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post #11 of 34
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Hey ElMike, I also received my HR-03 yesterday...we bought the SAME FAN lmao.. damn. Frozen CPu ?

Installing today, i'll high-jack your thread to post the results if you don't mind
Go for it man. Post some pics.
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for this type of cooler, do you normally have any air going over the ramsinks? I'm thinking about picking one of these up to replace my underperforming vf900
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Depends on how you mount the fan on the Heatsink and how well the airflow is in your case. The short answer is yes.
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post #14 of 34
Im running my 1950xt passive, no extra fans blowing on the card or anything.

It really isn't needed. Im even running 700/2000.
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The HR-03 is the best air cooler for a graphics card, period. The Tidewater for $42 on Newegg right now, is by far the best cooling per buck of any GPU heatsink/cooler. The Tidewater can take 120w of heat...maybe buy two and use one as a CPU cooler?
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Edit: Found my own reviews.

I think I'd give the slight upper hand the HR-03 since its completly passive. And these cards seem to max themselves out, not the heat.
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Edit: Found my own reviews.

I think I'd give the slight upper hand the HR-03 since its completly passive. And these cards seem to max themselves out, not the heat.
The passive temps are quite high unless you have awesome airflow through your case. If you use a HR-03, I think you should be using a fan on it too.
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Airflow for passive...these are with stock speeds though. Themps under load in mid 70's.

Think my new fan in my PSU is hindering airflow just a bit, not that bad but enough to add some degrees to the cooler.

But yes, for OC'ing need a touch more airflow (like 10 or 15cfm blowing across card.
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Airflow for passive...these are with stock speeds though. Themps under load in mid 70's.
Think my new fan in my PSU is hindering airflow just a bit, not that bad but enough to add some degrees to the cooler.

But yes, for OC'ing need a touch more airflow (like 10 or 15cfm blowing across card.
Put a fan by the rear of the card, blowing torward the rear of the case. The problem with changing the stock heatsink is the cooling for the voltage regulators. Mine used to hit 80C until I added another 80mm fan blow across it, and they are down to 50C under load.

With my Tidewater at full load I still under 55C. I'm doing 36C idle right now.
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post #20 of 34
Hi,

Has anyone tested the Arctic Cooling Accelero X2 on the X1950XT? I've seen some reviews but i would like to know end users experience. Reviews almost never matched my results (e.g. My Accelero X2 on my X1950Pro is keeping it at 37C idle and 51C load).

Thanks in advance
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