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GTX 580 Heatsink on GTX 480?

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I've seen maybe two random threads, unearthed from the depths of google (not really, more like the first page), about this topic, and I've got some reference 580 coolers from a friend under the impression this is a possibility.

Has anyone on here done it, or know of anyone who has done it? What were the results?
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It's a completely different design. Just buy a heatsink from eBay if you really need more cooling power. thumb.gif
Edited by asuperpower - 1/19/12 at 8:09pm
   
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Originally Posted by MountainDewMadOScar View Post

RushMore1205 was selling some. Ask him?
http://www.overclock.net/t/1181619/last-of-3-gtx580-evga-1-5gb-with-gtx480-heatsink

This. To make it fit, it would probably require very heavy modding and probably won't fit anyway. I'd assume things like the memory are in slightly different places. It would be a nightmare to make work.

Here ya go: http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/ZALMAN-VGA-COOLER-VF3000F-GTX470-465-DUAL-92MM-FAN-NEW-/320700009631?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_2&hash=item4aab35cc9f

(You can probably find a cheaper one.)

Edited by asuperpower - 1/19/12 at 8:14pm
   
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Originally Posted by MountainDewMadOScar View Post

RushMore1205 was selling some. Ask him?
http://www.overclock.net/t/1181619/last-of-3-gtx580-evga-1-5gb-with-gtx480-heatsink

Weird, he says the 480 coolers perform better than the 580's vapor chamber design; that's odd thinking.gif


I was under the impression it was the other way around, but if not, maybe I ought to just keep my stock coolers.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by MountainDewMadOScar View Post

RushMore1205 was selling some. Ask him?
http://www.overclock.net/t/1181619/last-of-3-gtx580-evga-1-5gb-with-gtx480-heatsink

Weird, he says the 480 coolers perform better than the 580's vapor chamber design; that's odd thinking.gif


I was under the impression it was the other way around, but if not, maybe I ought to just keep my stock coolers.

I was under the impression of that too... Perhaps it's all on the internal design of the 500 series. The 400 series coolers off eBay are apparently quite good. (I haven't tried one though.) thumb.gif
   
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This. To make it fit, it would probably require very heavy modding and probably won't fit anyway. I'd assume things like the memory are in slightly different places. It would be a nightmare to make work.
Here ya go: http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/ZALMAN-VGA-COOLER-VF3000F-GTX470-465-DUAL-92MM-FAN-NEW-/320700009631?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_2&hash=item4aab35cc9f
(You can probably find a cheaper one.)

Appreciate the help, but I was eyeing the 580 reference cooler because it would exhausts the heat out the back of my case. Dual 480's heating my tiny little case would mean bad stuff for my CPU.
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You know what you should do?

Put them under water!!
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post #9 of 13
There was a guy selling a few 580's with 480 coolers on them and he claimed something like a minus 5-10c difference, so you could imagine the 580's cooler would heighten a 480's temperature - the 480's are already in need of a fan ramp up out of the box so I wouldn't want to try it.
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Honestly, with 2x 480's your best bet is either water blocks, or to go with an aftermarket heatsink on them like the VF3000. The GTX580 cooler won't mount easily, it would require some pretty heavy modding, and it likely won't cool as well as the stock 480 cooler does.
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