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I'm running ATI tools, and bumped up gpu/mem by about 50 each, with the fan set to 100%, the temps will max out at about 59-60C. After reading some here, it seems that this cooler works fine, but at what ocing point should i look at a new one & ram heatsinks? Apparently its safe to run temps all the way into the 80's, so why a new cooler?

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Some people just don't like that noise of the stock cooler. Plus the aftermarket coolers are alot better.
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better cooler = cooler temps = less heat = no artifacts = higher OC!
    
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better cooler = cooler temps = less heat = no artifacts = higher OC!
What he said.
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Also longer life....
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. . . . .and thats why (some) aftermarket coolers are better that crappy stock coolers.
    
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:cough: VF900 :cough:

Get it.

That being said, the cooler you can keep these 1900xt(x)es the better. Going from stock to water on my XTX was night and day as far as OCing performance. You wouldn't believe how effective having a sub 65 load temp is for getting high core speeds.
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