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Everyone worried about temps take note:

1) Blowing air at the side of these cards doesn't always help. You don't want to inhibit the warm airflow that comes from out of the side vents, and
2) The air intake of these cards is on the CPU/Back/Top side (i.e. the PCB side, not the gpu-cooler side) of the card.

Thus, the most important things I've found you can do for temps is to provide cool air to the air intake, and not blow air into the side vents. Blowing air up from below also does not help (probably won't hurt though), because the front/bottom/cooler side of the fan does not suck up much, if any, air.

In other words, the fan itself is upside down vs. how every other card in the world is set up. This has important cooling ramifications ...

you mean I should do this?



Idle temp top right

    
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Yes, I believe that's what he means, On the top/back of the card. Nice idle temp by the way! Whats the load like?
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Here is a Company Of Heroes Tales of Valor benchmark, 4xAA everything Maxed, 1680x1050
Don't know if COH:TOV supports SLi or not..
EDIT: See post #66
Edited by kilrbe3 - 4/10/09 at 6:06am
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Dunno if it supports SLI or not, either, kilrbe3, but most certainly v-sync is turned on, either by you, or the game has a frame cap. That's the only way you'd see numbers like that where the max and average are clustered around 60fps like that. Plus thats a pretty old bench ... with no v-sync and a 295 I'd guess you could practically double those frames.

And YT, yeah, sucking the warm out of your case from the side vents on the gtx295 is generally a pretty good idea. But I'm mainly saying you want air blowing across the back of the card, either from the front (of your case), or through the side, if your fan mount is such that blowing into the side won't mean blowing back into the side vents of the card...
    
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Originally Posted by brettjv View Post
Dunno if it supports SLI or not, either, kilrbe3, but most certainly v-sync is turned on, either by you, or the game has a frame cap. That's the only way you'd see numbers like that where the max and average are clustered around 60fps like that. Plus thats a pretty old bench ... with no v-sync and a 295 I'd guess you could practically double those frames.

And YT, yeah, sucking the warm out of your case from the side vents on the gtx295 is generally a pretty good idea. But I'm mainly saying you want air blowing across the back of the card, either from the front (of your case), or through the side, if your fan mount is such that blowing into the side won't mean blowing back into the side vents of the card...
This is Company Of Heroes Tales Of Valor, the latest one, I was quite surprised my self to see it uses the Old COH benchmark, I'm going to check if V-sync is on.
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Ok, Here we go, now where talking, You have to force v-sync off through the NVIDIA Control Panel, theres no option in game. But much better, anyway here is the results. This is everything maxed, high as it goes.

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Heres me folding settings: The voltage tuner dont work with these new drivers

600/1400/1050

I have the backplate aswell.
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Heres me folding settings: The voltage tuner dont work with these new drivers

600/1400/1050

I have the backplate aswell.
You are added mate, Thanks!
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Just installed a BFG 295 this morning
But I seem to be having an issue. I can't get aero glass to work in Win 7? I need to update to the 185 drivers, maybe that will do it but I have some 181's installed now and it isn't letting me do much to this card.
I have a 2nd 295 here, but I haven't taken it out yet as I want to make sure this one works good and heat doesn't kill my temps in the case.
Anyone with 2x cards share how much heat buildup is with dual cards?

I was trying to use Rivatuner to kick up the fan but it doesn't respond? Any ideas here.

Btw, haven't tweaked it yet as I can't even get it running 'normal' yet.
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Just installed a BFG 295 this morning
But I seem to be having an issue. I can't get aero glass to work in Win 7? I need to update to the 185 drivers, maybe that will do it but I have some 181's installed now and it isn't letting me do much to this card.
I have a 2nd 295 here, but I haven't taken it out yet as I want to make sure this one works good and heat doesn't kill my temps in the case.
Anyone with 2x cards share how much heat buildup is with dual cards?

I was trying to use Rivatuner to kick up the fan but it doesn't respond? Any ideas here.

Btw, haven't tweaked it yet as I can't even get it running 'normal' yet.
For the aero glass, I do suggest the 185.68 drivers, Your using pretty old drivers at the moment.

For the heat build up, I hear it's actually not that hot, watching some youtube videos, seems to cool pretty well. But if worried, I suggest a Antec Spot Cool, and cool the back of the 295, Spot Cools are only $12.99 on NewEgg.com

As for the fan not going up, Try EVGA Percision tool, if that don't work, then yes, Update it 185.86 drivers, or the WHQL official drivers. Sometimes drivers on my old 280s, didn't let me bump up the fan speed in RivaTuner.
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