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post #2791 of 5998
Nvidia reference cooling is outclassed by the brands who do their own cooling solutions, ie, Asus, MSI, Gigabyte, etc. I was so dependent on Afterburner or RT to cool my cards and mitigate the hair dryer loudness of the fans until I switched to a non-ref cooled card. With idle in the 30s and load in 60s, fan control software is not needed. Its unlikely that I will ever buy a reference design card again.
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Whoops, saw your system specs and saw EVGA and thought that's what you owned. I wouldn't use the EVGA fan unlocker on the PNY card. Couldn't tell you which one would work.
It's a common mistake people make with me as most people don't have 2 complete i7 builds and 4 active GPU's ( actually have more lik 10-12 GPU's but none of the others are worth using as they would take more points away from the CPU than they would make folding. If you haven't gotten the clue from my past couple of posts, I use all of my available computer components for folding@home.

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I wouldn't use the MSI Afterburner beta version as it's always got bugs in them to be ironed out. Yes the final release above does allow for voltage tweaks now. Great utility.
Almost all beta programs have bugs. That's what the beta is for. If no one uses the beta programs then when it gets certified, it will still have the bugs since no one helped to find them. So I will happily use the beta and deal with the bugs for the time being (and of course report any and all bugs that I find) so that the rest of the community that uses MSI Afterburner can have a fully functional working build of the software. It usually doesn't take a beta (with this type of software anyways) long to go from beta to certified software.

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And lastly, WOW that's one aggressive fan setting. I've never run a fan on a GPU at 100% all the time. I have a question for you.....does running the fan that hard 24/7 ok? Wouldn't it wear the fan out and shorten it's life expectancy? Do you do the same for your EVGA GTX 480? If so, what's your idle temp?
Yes I use the same profile for all of my GPU's. The cooler they run all the time (mine are never idle. I fold on them 24/7/365.25 (there are actually 365.25 days in every year, hence the extra day for a leap year every 4 years. 0.25 days X 4 years = 1 day) with the exception of when they broadcast and receive Work units and when I do an update that requires a restart) then the longer they will last, in theory anyways. The great thing about having both eVGA cards and PNY cards is that if the fan wears out (or any other component breaks or wears out) then I get a new one as a replacement free of charge (with the exception of shipping to them of course). Any on the off chance that they no longer have my card available, they usually send a newer more powerful card for the inconvenience. That works for me. I started doing it for one reason. It's kinda like when you buy a new TV. You should leave it on for a whole month without turning it off. The reasoning behind it is that if something is going break then it will break in that month (most of the time). How else would you get 730 hours (730 hours was calculated using the following calculation: 365 / 12 = 30.4166666666667 days(and so on) 30.4166666666667 days * 24 hours = 730.0000000000008 hours) of non stop testing? So I figured that if I ran the cards at full load (which is what they were bought for anyways since I bought them (with the exception of the eVGA GTX 480 SC, I bought that and the rest of the original parts to my sig rig to build a gaming computer. I have gamed a total of maybe 30 hours since I built it a year ago (July 20th, 2011). I cought the Folding@Home bug a couple of days after building my computer and my obsession with getting MOAR POWER hasn't subsided since (I think that's a no duh statement right? I mean, why else build a second i7 build for myself lol). So to make a long story.... well, not quite so long, lol. I started doing the 100% fan thing for the above stated reasons and liked my considerably lower temps so kept it like that. My max load temps for the 3 X GTX 480's never goes above 65c. That's the top card with each card having at least a 850 Core 1700 Shader and 1950 memory overclock. Did I answer your question to your satisfaction? I know you asked about idle temps but as I stated above, I don't have any idle time on my cards. I can tell you that while gaming, at max settings for Crysis, my top GPU never broke 50c.

