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Aaaaaa right thanks for the info there mate, its good to know what it may be capable of. I just also have to factor in my electricity bill so dont wana increase the juice for that reason. Theres space for a bottom intake fan, which points directly up at the gpu air blower inlet, so im gona fork out for a few sweet fans and then maybe see how it goes.......i know the card may be able to handle heat like you say but i dont like the idea of it going any hotter than it is now which is 75c, also 75% fan, and dont want it any louder. Cheers for the info

No problem!

Just remember that this is OCN, you are supposed to push the limits and live on the edge (of driver resets) thumb.gif
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WELL just a little update........without touching voltage it runs at 850/2000...............it may go higher but Im happy where it is, it plays BF3 on ultra bar the deferred AA, at 60 fps 90% of the time. well happy smile.gif

Ive had to make a custom fan profile which spins up to 80% at times to keep it at 75C and has not went any hotter. It had hit 80C the first time playing BF3 so I just made it slightly steeper up at the end of the fan curve. Its a tad noisy

Does this seem like a good 480? It seems to score higher than a stock 580 on unigiene 2.5 maxed out, average of 29 fps
    
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One useful thing about MSI Afterburner - you can make profiles, that can be turned on without a reboot, so you will only need to use the power hungry OC on your newer games. Older ones can just be run at stock settings.

I would also recommend you water cool the card - silence is golden.
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80% fan is a TAD noisy? Hahahah cheers mate. I couldnt stand that kind of noise!
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Haha yes by a tad I mean its totally unberable
    
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If your average FPS in heaven is 29 with an overclock at 850/2000, there's something wrong. Mine did around 30 at stock settings and 35 at 850/1900.
Oh, and aftermarket coolers are your friend. If yours can reach 850/2000 without a voltage bump, it might be capable of a whole lot more with just a little extra juice. Just have to keep it cool and quiet.
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I also upgraded from a GTX 460 1 GB to a GTX 480. Best deal I ever made!
I also bought an Arctic Cooling Accelero Xtreme Plus. At full load in games the card doesn't go above the low 60's. And the fans never go above the idle speed of 44%. Best cooler I've ever had. It's silent, you won't hear it over your other fans.

This ^

I just installed an Accelero XTREME Plus II on my GTX480 and while playing battlefield 3 temps hovered around 59-60c and fans never above 55%. Agreed with everything above, its silent, cool, and affordable.

***EDIT***
Bf3 everything on High with a few settings on Ultra
Metro2033 High settings

Other thoughts: If you grab an Accelero I would recommend *not* using the TIM that it comes with and using something else if you have it. Also I would recommend letting it sit overnight to let the TIM "cure" as I had an issue with it not setting properly after the recommended time. Just my experience, other than that I would strongly recommend it to anyone with the aptitude to install it. It's not rocket surgery, just follow the instructions and ground yourself (static electricity) before you mess around with it stripped down.
Edited by FishCommander - 4/11/12 at 1:55am
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Thanks for the advice +1

Vonnis thats with everything maxed on v. 2.5, which was good i thought, considering a 580 gets 27.

edit: I actually havent found one gtx 480 that will do 850/2000 on stock volts trailing the forums! looks like I got a great one! might just see about that Accelero

edit2: HAHA success..............it gets 1331 on heaven 2.5 which is the highest scoring 480 on http://forums.overclockers.co.uk/showthread.php?t=18249292

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settings at 1680x1050
4 x AA
4 x AF
Tess normal
everything else full.

I also tested it at 860 and 870mhz, I could see what looked like minor artifacting at 870 so just gona leave it at 850. Might have been texture flickering but was flickering too much for my liking..................
Edited by Juliancahillane - 4/12/12 at 2:08am
    
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Thanks for the advice +1
Vonnis thats with everything maxed on v. 2.5, which was good i thought, considering a 580 gets 27.
edit: I actually havent found one gtx 480 that will do 850/2000 on stock volts trailing the forums! looks like I got a great one! might just see about that Accelero
edit2: HAHA success..............it gets 1331 on heaven 2.5 which is the highest scoring 480 on http://forums.overclockers.co.uk/showthread.php?t=18249292
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settings at 1680x1050
4 x AA
4 x AF
Tess normal
everything else full.
I also tested it at 860 and 870mhz, I could see what looked like minor artifacting at 870 so just gona leave it at 850. Might have been texture flickering but was flickering too much for my liking..................

Man you got one helluva card there. wheee.gif

I can't overclock my cards because when I do they have to have more voltage and when I give it to them my power supply literally starts squealing like it's about to explode so I have to back down to stock. Then again I've never went through proper procedure to see how well they overclock cause I haven't needed to. rolleyes.gif
Edited by Fateful_Ikkou - 4/13/12 at 6:49am
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Hmmmmm yes definitely might get an SSD and im just reading this review now http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/accelero-xtreme-plus-v6000-vf3000,2784.html
The accelero seems to be the one but you cant take it off apparently?
Is 1.15v safe as long as temps are ok, vrm sinks etc...............900mhz would be rather tasty

What Temp are you getting with that clock ?

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