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Originally Posted by krambo
Had a crack with my 480
some great posts here thanks everyone.
Not sure where to place my rad/fans yet though :/
idle temps - 35 degs C
load temps - 45 degs C
happy as a pig in ****
dropped load temps 35 degrees! unreal without touching fan speed
I hope you put the scroud back on the card. That blower fan won't work properly to cool the PCB plate and the VRMs and VRam is cooled through the PCB plate...those puppies are going to get deathly hot, like cook an egg hot.... I'd either use a blower fan or get some small 70-90mm fan blowing up on the PCB plate from the bottom... I had my 580 modded and I HAD to keep the scroud to keep the blower fan to work as cooling the VRM and vram... I even glued down heatsinks on the PCB plate for better cooling...
Looks good tho! I bet if you delid that puppy you'd be at like mid-low 40's for max temps... but thats risky and you'd need to cut a hole in the PCB plate to fit the cooler on without a shim...