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I apologize in advance, I wasn't sure where to place this thread.

My gtx 470 has been getting to hot recently while gaming, I've noticed it to peak at 90 degrees. I would like to solve this solution before i sli my machine. I don't have much more room for fans either unless i replace a few of the coolermaster stock ones.
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What type of 470 do you have?
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Gigabyte Overclocked version, I probally should of made that more clear in the original post sorry.
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I think that it's not you problem, 470OC's cooler is not so efficient as 470SO's windforce cooler(3 fans), my 470SO temps about 86*C when Furmark.
GF100 runs hot originally, so the temp you type is not abnormal, don't worry.
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Mine loads at 94*C with 100% fan speed doing OCCT . You're just fine.
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Im still not happy with the temps personally, are their any aftermarket coolers that you could recommend?
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90C when gaming is pretty hot for a single 470 unless it's running at like 800 core and 1.087V. You probably have some pretty bad airflow going in your case is my guess.

Have you tried setting up a custom fan profile in Afterburner to make the gpu fan spin up faster in response to rising temps? The auto-fan profile (at least on the reference versions of the card) is not all that aggressive until temps get up around 90C, so that also could be part of the issue here as well.

I've heard that MSi is going to be releasing the TwinFrozr II cooler in an 'aftermarket' capacity pretty soon (maybe w/in the next few weeks) ... It's a pretty sweet cooler ...

Also ... using v-sync tends to keep temps down in most scenarios
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Im still not happy with the temps personally, are their any aftermarket coolers that you could recommend?
Two best options are the Zalman VF3000F ant the Arctic Cooling Accelero Xtreme Plus [with the VR003 addon]

Of the two the Zalman seems a bit ahead imo, though I'd take the Arctic Cooling just because I've used them before and they perform amazingly well.

Keep in mind both are 3 slot coolers, so SLi might yet tricky really fast ><
    
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post #9 of 17
defo use v-sync if you are getting over 60fps, i have see a nice drop when i did that. also for when you get SLI this is what i have done, i want to get a better fan though as the currnet one is crap.

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post #10 of 17
your spacing of your PCI-E is 3 slots...

and you have the same case as i do...

so you could have 2x AXP coolers like i have done



The temps are

Top Card:

Idle - 48 Deg C

Load - 70 Deg C

Bottom Card:

Idle - 42 Deg C

Load - 64 Deg C

and that is for 2x480s @ 800/1600/2100 @1.1v

so think what the temps would be like for 2x 470s...

also the AXP cooler is silent
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