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Originally Posted by clemson View Post
well i just wonder how much more u can OC, bcuz u cant OC too much with the stock coolers bcuz they run so hot.
You can overclock plenty on the stock cooler after you wrap your head around the fact that 80 degree loads aren't necessarily "hot".
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i was able to hit 800/1600/1850 at 1.07v with a stock cooler, which is a pretty huge boost in performance, but u need to understand that u have to have ur fans set on 80% and two 470 at 80% is dam loud, im currantly going under water in my SLI set up, i will be up and runing by the end of this week so i will let u know, but with the clocks i have now i got 10fps increase in the heaven benchmark with everything maxed out, apperantly they are saying that crysis 2 will be crazy optimized which was the oposite for crysis one thats why it made our rigs cry.

if anything i would invest into WCing ur gpus, u would have to spend 200$ on blocks, 50$ for pump and res, and another 50-80$ on the rad, so around 320$ u could WC ur GPUS and go even higher with your OCING, but what i would do for now, is take ur 470 apart and replace the TIM on it, and see what kind of temps you get then.

when i did that i witessed a 5c cooler temps, just give it a try
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whats the TIM? and is there a guide on the forums to doing it?
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post #14 of 20
I just did water-cooled on my 470 gtx and what a big difference
Card doesnt hit past 59c as how I use to hit 99c on air over clocked

I wouldn't waist money on air coolers
Stay stock or go water cooled
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whats the TIM? and is there a guide on the forums to doing it?
TIM is the THERMAL COMPOUNT, like what u put on ur CPU between the actuall cpu and hte heatsink
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here we go i knew i mad a post on TIM and 470 a while ago, here u go OP hopefully this will help, just check it out, hopefuly it gives you an idea how the GPU is put together


http://www.overclock.net/nvidia/890077-tim-470-sux.html
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post #17 of 20
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there is ZERO reason to get a new cooler....
Definately not zero, but over the stock cooler the only real upgrade I'd consider would be water (no more jet engine but with an even better overclock, wheee).

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I just did water-cooled on my 470 gtx and what a big difference
Card doesnt hit past 59c as how I use to hit 99c on air over clocked
Agreed, with a better overclock than I could ever stabilize on air (though, now I have a modded bios for higher voltage limit since temps permit).
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Agreed, with a better overclock than I could ever stabilize on air (though, now I have a modded bios for higher voltage limit since temps permit).[/QUOTE]

nice Im using afterburner 1.6.0 and I can adjust the voltage to 1.213 but Im scared to blow up my card hahaaha
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I hit 78C with the fan on %60 1.2v and 800 core barely stable on my GTX 480. With water it does 900 24/7 at 1v and 975 at 1.2v for benching. 1GHz core if I drop the DRAM speed down a bit but it is counter productive because the 400/500 series is memory bandwidth limited at those core clocks.
 
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The FPS benefit you'll get from dropping the $120 will be very poor bang for buck. It doesn't help OC'ing enough to be worth it, cause that's a lot of dough. You're looking at maybe ... 8% extra FPS, MAX from this upgrade. Not enough to see w/the naked eye, put it that way. And it may even be 0%, the card might not OC any further at all ... it should be quieter though, so if that's worth it to you, maybe it's a good investment.
    
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