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[Various] AMD 290X too noisy or too hot? No problem!

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coddinghorror posted a comment which he made a mod to increase airflow and deal with high temps with his 290X cards.
http://techreport.com/discussion/25611/nvidia-geforce-gtx-780-ti-graphics-card-reviewed#metal


Semiaccurate tested the idea.
post #2 of 77
so it pretty much made no difference apart from voiding warranty? rolleyes.gif
This thing needs a twin frozr stat smile.gif

edit: changed warrant to warranty because I don't have a nice keyboard at work , that's my excuse and I am sticking to it!!!
Edited by BakerMan1971 - 11/12/13 at 3:21am
    
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post #3 of 77
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so it pretty much made no difference apart from voiding warrant? rolleyes.gif
This thing needs a twin frozr stat smile.gif

Yeah I have to agree with this. This completely kills the warranty unless you have another exactly the same back plate lying around. The drop in noise isn't that much and the performance is exactly the same.
post #4 of 77
Did you read the article OP?
post #5 of 77
Link in OP shows you can remove the backplate easily without ripping half of it off
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Why didn't they compare temps with and without the mod?
    
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So pretty much $1k in voided GPUs (he has 2 of them he says in CF)? I know the feeling (flashed bios on my cards) but I can't see myself doing what he did physically. Could AMD or vendors produce a newer plate just like EVGA did for the 400/500s? They could make a descent square chunk underneath the HDMI / DP possibly. Kudos to him taking snips to the beast.
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Why didn't they compare temps with and without the mod?
Maybe they are others bravely enough to try it and give us a more detailed report.
post #9 of 77
Things are getting a little ridiculous imo ... lol
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Why didn't they compare temps with and without the mod?

Because it's at 94c with and without, on the performance triangle of temperatures, noise, performance - the latter two are changing, not the first
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