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So i have a nice Asus GTX480 i bought new from scan 3 weeks ago.

From what i have read about the GTX480 i was actually suprised to see that the one i actually have in my rig clocks quite well on air.
My ambients are low as im scrooge and dont use central heating much so this maybe helps a little with temps.

I have spent the last 3 weeks pushing it a lil more every night and backed off some times with the mem due to artifacting in games and Kombustor.

I seem to have found quite a stable point now with max temps ever hitting 77 degrees(Kombustor) and usually no higher than 73-74 in games,yes i do use an obnoxiously loud fan profile up to 82% its been but i wear headphones and i dont care much for the neighbours.

My current clocks are 870/2050 using 1113v, like i say i have tested this quite well in many many games and im happy that this is stable.

Im now about to grab a block for it that i have bookmarked,deccent price new and pretty good reviews thermally wise,XSPC Razor GTX480,sure its fugly but i dont care too much seen as its quite reasonable price.

What im wondering is...is it likely theres much more i could get from this card?
Should i grab the block,pump more volts and aim for 950 core?
Or should i just pay some of my bills instead? JkJk

I see 1138 is my max in MSI AB,would this be too much to use 24/7 under water?
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you can bios mod the card to get more voltage
if I recall you can get 1.2v or somewhere around there


I'd get it under water
better temps and longer life span
that and +1 for the epeen
Edited by 3dfxvoodoo - 3/30/11 at 4:14pm
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480's love the water. Could probably get well into the 900's on 1.138
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Originally Posted by Draygonn View Post
480's love the water. Could probably get well into the 900's on 1.138
this
all the high end 400 card love water
my 470 is at 1.087v 850c 1900m
55c at full system load
that a 260 470 PII965
before it was like 85~95c full load on the card
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Looking like buy the block so far....
I wouldnt mind being able to take the earphones off i suppose,so 1138v in MSI AB will be good for 24/7 then ?

Thanks guys...
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