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They use a lot of paste, and I put on the Liquid Ultra. You can see my benching clocks at the valley thread with excel sheets... I never lost clock at 70C, only once did it hit 71C and knock it down 13mhz. But I can't remember without a good amount of effort and I'm feeling lazy atm rolleyes.gif

at the very least, I recommend cleaning off the stock paste and reapplying correctly.

Are you running the stock cooler on your card? If yes, I'm guessing you just removed the shroud/heatsink/fan cover, cleaned up, applied CLU and reassembled?

If that's the case, I'm going to have to do that to help out temps until I can afford to put the cards under water...


So, just wanted to post this up here in case anyone ever searches for it. Just got off the phone with EVGA support. For my particular 660 Ti cards, (and possibly any 660 Ti cards), the maximum 'safe' temperature before throttling or slowdown is 97 Celsius. Anything below the 90 degree range is no problems at all. In addition, changeover to a water block or removal of the heatsink to install CLU or other TIM will not have any affect on the product warranty, although they do ask that you keep the original shroud and/or heatsink on hand in case of a RMA. Perhaps this information was already somewhere in this thread, but if it wasn't, it is now.
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Are you running the stock cooler on your card? If yes, I'm guessing you just removed the shroud/heatsink/fan cover, cleaned up, applied CLU and reassembled?

If that's the case, I'm going to have to do that to help out temps until I can afford to put the cards under water...


So, just wanted to post this up here in case anyone ever searches for it. Just got off the phone with EVGA support. For my particular 660 Ti cards, (and possibly any 660 Ti cards), the maximum 'safe' temperature before throttling or slowdown is 97 Celsius. Anything below the 90 degree range is no problems at all. In addition, changeover to a water block or removal of the heatsink to install CLU or other TIM will not have any affect on the product warranty, although they do ask that you keep the original shroud and/or heatsink on hand in case of a RMA. Perhaps this information was already somewhere in this thread, but if it wasn't, it is now.

Yeah still using my Twin Frozr IV shrouds... Just reapplied thermal paste and my max loads dropped pretty dramatically.

It's a bit easier on my card because it's just four screws, and it's off rolleyes.gif
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Twin Frozr IV are great , i can keep temps way down w/o having to go much above 55% ever .

SDBolts619: not sure who you talked to but while 90+ maybe fine, temp throttling happens at 70, 80 c dropping 13mhz at each stage , not sure what happens at 90 but guess another 13 lose .

Pretty sure this happens across all versions 660ti -680 .
Sweet spot for MSI660ti is 60-70c that is where you get max clock speed .
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going to sell my N660GTX-Ti PE 2GD5/OC as I decided to SLi my N670GTX PE 2GD5/OC instead.
mentioning it to you guys first before I post elsewhere.
PM me if interested.

cheers.
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runs metro last light great in SLI in case anyone was debating on getting this awesome game thumb.gif

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Barf.... min rate 9 fps while trying to shoot things... barf...

I am starting to think about selling mine for a 780 or waiting for volcanic islands..
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Barf.... min rate 9 fps while trying to shoot things... barf...

I am starting to think about selling mine for a 780 or waiting for volcanic islands..

lol thats from the benchmark. my fps has yet to drop below 30 even during an intense firefight wink.gif
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Barf.... min rate 9 fps while trying to shoot things... barf...

I am starting to think about selling mine for a 780 or waiting for volcanic islands..

I don't know why he got 9fps though, it seems like an anomaly considering the fact that his processor is clocked at 4.6Ghz, but oh well, he said on a previous post that he was running without overclocking. If you are switching to 780 SLI, then you'll REALLY get better performance, but if you want to switch to a single 780 from two 660 ti SLI, you will be actually downgrading, because 660 ti SLI competes with the Titan.

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well, after running valley several times with 8xAA and no AA, I think I am just going to force 0 AA on all my games... if I screen cap and look at images side by side it is noticeable, but while there is movement it is just too small of a difference for me to notice.
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well, after running valley several times with 8xAA and no AA, I think I am just going to force 0 AA on all my games... if I screen cap and look at images side by side it is noticeable, but while there is movement it is just too small of a difference for me to notice.
If your running a decent res I don't see why you would need 8x in games ,. that for pushing card in BM .
You can always use 2x and 4x , 2x cleans up much and 4x does pretty good job .

I generally run highest res possible and if there headroom in fps 60-70+ then I add 2x, 4x but that is about it .
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