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Overclocking with Stock Cooling on GTX460

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I've poked around, but searches aren't bringing up a really clear answer, so I figured I'd ask it here.

I have dual-SLI ASUS ENGTX460TOP768 cards that I'm finally ready to start pushing beyond the exising factory overclock. Judging from the reviews I've read online, the DirectCU stock cooler is a pretty good one; but it's not clear how well it will handle a push-the-envelope overclock.

I have water cooling on my CPU, but no plans to use it on my graphics cards at the moment (that's going to be my next build). Since the Asus cards are non-reference, I'd rather not muck about with trying to find aftermarket coolers if I don't have to. I have good positive airflow in the case, including a 250mm fan blowing outside air onto the cards; and a couple GT AP-15s on front blowing straight back at the cards.

So, thoughts?
Edited by luchog - 3/25/11 at 12:12pm
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If your asking about temps they should stay cool, you will hit a stability barrier before you get to the heat or noise limit because of the GF104 gpu which is cooler the the gf100.
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