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post #771 of 1902
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Originally Posted by koooowweeee View Post
whats the High Flow Bracket and Backplate is it for better cooling? and so the card does not bend under the weight? think im going to get an ek block anyway
The High Flow Bracket enhances cooling by decreasing airflow resistance achieved with having large holes for more hot air to come out of. The Backplate serves threes purposes: aesthetics, PCB damage protection, and additional cooling. Of course it also helps with bending resistance (which isn't really a problem for these cards anyways) but that's not it's essential design.
post #772 of 1902
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Videocards can't speak...but if they did, yours would be saying

Caaannn't. Brreeaaatthhe. Need. Neeeeed. Neeeeeed air!
God that setup looks hot...and I don't mean cool when I say hot.... lol.
hehe. actually, it runs cooler than my 5970+ 2 5870 setup by about 20C on the top 5970.

by putting the GTX 465 in the middle, it allows more than half the top 5970's fan to be exposed to open air. and the bottom one is completely exposed.

and the GTX 465 idles at around 50-60C in the middle to boot.

my old setup was really really hot. it ran at load at like 85-89C and idled at nearly 65-70. this one idles at 45 on a cool day, and loads at 73C
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Well, I started OC'n my 470 after I saw AION doesn't take full advantage of my GPU. My load is usually around 45-70%, and on load screens 100%. I'm on the beta drivers (got them two-three months ago), and 1.6.1 AB beta.

I am slowly working my core up by 10, and playing the game to see if there are any artifacts. I have a custom fan profile set, and I was wondering if this is a safe way to do it? I OC just once a day, and if I game fine.. the next day I move up by another 10. I have not flashed my BIOS, but I was wondering if it's needed to get the most out of my card on air? So far I'm at 660 core, and the rest are stock (will OC after I get the highest or safest core).
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post #774 of 1902
Just Got it today

ASUS GTX 470


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I just did some overclocking and stuff to try out.
I got some questions.
Is this a good uni engine benchmark score
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Is Quadro Fermi out in the wild yet?
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Evga gtx 480sc + DangerDen waterblock



first time I've played with OC'ing it, I'll beat on it some more this weekend.
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Spot reserved.

MSI N480GTX is ordered and en route to my home.
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