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Ok, first of all, 87C is your idle temp? You are absolutely going to kill your cards. If that's your idle temps, I'd fear that there's not even any contact on the actual heat spreader of the card to cool it. Have you ever blown out the heatsink? It's probably loaded with dust and has 0 air movement. If your on stock cooling, the blower fan should be nearly 100% at those idle temps...
First of all, I'd take the heatsinks off, clean them off, then repaste the cards and give that a try. If it still is that hot, check to see if the heatsinks are blowing out hot air. It could be that the heatpipes of the stock 480 heatsinks somehow got compromised and they no longer have the vapor/fluid in the heatpipes to cool the card. It also could be that somehow the heat spreader seal on the card cracked from the amount of heat. That would mean you need to do this mod: http://www.overclock.net/t/1156145/official-guide-modifying-removing-nvidia-gpu-heat-spreader-ihs . That could also be your issue. But I wouldn't do that mod till you exhaust your other options. If you go the Antec 620 mod route, I'd consider my guide to pop off the heatspreader. Direct die cooling with the Antec 620 will give you the absolute best temperatures.

I wouldn't even power on my PC if those temps were that high...
post #12 of 25
Thread Starter 
I'm at work atm, so I can't fully read through your guide, but I wanted to quickly say thanks for the replies and I will study it when I get back later today!

For now ill order some quality Thermal paste (no doubt ill need it) and continue dreaming about a new full tower case smile.gif
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I'm at work atm, so I can't fully read through your guide, but I wanted to quickly say thanks for the replies and I will study it when I get back later today!

For now ill order some quality Thermal paste (no doubt ill need it) and continue dreaming about a new full tower case smile.gif

Prolimatech PK-1 is the Best TIM money can buy.

GTX 580 temps:

Arctic Silver-5: 45C Idle 79C Load
Prolimatech PK-1: 38C Idle 68C Load

Just a THIN Layer will do you thumb.gif
 
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Really? I was under the impression IC Diamond and MX4 were better?
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Really? I was under the impression IC Diamond and MX4 were better?

I swear by MX-2. Its a few C lower than Mx4 and its an incredible paste! It does eventually get thicker as time goes on but its a very non-viscus paste which is great for a GPU with close contact! I'd get that
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Really? I was under the impression IC Diamond and MX4 were better?

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Originally Posted by Greyze View Post

Really? I was under the impression IC Diamond and MX4 were better?

I swear by MX-2. Its a few C lower than Mx4 and its an incredible paste! It does eventually get thicker as time goes on but its a very non-viscus paste which is great for a GPU with close contact! I'd get that

Well according to a Bench-marking chart for the Best TIM's PK-1 beats out all other TIM's by a good margin, and i have proof it's better smile.gif

Also, unless you want burnt fudge on your GPU, don't use chocolate as a TIM lol
 
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post #17 of 25
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Ended up going for the MX-2 because I managed to get 8grams of the stuff for £4 compared to others mentioned here costing much more frown.gif I plan to do clean out my PC and re-apply TIM on multiple components so getting 8g of this stuff for so cheap was just logical.
I have most of the items ready, some others coming in the mail soon and ill be doing the IHS mod, SO EXCITED!

Eventually ill do the "The Mod" too, i'm just waiting for my bracket to come from Dwood, unfortunately I live in the UK so I get the feeling it will take a while on delivery. But atleast after a cleanup and IHS mod my GPU should be at an acceptable temperature to continue playing Far Cry 3 and a bunch of other GPU nasty games I just received for my birthday! ahh i'm gonna have a fun week.
post #18 of 25
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Still seem to be buggered on full tower case ideas though.. The only case I've managed to find that seemed useful was a Corsair 800D, but not only is it insanely expensive, the pipes on a Antec 620 don't even reach the top case fans when its connected to a GPU.
post #19 of 25
Whats your budget for a case?
You could use the corsair 650 put 2 rads in the top and one on the rear.

When I ordered mine they took nearly 2 weeks to arrive.
I know the removal of the ihs has been giving people great temps but I would see what you get with it on 1st and the risk of damaging them all together
post #20 of 25
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isn't the 650 just a Mid tower? I was aiming for a fulltower because I have ALOT of equipment in the PC.. multiple PCI cards, 4 hard drives, 2 CD drives etc. My antec 900 is already full to the brim and its horrific.
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