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Would a reference GTX 480 like the Asus one benefit from a high flow pci bracket? Thanks.
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The high flow bracket will only drop your temps 1-2C, while the back plate can drop them around 7C, more if you have a fan blowing over it.
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The high flow bracket will only drop your temps 1-2C, while the back plate can drop them around 7C, more if you have a fan blowing over it.
I've been reading up on Backplates. They seem to only be dropping temps 2-5c, which granted every degree counts, but definitely not contending with an aftermarket cooler, or water BUT, I'm getting 2x Backplates anyway, as they just look so darn cool!
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I lost about 10C off of my full load temp. But I have a front intake 120mm that blows right over my entire card.
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I lost about 10C off of my full load temp. But I have a front intake 120mm that blows right over my entire card.
Sweet! I'm thinking of just going water soon. I like SILENCE I already have my rear panel modded for a 120mm Rad, so I can just slap it back on and run another DD1200 Pump
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My SC+ card is much cooler than my zotac was, so the backplate and hi flow bracket are definitely helping, havent even changed thermal paste and with 875 core temps wont go above 80c in bfbc2
though it has gpu usage bug but we'll see when I get my new mobo, cpu and ram so I can fire it up again with HAF X.
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Hi fellows, I just read the thread and try to over clock my EVGA 480 GTX (water cool) to 900/2100, but keep getting blank white screen. Here what I did so far:

Use Xtreme Tuner HD and flash the bios to OVertage 480 EVGA (from first page of this tread)
Downloaded and run MSI Afterburn and change the voltage to max = 1.213
Tried to use Asus Smart Doctor to go higher than 1.213, but it won't detect the GPU
So using the Afterburn to : 1.213 Vcore, 900/2100, and get blank Screen, but safe with 860/2100. Anything higher than 860, it just give me blank screen.

My system spec.: Asus p6t, OCZ 6GZ gold (8-8-8-24), I7 920 (OC 4.2Ghz), Thermaltake 700 Watt PSU, EVGA 480GTX.

Did I do something wrong?? Missing something?? Looking forward to your response. Thanks
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That's not how you overclock. You are forcing a TON of voltage through that chip, if you're lucky you haven't damaged it. This would be like puting your car in second gear and flooring the accelerator, then driving down the freeway.
Read a GPU overclocking guide, and hope for the best. You only add voltage when a frequency increase causes instability or artifacts.
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Did I do something wrong?? Missing something?? Looking forward to your response. Thanks
The blank screen is either OCP or OVP(overcurrent or overvoltage protection) kicking in. There is a hard mod to disable that.
    
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I can not tell the different between 1.138 and 1.21. When I click apply with 1.210, nothing happen, but when I change the core clock pass 860, it gives me blank screen. I think it might be the overvolttage protection, can you give me more info on how to disable or pass that protection. Much appreciate.

And what is OCP standfor? I'm still new to GPU OC.
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