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Hi all,

So I've been thinking about getting an aftermarket cooler for my 580, and the Accelero Xtreme Plus looks really nice.

My temps on idle right now are sitting at 45-50c (not OC'd) and I'm guessing it's pretty high on idle too. Summer is also here so I'll use that as another excuse to keep everything cool So would the AXP be a worthy investment? I don't mind it taking up 3 slots.

Thanks in advance.
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I would highly recommend it, its quiet and keeps my GPU extremely cool. In winter I would idle at 19'c and max at about 33'c in Furmark. In summer it goes to about 24'c idle and 40'c in Furmark
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Ok nice, what about the installation procedure? Can I also use my own TIM (got some spare IC7 lurking around).
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It comes pre-applied with MX-3, and I would highly recommend leaving it on. Installing it is so simple, all you do is align it and tighten the 4 or so mounting screws.

Also make sure you get the correct VRM heatsink kit for your graphics card;
ie, this one: VR004 http://www.arctic.ac/en/p/cooling/sp...04.html?c=2208

Normally when you order the AXP it will say which VRM cooling kit it contains so just make sure its VR004
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Have been on a few threads lately looking at the desing of the cooling for VRM are on ACXP for GTX 480 for myself,its the same design for the GTX 580 as well.

I didnt buy one as in my opinon the cooling for the VRM area doesnt look to be too good,now thats only my single opinion and many others will tell you different.

I bought a full cover block in the end as i have 3 rads in my case anyway,but if i had of bought an aftermarket cooler it would have been the Zalman VF3000F(GTX580/570) , my reason is that it has what i would consider to be a much better suited way of dissipating heat from the VRM by way of a bolt on base plate with a larger surface area than whats offered with the ACXP VR004 kit.

Unlike the ACXP you dont need to use thermal adhesive to stick anything to the VRM,you use bolt on plate that can be removed later if say you needed to send back your card for repair etc.

What im saying is,that if you plan to up voltage while overclocking then maybe its a good idea to have the best cooling for the VRM.

If you dont plan to overclock or overvolt then i think the ACXP should be ok.
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I would absolutely recommend the AXP. It did miracles for my cards, turning them from overheating leaf blowers and made them silent and very cool.

My load temps usually don't peak over 55C, and that is with crossfire crowding the cards, at full load.

The fan is silent even at 100% if you have any case noise at all..

Make sure you get the proper VRM cooling kit with it and take the plunge..

The install process is very simple, it took me about 75 minutes (60 minutes of waiting for the VRM adhesive to set).
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