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anyone have some results with 120mm fans on this?

don't have any 80mm fans with me. if 120mm turns out to be better, I might do it since I have a spare one sitting here ^_^
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anyone have some results with 120mm fans on this?

don't have any 80mm fans with me. if 120mm turns out to be better, I might do it since I have a spare one sitting here ^_^
Yup, done it and it works very well. PITFA to get it on though.

I actually replaced the fan in the picture with a very low CFM fan I had lying around and my temps are still pretty good -- much better than the stock and now it's inaudible.





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what were your before and after temps. and fan speed %'s
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what were your before and after temps. and fan speed %'s
The stock cooling on my card couldn't cool worth a damn, let me start off by saying that. It got to 100C and crashed just playing games. Furmark was out of the question.

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Just got my motherboard replacement today and got everything setup.

My 260 is idling around 36c and loads in Furmark at 65C steady for 1 hour. 35C drop in load temps (at least in Furmark, I haven't had a chance to play a game for long). Major props to you Shane. AS5 takes a while to set so those temps might even go a little lower.

BTW, I'm using a fairly quiet 69CFM 120mm R4 fan from Cooler Master. Way quieter than the stock fan.

Edit:

I had a good gaming sessions and my temps never went beyond 50C, 35-40C drop .

And in case anyone is interested, my VRAM temps went down considerably as well using the stock pads. I don't have precise data of the previous temps but I know they're much lower now.
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omg i hate this! the screws are so tiny and they are so hard to unscrew. Im at the step where i have to take screws out of heatsink and remove the shroud. I can't even remove the screws D:
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omg i hate this! the screws are so tiny and they are so hard to unscrew. Im at the step where i have to take screws out of heatsink and remove the shroud. I can't even remove the screws D:
Try using a jeweler's screwdriver first if you can.

Mine were lock tighted in there and impossible to remove with a screwdriver or drill.
If that's the case with yours, take a drill bit and drill the screw heads in. That'll get em out.

Might lose your warranty that way though, dunno if they ever look at the heatsink/shroud when you RMA a card.
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I'm using a really tiny screwdriver and it's not moving. After getting to this point, it's kinda bs where I can't do anything else except clean it.
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My GTX260 Core 216's with auto fan stay below 50% fan and around 65% with no mods, get more airflow in your case man lol
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I'm using a really tiny screwdriver and it's not moving. After getting to this point, it's kinda bs where I can't do anything else except clean it.
Like I said, it's probably lock tighted in there.

Get a drill and drill the screws out.

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My GTX260 Core 216's with auto fan stay below 50% fan and around 65% with no mods, get more airflow in your case man lol
Part of it is noise too. Right now I'm using a silent 120mm fan and get the same or better temps than you depending on how high I turn the fan up (max is 1200RPM)
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how do you *drill the screws out*? are you basically saying, destroy the screws?

edit: nvm, use a drill with a + dril bit?
Edited by nub228 - 1/16/10 at 6:17pm
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