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post #11 of 20
That's a very beefy looking system you have Kevdog.
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post #12 of 20
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Originally Posted by Khobie View Post
That's a very beefy looking system you have Kevdog.
Thanks Bro, not as Beefy as "Chuck" tho, I like that Lian Li box
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post #13 of 20
Mount some 3-6 ultra kazes on to them! ;D
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post #14 of 20
Subbed... Need to read on a real computer.
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post #15 of 20
no its the galaxy cards fault, I have a 460 from galaxy my self, which does the same when put next to another card.

They get heat soaked too fast, no matter what fan you put next to them

other 460's dont do that.
post #16 of 20
Just doing a bit of research, I was putting together another rig from scratch and had some Galaxy 460 (768s) lying around. At stock they definitely got too hot for my comfort (and the fans were insanely annoyingly loud). I put better TIM on them, and even set some fans up blowing directly onto them and they still have issues. Like others said, I think the heatsinks get soaked way too fast. They don't recover well at all.

Probably going to have to stick them under water, or sell them and try some other cards.
post #17 of 20
Huh, good to know - looking to build a mostly dedicated folding PC based more around GPU usage in a few months and these were one of the cards I was looking at. Looks like I'll likely spend a few more bucks per card for a better cooler.
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post #18 of 20
i had the same issue with my galaxy 460. IT was next to a 5870 and the temps reached 100C. I had to separate them(460 on 4x slot) and now its at 56C.
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post #19 of 20
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Originally Posted by Sov90 View Post
Huh, good to know - looking to build a mostly dedicated folding PC based more around GPU usage in a few months and these were one of the cards I was looking at. Looks like I'll likely spend a few more bucks per card for a better cooler.
I bought 2 of the galaxies from frys and can confirm that if they are in a slot with a full height card in front of the fan, they hit 90 deg super easy then just go up from there.

I put a low profile gt430 next to it and the other gtx460is all by itself in a different folding rig. I reapplied TIM on both 460s which helped 5 degrees.

I definitely recommend against the galaxy gtx460 for folding.
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post #20 of 20
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Just doing a bit of research, I was putting together another rig from scratch and had some Galaxy 460 (768s) lying around. At stock they definitely got too hot for my comfort (and the fans were insanely annoyingly loud). I put better TIM on them, and even set some fans up blowing directly onto them and they still have issues. Like others said, I think the heatsinks get soaked way too fast. They don't recover well at all.

Probably going to have to stick them under water, or sell them and try some other cards.
Didn't know they made blocks for non-reference 460s.
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