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Really impressive, my card runs way over 90 when overclocked in heaven, under 80 is not hot in my eyes, warm more like it

Now I want this cooler even more

You got it off from ebay? how long it took from the day you ordered it to get to you
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post #32 of 252
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Originally Posted by Nikkeli View Post
Really impressive, my card runs way over 90 when overclocked in heaven, under 80 is not hot in my eyes, warm more like it

Now I want this cooler even more

You got it off from ebay? how long it took from the day you ordered it to get to you
Yeah, I'm not disappointed in the performance at all. The only thing that I'm not real excited about is the idle fan noise. I wish they were PWM fans and could scale down their speed on idle to reduce the noise when you don't need the cooling to be quite so aggressive.

I ordered 7/2 and got it today. 8 business days

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A couple install tips:

Use the right size screw driver. If you don't have one that locks into the heads, don't try to force it...you'll just strip it. Plan on 2-3 hours if you're anal like me and double and triple check everything.

The instructions call for you to use black thin spacers on BOTH sides of the mounting holes on the board. Do not use them on the face side of the board, only the back. Having them on the face side prevented the cooler from making good contact with the GPU. I had to remount after taking off the spacers. The vrm/memory heatsinks on the far right of the board need to be placed very carefully. There's a resistor just to the right of them that sits just BARELY higher than the modules and if you don't clear that resistor, you won't make good contact.
Edited by Scooby24 - 7/13/10 at 8:42pm
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I loled at your PSU, bit overkill unless you run 3 way sli or something
Better safe than sorry, right?

How are those little heatsinks, do they stay actually stay in the card unlike similar ones that I've had experience with.
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Why not make a fan profile in afterburner for idle and put the fan speed really low?
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post #35 of 252
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I loled at your PSU, bit overkill unless you run 3 way sli or something
Better safe than sorry, right?

How are those little heatsinks, do they stay actually stay in the card unlike similar ones that I've had experience with.
At 40 amps per 12v rail, the PSU is perfect for 2 way SLI with 480's which is what I purchased it to be able to handle. I wouldn't risk trying 3-way with it...not enough amps.

The heatsinks seemed to stick pretty with with 3m thermal adhesive. Instructions called for me to press on them for 10 sec each to get to stick and it seemed to work alright.
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Why not make a fan profile in afterburner for idle and put the fan speed really low?
They aren't PWM fans. The nvidia board header sends the fan speed control signal through that 4th pin, which relies on the fans themselves to do the voltage and speed control, as opposed to old school linear voltage adjustment.

The result is the fan running at 100% capacity the entire time. Adjusting the fan speed in afterburner has no effect.

At the price of the cooler, I can't really expect them to come with PWM fans....but it would be a welcome option.

Even some low noise adapters would be nice.
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First of all thanks for posting all this info Scooby24! I've been wanting to get rid of the oh-so-noisy stock cooler on my GTX470 since I got the card.

Your mention of idle noise worries me, though. 55-60% fan speed on my stock 470 cooler is definitely enough to be annoying for me. Is there a way to force the Icy Vision fans to spin at lower rpm (maybe as clerick said, manually from MSI Afterburner)? I wouldn't mind giving up a few degrees of cooling for near-silence
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What tool will report VRM temps?

I just upped voltage to 1.113, 860 core and 2100 memory and it peaked at 77c in heaven. Pretty impressive when you put this cooler through realistic stress tests.
Rivatuner will. But, you'll have to setup the plug-ins to have it show the VRM temps. For me, the plugin for this is the VT1103.dll plugin that is listed, I'm not sure if it will be the same for you.
    
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First of all thanks for posting all this info Scooby24! I've been wanting to get rid of the oh-so-noisy stock cooler on my GTX470 since I got the card.

Your mention of idle noise worries me, though. 55-60% fan speed on my stock 470 cooler is definitely enough to be annoying for me. Is there a way to force the Icy Vision fans to spin at lower rpm (maybe as clerick said, manually from MSI Afterburner)? I wouldn't mind giving up a few degrees of cooling for near-silence
If we can find some low noise adapters for the fans, we could utilize that to sacrifice cooling to achieve noise reduction...that or fan speed controllers that would work with the fan header.

I put in a support request to Gelid asking about possible future PWM fan options and/or low noise adapters. I will let you know if I hear anything back.
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If we can find some low noise adapters for the fans, we could utilize that to sacrifice cooling to achieve noise reduction...that or fan speed controllers that would work with the fan header.

I put in a support request to Gelid asking about possible future PWM fan options and/or low noise adapters. I will let you know if I hear anything back.
Ah, thanks for the quick reply -- I see you addressed my question in the post you made right before mine went through XD

I may end up waiting for the Zalman VF3000F, which is supposed to come with a manual fan speed controller.
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