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Poll Results: Was your previous card ATI or NVIDIA?

 
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post #1831 of 5998


Just so you guys see what I was ranting about.

Why the hell does my beautiful 580 have a poo colored PCB? Yeah blah blah blah it's copper. Then why weren't old 580s like this?
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Asus GTX 570 & 580 directCU II have the black back plate it's bad ass, that's the reason i went with asus version because of that...well and because of the two fans.
    
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post #1833 of 5998
My board came in black pcb but with no high flow bracket. Had to install it myself for $10 ordered from EVGA.

Also, turns out I didn't remove the plastic film from my GTX 580 shroud after 3 months of use. I found them today. I'm glad I belong to this club. Thanks guys for the posting.


     
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post #1834 of 5998
Just for some fun comparison, here is a brand new build pic. (Yes that is an ATi 3450 in my PCI-e slot )

Then:


Now:



On a side note has anyone seen ridiculous idle temps like these before?


24*C? My basement was only 61F, but still, that's only 8 degrees delta!

Also the voltages that Nvidia Inspector is reading in that shot show .963v. Those would be my 2D idle voltages, yes? And 1.025v is the 3D voltage? Just trying to figure out if my VID is high for a 580.
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post #1835 of 5998
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Originally Posted by Arizonian View Post
My board came in black pcb but with no high flow bracket. Had to install it myself for $10 ordered from EVGA.

Also, turns out I didn't remove the plastic film from my GTX 580 shroud after 3 months of use. I found them today. I'm glad I belong to this club. Thanks guys for the posting.

http://img846.imageshack.us/i/gtx580...ehighflow.jpg/
Did that overclock work that I sent you?
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Did that overclock work that I sent you?
Hey buddy, haven't had time to apply it. Might do it tonight. Thanks bunches for that. I'll give it a try and +1 rep - your a great help to the club. We're lucky to have you.

That's a nice rig btw. You said it wasn't. Clean and spacious. Good job. My rig pic is in my public profile sporting my GTX 580.
     
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Asus GTX 570 & 580 directCU II have the black back plate it's bad ass, that's the reason i went with asus version because of that...well and because of the two fans.
The Direct CU-II is pretty fantastic. Even overclocked, under load my card hovers around 50c max, and this is without mucking about with fan profiles.

What I find odd is that you can get the Asus 580 Direct CU II for $488 in Canada. That's actually cheaper than any of the reference cards...





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The Direct CU-II is pretty fantastic. Even overclocked, under load my card hovers around 50c max, and this is without mucking about with fan profiles.

What I find odd is that you can get the Asus 580 Direct CU II for $488 in Canada. That's actually cheaper than any of the reference cards...
Well on newegg for america it's dead $500 + shipping unless they lowered the price by now.
    
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Just tried my first OC on this card @ 850/1700/2100 @1.05v and it failed seconds into Vantage.

I really hope this card isn't a crap overclocker. That would be my luck. Should I try more volts? I took a gander at some OC's people posted here and that was the general consensus for 850. Temps didn't even get higher than 46. Maybe the fan wasn't ramping as fast as it needed to to cool the VRMs?

I'm thinking of trying it with 1.075v for 850. Shouldn't need it but I want to get it there.

EDIT: Son of a *beep*.

Just tried 850 @ 1.05v again but this time with 85% fan. Didn't go over 41C there before crashing. So we know it isn't heat related. Is it possible this chip sucks?
Edited by blackbalt89 - 4/13/11 at 9:02pm
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