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I have a pair of xfx 4890's xxx running CF at 950/1013 and gpu1 is 42c idle and gpu2 is 47c idle and fan speed 46%.
My question is should i pull the trigger on a pair of scythe musashi cooler's to get my cards cooler and have no room on my mobo for my add-on cards. Or do you guys think i'm running good enough temps without aftermarket cooling?
Just need some opinions...thanks
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post #2 of 6
Good enough, unless you like spending money.

My 9800GTX idles at 45-50 and I game fine on 60% fan speed. (65 max, usually 60 Celcius )
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post #3 of 6
What are your max temps though?

It all depends on your preference to be honest!

I couldn't stand to have my cooler at such heat so I got my cooler but I also like overclocking - Hence the website - so cooling is quite important to me.... but it's up to you... do you spend the money on making it cooler and more overclockable or are you ok with your performance and heat and want to get more of a overall experience?
    
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I don't have alot of time to game and haven't really givin the gpu's a good testing yet. I did however retim the cards and drop the idle's about 4c lower and ran one vantage test and and i believe temps were around 63/68c.
Yes, i do understand overclocking and max preformance i'm just a little weak in the gpu department. I don't wanna spend money on more cooling if ocn'ers think my temps are reasonable....just trying to get a concenses.
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post #5 of 6
Well if you're not gaming, then why ask? ( Unless you're using something gpu dependent/etc )

They are reasonable, did you check to see what your in-game temperatures were?
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post #6 of 6
Those temps are perfectly reasonable, for most things you are going to be doing..... no need to buy any extra cooling at all!
    
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