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GTS 250 cooled with Scythe Musashi

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Ok, I had to make a new thread, because when I recycled the old thread about the Scythe Musashi, the mods locked it. So anyway, I have this eVGA GTS 250 1GB and it was running too damn hot. (88 degrees under full load). I ordered the Scythe Musashi online, and recently installed it. It is so big that I had to remove the hard drive bays and just place my hard drive in the bottom of the case. It came with RAM heatsinks that were just right for my ram. I initially thought I might need to strip of the thermal tape and instead use thermal epoxy, but it turned out that the thermal tape is very thin. (I originally imagined thermal tape as double sided foam tape ) Anyway, I did not use the Scythe thermal compound, but instead AS5. My load temperature is 70-71 degrees. Now its time for some overclocking

EDIT: the temperatures under load are obtained using FurMark as a stress testing tool with the Xtreme burning mode set to on
Edited by h4x0r - 4/1/11 at 11:31am
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Here are the pics:





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...the warp on that is quite frankly, worrying.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by spleenharvester View Post
...the warp on that is quite frankly, worrying.
It warped on the 9800GTX+ I put mine on. It's super flimsy but it cools really well.
     
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I had one on my 4890. It was amazing
post #6 of 7
You should tidy up all those cables. that would help the air flow in your case and help control the temps. just seems as though there are cables between front of case & gpu.

As for temps with the clocks in my sig.
37C idle
65 full load (furmark)
Edited by aramil - 4/5/11 at 2:44pm
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after removing side case panel, my GPU temps dropped by 8 degrees. Looks like that 230 mm fan on the side of my PC is nothing but a noisemaker.
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