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Gigabyte 7800gt idling around 44 degrees with vf700-cu

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I ordered the all copper vf700-cu 2 and installed it fine. it seems to only idle around 44 degrees. That's only a few degrees lower than stock. It came with a fan adapter to plug the fan into the PSU, but it has 3 or 4 different plug ins and i just chose one. The fan is working. If i plug it into another one, will the RPM's go up or something?

here's the cooler
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835118117
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My 7800GT idles around 44C without that big cooler. All you had to do was put the fan speeds to 100% while gaming and like 75% while idle and it improves idle temps like 5-6C and gaming temps especially.

Not sure about that cooler though.
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2 of the plugs will run the fan with 5v and the other 2 run it at 12v. It's done as a measure to deal with noise. If you aren't concerened about it switch it to the other color. The documentation that came with the cooler should identify which is which.

Just watched the install flash movie, the white is the 5v and the black is the 12v. Plug it into the black.
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sweet, thanks chimra, rep+
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did the trick, just alt-tabbed out of CoD2(settings maxxed i believe) and it was at 50C. Is there a better way of finding my avg temp during game? maybe a program that i can start right before a game and stop right after?
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did the trick, just alt-tabbed out of CoD2(settings maxxed i believe) and it was at 50C. Is there a better way of finding my avg temp during game? maybe a program that i can start right before a game and stop right after?
you can use riva tuner to log your temps while your gaming

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thanks works great. i played BF2 for a while and highest it got was 50C. one thing, my OC on this thing is horrible. I put it to 420/1200 and when i tested it the screen got a bunch of colorful lines and then said testing was unsuccessful.
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thanks works great. i played BF2 for a while and highest it got was 50C. one thing, my OC on this thing is horrible. I put it to 420/1200 and when i tested it the screen got a bunch of colorful lines and then said testing was unsuccessful.
Thats artifacting from the memory clock being to high.

You should be able to do 475/1175
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