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no one tried the mod on a GTX 670 ? :/

I want to buy one but I dont know which one. The Gigabyte is a good card and much more cheap then the Asus one. If the mod works great i get a EVGA reference one.
post #1432 of 8626
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No, you should never run a pump at anything other than full +12V

Not strictly true. The H100 pump makes a horrible noise at 100% so most owners run theirs off a controller so that its much quieter.

Cant see why you couldnt do the same with the 620 if you really wanted. My 620 was actually silent anyway at full speed.
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no one tried the mod on a GTX 670 ? :/
I want to buy one but I dont know which one. The Gigabyte is a good card and much more cheap then the Asus one. If the mod works great i get a EVGA reference one.

Read further back. You can do the mod to a 670 but the VRMs are on the left hand side of the card and close to the GPU so the bracket wont help cool your VRM's which is important. Also you will find the Asus / Gigabyte cards run silent anyway so no real need for the mod on these cards.

The vanilla EVGA I have heard several with problems such as noisy fans and low overclocks so your better off with a full length card with better cooling, better components, higher overclocking potential and just enjoy your new card thumb.gif

The mod is amazing on older cards, i loved mine when it was installed to my 580, but it isnt nessesary with the 600 series cards IMO as they only run a few c hotter than the mod and remain very very quiet. Mine is almost silent under load.
Edited by Darylrese - 5/28/12 at 3:07pm
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Hi guys

I have a non reference card from what i know it is the GTX 465 golden edition unlocked to a 470 ... Can i still do this mod ????

Here are some pictures from my card hopefully someone will enlighten me ..

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post #1435 of 8626
I cant see why not Shremi. The basic mod will should work on any card.

You may want to keep your heat plate and just point a fan at it to cool your VRams and power circuits.
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Hi guys
I have a non reference card from what i know it is the GTX 465 golden edition unlocked to a 470 ... Can i still do this mod ????
Here are some pictures from my card hopefully someone will enlighten me ..
450
450
Thanks
Shremi

You can do it, but i'd change that heatspreader. It won't have the necessary surface area to dissipate heat properly. This is what i made with my own PNY GTX 465's unlocked to 470's:

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You could also ghetto mount a fan, or get a mount from Dwood.
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Hi guys
I have a non reference card from what i know it is the GTX 465 golden edition unlocked to a 470 ... Can i still do this mod ????

I always thought those cards looked awesome, all that pretty copper. They probably aren't any quieter though.
I'd assume he has a mount for these as well.

I'd say slap some heat sinks over the spreader, maybe even copper ones then paint the bracket gold! biggrin.gif
The spreader with heat sinks would work better I'd think either way with new thermal pads.
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I'll be making a more comprehensive post later probably:

Zalman shark fin blades 92mm fans, Dwood's brackets, Antec Kuhler 620's.
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Cya TF III's
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The old TIMM, seemed like crap to me.
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One Down.
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Lookin good good lookin.
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Oh now it's a party.
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Getting amazing temps (to me) despite my poor radiator setup.
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My 80c at a loud 75% fan speed on the TFIII's is now a 55c without hearing any noise on "The Mod". Chalk me down for about a ~25c temp drop at load. Can't imagine what it would be without a poor radiator setup & better fans. 4 Yate Loon's arrive tomorrow.

IDLE: 30c
LOAD: 57c (poor radiator setup, stock fans)
Those wicked GPU project 8020 F@H Wu's are managing to get top card to 61c, bottom is 50c. Sure it's the radiator being half blocked that's allowing it to go that high.
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Outstanding! thumb.gif
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Seeing Twin Frozr II heatsinks, especially the golden edition, being replaced with "the mod" makes me frown.gif I loved that Twin Frozr II heatsink on my GTX 470. It handled 825Mhz core without issue and ran as quiet as can be smile.gif I should have kept that card :/ Nothing against the mod itself, as I think it's nifty, just a dinosaur opining about high-end air cooling from years past.
    
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