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How do heatpipes deteriorate, what happens to them ?
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I had a 260 that was kicking out heat hard core. I took it apart cleaned it replaced the pads and the TIM and it never went about 70C after that. biggrin.gif
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Originally Posted by Djmatrix32 View Post

I had a 260 that was kicking out heat hard core. I took it apart cleaned it replaced the pads and the TIM and it never went about 70C after that. biggrin.gif

He said he did that in the OP and it didn't help much with his temps.

I still have two 260's folding in a server rig though, BFG, original paste and I keep the fans around 65-70 percent and temps stay in the 70's. Maybe 260's just run cooler than 280's?
post #14 of 15
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Originally Posted by PCModderMike View Post

He said he did that in the OP and it didn't help much with his temps.

I still have two 260's folding in a server rig though, BFG, original paste and I keep the fans around 65-70 percent and temps stay in the 70's. Maybe 260's just run cooler than 280's?
Possible maybe he should get a new GPU or a fan for it.
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Thanks for the update. It makes me so happy to hear of people still using 200 series cards. Keep rocking that beast until the very end! I buy up 280's left right and center whenever I can. Love them to death.
I think windfire's idea of the heat pipes degrading over time is the best theory as to why the temps may have been creeping up over the years.
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