Originally Posted by PulkPull
The stock reference cooler is fine unless you want to overclock. Overclocking will req an aftermarket cooler to do so well.
I have both of mine OC to 900/1800/2000 (from 822/1645/1804 and 882/1764/1800) folding 24/7 and if I set the fan at 45%, temps never get above 65Â°c (ambient is around 74Â°F). On auto fan, temps get up to ~75Â° with the fan speed going to around 40%. I can't hear the fan (starts really making sound around 50%). If I set it at 100%, temps are around 55-58Â°.
Idle is around 43Â°c.
I am sure if I replaced the stock TIM with some AS 5 or MX-2 I would have even better temps.
I have not tried any higher yet (only had the cards a month), but I probably still have some headroom (although I may be selling one soon).Edited by blupupher - 1/7/11 at 8:56am