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good news: i reached 900MHz @ 1050mV went to bed last night 30k behind 5th pulling 19.5k PPD. woke up 9k behind 5th pulling 25k PPD.
bad news: temps are a steady 75-77c frown.gif
who wants to donate to me getting this 460 under water? tongue.gif
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good news: i reached 900MHz @ 1050mV went to bed last night 30k behind 5th pulling 19.5k PPD. woke up 9k behind 5th pulling 25k PPD.
bad news: temps are a steady 75-77c frown.gif
who wants to donate to me getting this 460 under water? tongue.gif

wheee.gif Hey, even at 77C, as long as it isn't erroring WUs or throttling, you are fine. The 460s can actually run up to 85C and still be within speck. Heck, my Zotac card (the one that eventually caught fire) would run up to 85C on some WUs (there were a batch of old beta WUs that ran about 10C hotter than ANYTHING) and never had any issues...until it caught fire, of course, but that was after about 18 months of folding 24/7 at 900MHz @ 1100mV.

Plus, lets be honest here, it was a Zotac card. It served me well, but honestly, it was crap. Hell, the fan wouldn't spin over 70% of max, ever, it was capped. I got it cheap, so I was happy with 18 months, but I'll probably never buy another Zotac product. Then again, for their prices, they do make good cheap stuff, so if I ever need another cheap GPU, I might do it again, but for something I want some performance / quality out of, no way.
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No problems here with my Zotac reference design. Non-reference wouldn't be an option for me though.
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No problems here with my Zotac reference design. Non-reference wouldn't be an option for me though.

Yeah, I'm not sure which mine was, but it was a good card while it worked, OCed like a bear and was OK running hot. But the fact that the fan wouldn't spin over 70% and that it caught fire under, somewhat, normal operation, are enough to scare me off from future products. Like I said, if I need something cheap and decent (like for someone elses build that won't be folding), I'd probably buy from them again, but if it is something for one of my main builds, I'll go with Asus, EVGA or Corsair (depending on the product).
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Yeah, I'm not sure which mine was, but it was a good card while it worked, OCed like a bear and was OK running hot. But the fact that the fan wouldn't spin over 70% and that it caught fire under, somewhat, normal operation, are enough to scare me off from future products. Like I said, if I need something cheap and decent (like for someone elses build that won't be folding), I'd probably buy from them again, but if it is something for one of my main builds, I'll go with Asus, EVGA or Corsair (depending on the product).

If the fan didn't spin over 70%, you probably had a non reference board with weak VRM design. You should only really get non reference cards from Asus and MSI Lightning. EVGA sucks too from time to time on their non ref cards.
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If the fan didn't spin over 70%, you probably had a non reference board with weak VRM design. You should only really get non reference cards from Asus and MSI Lightning. EVGA sucks too from time to time on their non ref cards.

Good to know, thanks, Blade. thumb.gif
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Good to know, thanks, Blade. thumb.gif

No problem, I wouldn't buy non ref Zotac cards either so that's a good call, but their service was pretty good from what I heard (Lifetime warranty etc.). For your own convenience it might be best to get Asus or EVGA but for reference it's okay wink.gif
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I'm so glad my TC card is a ref card right now. And it's true, the ref cards do seem to have much better VRM cooling than aftermarket (especially when comparing my sapphire 6950 to my HIS 6950).
 
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No problem, I wouldn't buy non ref Zotac cards either so that's a good call, but their service was pretty good from what I heard (Lifetime warranty etc.). For your own convenience it might be best to get Asus or EVGA but for reference it's okay wink.gif

Yeah, I'll tell you, I have an Asus DirectCU GTX460 and that thing is just impressive! I love that card and if I'm going to be buying another card that will not be watercooled, it will certainly be another Asus DirectCU, the coolers on those things are just beasts and it OCed like a dream, so they will have my business. As for cards that will be WCed, I like the selection EVGA offers, so I'll probably stick with those for WC purposes.
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