noticed that it had a higher voltage 1.050v than the previous one, and since then i havent been able to get a good overclock out them, to be more specific i have to run them at stock speed, and im guessing is due to the difference of voltage .975v and 1.050v. I even tried flashing old card with the bios of the new one to match the voltage, but that didnt work.

So what do you guys think, is there a solution to my problem?? Will watercooling keep VRMs cool enough to bump that voltage?? Speak your mind!! Thanks in advance!!
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The vrms problem isn't with being too hot , some are just too small an amount of them. 1050 mv is a bummer to have as a stock vid. Your temps are fine though these cards are good until 80-85 c load temps though i prefer under 80.

I would overclock them separately and see what clocks each card can do (one card in system at a time)
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Them temps are really low compared to my stock gtx570 which reaches 80/85c while gaming and idles pritty high
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My ambient temperature is not that bad and im also running these cards on a fan profile
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From experience, I vouch for water cooling the 570's. My cards never go above 40c while both under max load @ 1.1v. Is it worth the investment though? That's hard to conclude, though I refuse to run a GPU on air anymore.

Remember, water cooling your GPUs will be at least a $300 investment, ~$200 of which will become paper weights when you upgrade in the future.
 
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From experience, I vouch for water cooling the 570's. My cards never go above 40c while both under max load @ 1.1v. Is it worth the investment though? That's hard to conclude, though I refuse to run a GPU on air anymore.

Remember, water cooling your GPUs will be at least a $300 investment, ~$200 of which will become paper weights when you upgrade in the future.

Just by reading your temps i get goosebumps, lol, nice temps. Even though money is not a problem, $200 is a lot when you see it just sitting there in your closet. I've decided to go with aquagraFX blocks. What blocks are you using??

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i wanna water cool:P if i just wanted to water cooler 2 gtx 570's cause i already have good cpu cooler what type of rad would i use> i have the 650D now
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I also have 2 570's and am interested in water-cooling. Are EVGA 570's able to be water-cooled? One is a DoubleShot, the other a regular HD.
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I would think a single 240 rad would be ok. Sure a 360 would be ideal, but I think you can get away with a 240 and a pair of good fans.

I've been very tempted to get a Kuhler, or h70 for my 570 and doing the mod. Seems to do a good job cooling, at a reasonable
price.

I don't see why watercooling an evga would be any different than any other video card out there. Just make sure the block you
get is compatible with your card.
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i have a rx240 for my my 2 6950's and they never reach 40c so i would say a 240 and some nice fans should do the job no problem.
    
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