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post #11 of 17
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My main concern is the efforts i have to go through to get them at those temperatures - the Undervolting and custom fan profiles for example. The noise the fans make to maintain those temperatures makes my ears bleed (slight exaggeration).

These cards claim to be 'great overclockers' But if i'm getting these kind of temperatures at stock speeds after modding - i dare not even attempt to clock them higher.
post #12 of 17
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My main concern is the efforts i have to go through to get them at those temperatures - the Undervolting and custom fan profiles for example. The noise the fans make to maintain those temperatures makes my ears bleed (slight exaggeration).

These cards claim to be 'great overclockers' But if i'm getting these kind of temperatures at stock speeds after modding - i dare not even attempt to clock them higher.
I never heard of the palit GTX 460 been a good overclocker, nearly everyone uses MSI cards with cyclone coolers.

Or the gtx 460 Hawks were awesome at it.
 
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Love the solution.
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Made no difference atall, idle temps the same, as was the Heaven 2.5 benchmark temps. All its done is add to the noise

That's not surprising. You've got it fighting against the normal fan. You need something sucking out on that end or sucking out on the other end.
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post #15 of 17
Judging from the pictures, do you have the black cooling block instead of the heatpipe block?
The heatpipe palit/gainward cooler already gets hot, this one gets a lot hotter.
I've put a Scythe Setsugen 2 on mine and enjoying the cool temps and silence.
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See the side of your harddrive cage opposite the graphics card, mount a silverstone Air Penetrator fan there, a 140mm would work a treat.

I have done basicly same thing in my case with my gtx 480's knocked 10C off temps. I got gtx 480 card out at moment, still cable managment.

Its like a GPU wall lol.
That GTS 250 looks so dinky next to the twin 480s. XD
     
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post #17 of 17
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Problem solved, bought a GTX 560 ti instead

As for the heatsink yeah sadly it is just the black heat block, no pipes.

Id still be curious to hear of others little ghetto mods to remedy Palit/Gainwards poor cooling on these cards.
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