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So, I'm finally getting the last few bits for my sig rig this week; and should be ready to start overclocking this weekend. Not planning on pushing it too far; just tweaking a bit.

I can't really afford to upgrade the cooling on my graphics cards right now though; and when I can, I'm definitely going to water cooling. Is the stock cooler sufficient to handle a bit of overclocking (beyond the factory overclock), or should I wait on pushing them until I can afford the move to water cooling?
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I got the Galaxy GTX 460 OC version with their stock cooler. I overclocked it to 860/1720/1900 without any issues.

Fan speed: 42%
Idle: 27 - 32C
Load: 50 - 57C
Ambient temp: 75F

I don't think your stock cooler would be any difference than mine. You should be fine if your temps are good on your cooler.
Edited by TaiDinh - 2/9/11 at 8:30pm
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