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Just picked this up 2 days ago from a local.

*Galaxy gtx 480

Add me por favor.

**Proof is in the pictures, and here's a link to a thread I started about choosing a gpu--http://www.overclock.net/nvidia/7203...80-galaxy.html.
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Is it risky taking a 470/480 appart? ive taken numerous cards apart to change the TIM and never worried, but i saw Contagion's thread about breaking the screws, and im scared crapless to change the TIM on this thing....
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Is it risky taking a 470/480 appart? ive taken numerous cards apart to change the TIM and never worried, but i saw Contagion's thread about breaking the screws, and im scared crapless to change the TIM on this thing....
Honestly, if you are gentle with the card and use proper tools, you don't have to worry about it. The most important thing is not to rush and take your time to do it carefully and properly. These are expensive and fairly fragile parts you are dealing with, but there's no need to worry, just remember to be gentle and take your time and you will be fine.
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Honestly, if you are gentle with the card and use proper tools, you don't have to worry about it. The most important thing is not to rush and take your time to do it carefully and properly. These are expensive and fairly fragile parts you are dealing with, but there's no need to worry, just remember to be gentle and take your time and you will be fine.
Exactly. Taking your time is key. It took me over an hour to replace the TIM on both of my 470's. The covers are easy to take off, but after that, you have to be careful when you're unscrewing and removing the heatsink. Then, carefully take your time with wiping off the factory TIM completely, and subsequently, in applying your own TIM.

The trickiest part is screwing the heatsink back on, as it's a bit difficult to line them up perfectly. You have to remember to put a bit pf pressure when initially screwing the screws in since they are spring loaded, and use a diagonal pattern + hold the heatsink firmly in place as you turn each screw. If you think you misaligned, start over and take off the heatsink. Patience is key here, but if the end result is 4-5 degrees cooler temps just by replacing the factory TIM (maybe even more), it's well worth it.
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Exactly. Taking your time is key. It took me over an hour to replace the TIM on both of my 470's. The covers are easy to take off, but after that, you have to be careful when you're unscrewing and removing the heatsink. Then, carefully take your time with wiping off the factory TIM completely, and subsequently, in applying your own TIM.

The trickiest part is screwing the heatsink back on, as it's a bit difficult to line them up perfectly. You have to remember to put a bit pf pressure when initially screwing the screws in since they are spring loaded, and use a diagonal pattern + hold the heatsink firmly in place as you turn each screw. If you think you misaligned, start over and take off the heatsink. Patience is key here, but if the end result is 4-5 degrees cooler temps just by replacing the factory TIM (maybe even more), it's well worth it.
Excellent advice jcde7ago. +rep
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Could I be added thanks.

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Could I be added thanks.

Holy crap, you need 1.0 v for your OC?! Have you tried undervolting with those speeds? I haven't really seen many VID's of 1.0+...my twin EVGA's are both at .925 VID, and i've completely stabilized them at 750/1500/900 on only .962 mV.

Furmark after 30 min. had my top card at 98 celsius max, bottom card at only 80 celsius. BFBC2/Crysis Warhead on the highest of settings and temps don't even break 70 on either card. Top card is usually around 67-69, bottom card at 62-63. This is with fan speed profiles of 60% 2D clocks and 75% 3D clocks. Lowest idle temps were 37 degrees card 1, 35 degrees card 2.

And this is with the top card starved for air on my current 750i board, the 780i board i'll be swapping to in the next few days will allow about 3+ inches between my 470's, so the temps should be manageable and consistent, i.e., 80 max for both470's after 30 min. of Furmark, and never breaking 70 on most games at the highest settings.

You should play around with lower voltages...even if you have to drop down to like 725/1450/800-850 with much lower voltage than 1.0 (try .962 - .975) you will get much nicer temps. That is, of course, if you haven't tried already...in which case just disregard what I said
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OK Open1 I got my eVGA and here's the proof for you to add to original thread.



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