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Nvidia reference cooling is outclassed by the brands who do their own cooling solutions, ie, Asus, MSI, Gigabyte, etc. I was so dependent on Afterburner or RT to cool my cards and mitigate the hair dryer loudness of the fans until I switched to a non-ref cooled card. With idle in the 30s and load in 60s, fan control software is not needed. Its unlikely that I will ever buy a reference design card again.
Apparently the PNY GTX 570 isn't a reference design. Or that's at least what I have read from several places. It doesn't have the Hamster wheel fan in it. It uses a fan design much like those on the eVGA 460's and 560 ti cards (with the 92mm (or maybe 80mm) fan in the middle of the card). With that said, I would still like to up the fan speed to 100%. It does dump all that extra heat into my case buy I have 14 fans in my HAF X so It recycles the air in the case rather fast. My internal case temps are ambient temps from outside of the case (usually between 60f and 70f). I agree with you about not buying reference designed cards anymore (unless I find a cannot pass on deal like I did with my 2 PNY GTX 480's. I paid $185 each for them). I really love MSI's Twin Frozr cooling design. I had a 260 GTX (216 core) with the Twin Frozr II and it had super low temps with higher than normal clocks. I want to get the Twin Frozr Lightning GTX 480's or GTX 580's. They have more features than most motherboards do these days. Hell, they even make the fans spin backwards for a few seconds when you boot your computer so that it blows the dust out of the heat sink fins. Ingenious design.
Edited by lawrencendlw - 7/11/11 at 1:53am
post #2793 of 5998
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Nvidia reference cooling is outclassed by the brands who do their own cooling solutions, ie, Asus, MSI, Gigabyte, etc. I was so dependent on Afterburner or RT to cool my cards and mitigate the hair dryer loudness of the fans until I switched to a non-ref cooled card. With idle in the 30s and load in 60s, fan control software is not needed. Its unlikely that I will ever buy a reference design card again.
To each his own. Personally the main reason for reference was hot air exhaust blowing out the rear air flow bracket out my tower, as opposed to being dumped inside my case raising ambient temps.

I like to OC my CPU and RAM and inside a mid-size tower can hurt final results a bit. I sacrafice a little less GPU overclock for a higher CPU and RAM overclock.

Others who own mid-towers with poor cable management or just poor designs in general that don't have good ventilation, reference is better.

A reference 570 and a non-reference 570 will dissipate the same amount of heat. Natrually the non-reference cards are kept cooler being blown right off the card while the reference has the hot air inside the shroud trapped for a bit before going out the back.

In general, non-reference cards over clock better due to being kept cooler and allowing pushing it futher, but at the cost of ambient temps inside the case going higher.

Lastly the reference cards are the best cards for water cooling or after market air cooling as the non-reference dosen't have this option. As for the fan sound I could care less as I don't hear it until I game and event then I'm into my game and not paying attention, dosen't bother me.

Both have a purpose, it varies from person to person what their wanting more out of their GPU. Personally the higher temp dosen't bother me because it dosen't hurt the card in the slightest, except for that difference in OC. In return I get a cooler CPU & RAM.

I got my580 OC to 923Mhz core with 1.1000v which is pretty good for air cooling alone. Some of the non-reference 580 cards 950Mhz core, so we're talking 27Mhz. **OFFICIAL**GTX 580 Overclocking Club**
     
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Updated! If you were not added please READ the first post..
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Requirements

- Must be a GPU-Z validation, screenshot OR photo
- MUST contain your OCN username as is
- Brand name must be stated
- Core clock must be stated if overclocked
- If you are claiming a "high" OC, please provide stability proof (ie. 3DM11)
- Screenshot provided, check.
- Check.
- Check.
- Check.
- I don't know what you mean by "high" so I told you to tell me if you needed and validation of stability. So what's the problem here, man?
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post #2795 of 5998
Got me a PNY GTX 580 xlr8

http://www.techpowerup.com/gpuz/vr8uc/

Still at stock settings. Will be overclocking the gpu when I get this under water.

Got a question guys, why is my gtx 580 still at max 1.15 when I've checked the unlock gpu voltage in MSI afterburner?

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post #2796 of 5998
Subz3ro, I would also need you to update me on the list of 580 owners as having two 580s. Since I was able to iron out the crashing at 900 core to needing a bit more GPU vCore I would also like to be listed as two 580s at 900 core. Thank you very much.
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post #2797 of 5998
Made some initial overclocking, can't help it lol



http://www.techpowerup.com/gpuz/28mug/

http://3dmark.com/3dmv/3310351

gpu core was at 1.15v. Might be more there or not. PNY GTX 580...
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May I join please?

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Add me please. Rocking a MSI GTX 580 Lightning. Clocks are in the screen shot.

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May I join please?

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Hey GA, I noticed that one of your GTX580's is running @ x8, what is the other running @?
 
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