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The way I see it, the stock cooler is fine for stock volts. Mine reaches about 85*C full load. Granted its an XFX XXX edition. My eVGA 8600GTS Vanilla reaches between 75-80*C. So really nothing to worry about till you vmod.
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Yeah, I'm noticing that no matter what, I can't get it to exceed 73°C. I'm happy with the performance as it is. I don't see a need to overclock it yet.
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Yeah, I'm noticing that no matter what, I can't get it to exceed 73°C. I'm happy with the performance as it is. I don't see a need to overclock it yet.
I'm kinda sorta the same way. I'd personally rather just buy a new card than overclock an old one. The only card I've ever overclocked was my good ol' 7600GT, and that was stretching its limits for Crysis (didn't help). I don't like the risk involved in GPU overclocking. That's just me though.

Also, I don't OC GPU's because if I start doing it, I'd want more. If I want more, I'd have to vmod. If I vmod it voids warranty. I <3 my warranties through nvidia cards, hence my choice not to OC!
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I agree with pioneerisloud.

Chances are your card will either give you artifacts or lock up your system before you do any damage. I've hit 96 degrees one day when the room was very warm and I was doing some heavy gaming with lots of stuff going on around me.

I idle at about 56 and routinely hit 80 degrees.

That's generally my cut off but I've let is spike up to the mid 90's while checking for artifacts in ATI Tool.
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Wow, like to burn up hardware do we?

$30 cooler and some AS5 works wonders, and would definitely extend the longevity of your card. I wouldn't ever let my card stay at those temps for very long. Just because it works once or twice doesn't mean it'll keep working for the next 6 months.
     
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Wow, like to burn up hardware do we?

$30 cooler and some AS5 works wonders, and would definitely extend the longevity of your card. I wouldn't ever let my card stay at those temps for very long. Just because it works once or twice doesn't mean it'll keep working for the next 6 months.
Yeah, but my card hasn't gone above 75°C yet.
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An Iceperq6 by vantec, $35, maybe some AS5, and i have mine idleing at 43C maxin out at 60C.

Plus it looks cool !
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just put an accelero s1 v2 on mine and overclocked at 750mb i still ran 38c idle and 48-49c full load.

stock was 58c idle and 80c full load.

It just gets to hot to overlclock it much without a cooler. or at least that's what i saw.
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Yeah, but my card hasn't gone above 75°C yet.
Yeah, that's good. If you're not going to overclock or volt mod it, you shouldn't waste the money, however the cooler it stays, the longer it will last overclock or not. Of course, that doesn't matter if you're one of the types that just buys a new card every 6 months. I personally don't have the money to do that. Others do.

And the other two cooler suggestions (Accelero and Vantec) are good choices as well. I kinda like the Vantec Iceberq, but I bought the Coolermaster before I saw the Vantec. It would have matched my layout better, too. Oh well
     
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Yeah, that's good. If you're not going to overclock or volt mod it, you shouldn't waste the money, however the cooler it stays, the longer it will last overclock or not. Of course, that doesn't matter if you're one of the types that just buys a new card every 6 months. I personally don't have the money to do that. Others do.
Yeah, I do worry about the longevity. That was a good reminder. I'll consider a cooler.

But what's the best GPU cooler (HSF) out there? And where can I get the best price on it?
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