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How hot will a 2nd GTX 480 get?

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I currently have a Hydro Copper GTX 480 in my rig which is dead silent and maxes out at 47C during full load. Im thinking of adding an air cooled GTX 480 to my rig (for the moment and then eventually when I get money I will add water block and etc.) So my question is, how hot will the air cooled GTX 480 get while gaming? The air cooled one will be the secondary card at the bottom.

Here is a pic of my rig from last week:


Im taking out the 8800GT and the 2nd GTX 480 will go there.
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post #2 of 12
It should run at normal temps as its fan won't be blocked by anything, around 70c tops
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post #3 of 12
Probably about as hot as the 8800GT tbh.
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Originally Posted by railfan844 View Post
It should run at normal temps as its fan won't be blocked by anything, around 70c tops
When I used to have an air cooled GTX 480 before I changed to the hydro copper, normal temp was around 92C during full load

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Probably about as hot as the 8800GT tbh.
The 8800GT doesn't really get hot because its only being used for physX
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post #5 of 12
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When I used to have an air cooled GTX 480 before I changed to the hydro copper, normal temp was around 92C during full load
So... you already know how hot an air cooled 480 gets? Maybe I'm misunderstanding the thread.
post #6 of 12
you should put it below the 8800GT.
it should run at normal temps just like others 480's.
you can always get custom cooler or a block like you said later on.
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post #7 of 12
Under 90c in games.

Furmark says 96c.
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post #8 of 12
if you had both 480s aircooled then you would get high temps... but since your main 480 is watercooled it would reach about 65-75 tops
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post #9 of 12
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Originally Posted by Booty Warrior View Post
So... you already know how hot an air cooled 480 gets? Maybe I'm misunderstanding the thread.
I was assuming the secondary GTX 480 wouldn't constantly be at 100% load.

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if you had both 480s aircooled then you would get high temps... but since your main 480 is watercooled it would reach about 65-75 tops
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post #10 of 12
Quote:
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I was assuming the secondary GTX 480 wouldn't constantly be at 100% load.



Awesome. Thank you
If you SLI them they will have equal load across the cards. I get a max temp of about 84 in benchmarks like 3DMark11 and temps in the 70s for most games (29 degree ambients though and cards with no PCI slot between them).
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