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post #21 of 68
Bummer that that egva can't/won't give you a gtx 285; at least you tried. I hear your pain, seems the hand of fate forced an upgrade that happened sooner rather than later...enjoy your good fortune (or find someone willing to trade it for a gtx 285, seems a fair deal to me )
Edited by *AcidBath* - 4/12/11 at 5:06pm
post #22 of 68
keep the GTX470, up your participation in ocn and contribute to an overall harmonious and productive community and in no-time you'll have enough reps to sell. But don't let this be the only reason to contribute

A bit of advise if you are going to sell on Ebay, Take lots of pics of the cards you'll be selling and of their serial numbers, keep these for your records (don't post them in the sale ). There have been a lot of card scammers sending back dead cards with different serial #s. Also, note in your auction that the card has been documented for fraud protection for yourself. This will deter those sob scam artist prowling to cheat an honest person.

I love the GTX470, so much I have three on water
post #23 of 68
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So after gaming for several hours on the 470s I'm starting to grow a large distaste to not watercooling them

These things run hot as hell, with fan speed auto set at ~65% the GPUs were hitting 90C

I maxed the fan to 100% (5500RPM) and the GPUs sat around 65-71C.... but it sounds aweful... its like I got an Allison prop motor going in my room... so much noise!!!!
 
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post #24 of 68
they are hot, best to water cool them or get an aftermarket air cooler. in the mean time, some have changed the tim and that has helped quite a bit.
post #25 of 68
The stock cooling for Fermi is horrible (imo)

My 470's watercooled never see 50c(usually 40 is my average) overclocked to hell 100% load 24/7 folding. Even using aftermarket air cooling will be a big help.
    
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post #26 of 68
The 470 is much faster than the 285, best deal for you is to sell the water blocks and either just stay with the air cooled 470's or just get water blocks for them.
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post #27 of 68
Quote:
Originally Posted by wermad View Post
they are hot, best to water cool them or get an aftermarket air cooler. in the mean time, some have changed the tim and that has helped quite a bit.
I got an aftermarket air cooler for my 470 and used arctic silver when attaching it.

Problem is I forgot to plug the fan wire onto the card and so I currently have it hooked up to the fan controller =S Is this bad? I have them running at 40% and am seeing idle temps of 34c.

Also it was pretty tricky applying TIM to all of the little chipset seperately
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post #28 of 68
Before you sell them you should call EVGA and find out what they will do. I know that they work around SLI. if you have 2 cards in SLI and they send back a dif one then you can send in your other SLI card, so you can SLI your new cards. Maybe they will send you a water cooled GTX 470, then, if you wanted you could sell both water blocks and buy a new water block witch ='s the one you had on the GTX 285
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post #29 of 68
i have WCed 470 sli, and my idle temps are 32-36, load max after hours and hours of folding is 46c
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post #30 of 68
its most likely you keep the 470 and just sell of the 285 blocks..the performance of the GTX470 is most potent when its cooled properly..
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