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Vent hole enlargement "mod" 560 ti (needs more testing)

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so I was watching a review of a newer GPU and the reviewer said something about how that GPUs large vent holes helped lower the temps a few degrees. They must have read it on a manufacturers site or something.
well I decided to make my vent holes larger just by removing every other bar.

I did a bad job of testing this to see if it made a difference i just played some farcry3 and noted the temps then did the "mod" then played some more. I did notice a difference of a few degrees but I think I should have done better at testing this.

basically i was wondering if anyone had done this or was willing to try this with one of there cards.

here is my gpu and those are the vents I'm talking about on the back plate
I'm running them in sli just the normal ti versions.
might take a pic of them if anyone really wants to see but its just every other bar twisted out with some pliers

post #2 of 4
EVGA sells the I/O shields with enlarged cooling holes already, they are supposed to knock off 1 - 2c as they allow less restricted air flow. They generally work better on cards that use a stock cooler (i.e. ones that have rear exhaust instead of internal exhausting) but there should still be a small benefit even on cards like yours thumb.gif

http://www.evga.com/Products/Product.aspx?pn=M020-00-000171

Edited by appleg33k85 - 1/21/13 at 8:19am
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One option I've always kept in mind is to check and verify that you can buy a replacement I/O shield that will work on your card, and then assuming you have a dremel you can just take off your I/O shield and cut out all the slots. The reason that some don't want to mod their original I/O shield is due to the fact that one all cut to hell will be a problem for either warranty replacement or resale, but if you know that should you need a new I/O shield for any reason you can just buy one, then you can do it yourself and get the benefits but then only have to spend the $10 for it when it's really necessary (like a resale or RMA).
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Thanks a lot both you.
can always come to OCN for my answers/info
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