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Haha, that's sweet. Gotta be loud though.


Also, First time we have had the AC on in a while, my card is idling at 37.
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k. results... i made the fans push pull and put a pci slot exhaust fan in and it lowered another 7c.. now its at 63c max load
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I'm loving the super loud fan! lol
Running 35C idle, 60C full load at 2,100RPM
33C idle 51C loaded at 4,600RPM

both at 1.2v (stock is 1.125) and I am ATI tool stable at 780/1560/1255
More tinkering to be done.
Now I want to water cool this thing!
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Hey guys! I read this thread 3 days ago however I have a 3850 OC edition, it came with a dual slot cooler and this what it is now. The mod is simple yet super effective. Thanks
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+REP for thread starter. Not only is this method the most effective bar water cooling, but it also costs next to nothing, in some cases free if you have spare fans. Im definitely buying 2x 120mm fans and putting them on my gtx 275 tomorrow, 95C full load F@H is scandlous

EDIT: 120mm/80mm, i need to take off the reference cooler to check if i can fit 120mm fan, if not ill stick with 2x 80mm
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Originally Posted by B4Shock View Post
+REP for thread starter. Not only is this method the most effective bar water cooling, but it also costs next to nothing, in some cases free if you have spare fans. Im definitely buying 2x 120mm fans and putting them on my gtx 275 tomorrow, 95C full load F@H is scandlous

EDIT: 120mm/80mm, i need to take off the reference cooler to check if i can fit 120mm fan, if not ill stick with 2x 80mm

80mm is almost a perfect fit.
120mm will have quite a lot of hang-off.
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From that 1st pic, it looks like the fins are open and not closed towards the top. Is this true? If so, that would explain such low temps and I'll be popping my cover off and kickin up the volts too!
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From that 1st pic, it looks like the fins are open and not closed towards the top. Is this true? If so, that would explain such low temps and I'll be popping my cover off and kickin up the volts too!
Correct, fins are open on top and bottom
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That's awesome. I had someone pick me up a 120mm blue thermaltake smartfan (95cfm) for my cpu today and it turned out to be a 92mm. Guess where it's going?
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ERK!
I lied. Fine are not open on top. There's a metal plate there.

Anyways.
I just swapped over to a pair of 92mm Delta's that I snagged for $1.99/ea at my local Microcenter. They're MUCH quieter than the tornado.

They're running push-pull. Push at the back, pull in the front.
I used some plastic packaging to rig up some direction flow so I'm not sucking in hot air.
I also added a dome to the rear to cool the back side of the board.

Overall, MUCH quieter than stock and runs 38C idle 60C OCCT w/ 1.2V at about 60% fan speed
cooler yet cranked up. About 56C in OCCT.






(bokeh got a little out of control on that last one, lol)
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