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I won an R9 Nano, can I make it perform better?

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From a giveaway by Sapphire I won a Sapphire R9 Nano. I'm really happy with the card and I've been reading up about it but I still have some questions which maybe can be answered by owners of this card.

When the card get's too hot it downclocks itself. I read undervolting will keep the temps lower so it won't downclock as quickly.

Are there any aftermarket coolers that will fit on the R9 Nano? I don't want to make a custom loop, maybe a AIO solution or a good air cooler that will fit?

So far I haven't touched the clocks because it already downclocks as it is right now.
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UnderVolt
Reapply TIM
Improve your Case's Airflow
Stack a Fan on top of its fan

do these and it should be doing better thumb.gif
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Originally Posted by AliNT77 View Post

UnderVolt
Reapply TIM
Improve your Case's Airflow
Stack a Fan on top of its fan

do these and it should be doing better thumb.gif

Stacking a fan doesn't seem like a great idea, but maybe I can replace the fan with a better one. Of course a better solution would be to just replace the entire cooler but I don't know what would fit on this...
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Thank you very much, looking into it now.
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Stacking fans makes perfect sense when the air is being restricted. If its a case fan, no, but for a heatsink? It should help substantially. Same idea as having multiple pumps in a watercooling setup. More restriction -> more benefit
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Stacking fans makes perfect sense when the air is being restricted. If its a case fan, no, but for a heatsink? It should help substantially. Same idea as having multiple pumps in a watercooling setup. More restriction -> more benefit

Really, I would like to see that tested thumb.gif
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