Hey all! I've seen several posts of a few of you utilizing aftermarket cooling for your cards and it would be nice to centralize all of our info for others looking into similar solutions for their reference cards.
I'm using the Arctic Accelero Mono Plus
for my card:
The Cooler bracket almost fits with the stock heatsink plate sans the areas in red:
Max OC: 1370/2250 (only stable during benchmark run)
Max Temp readings during Fire Strike Stability test: (note errors were from 2250mhz test run, 2200 is stable with no errors)
Best Fire Strike run vs. Best Fire Strike run pre cooler:
Max Temp differences (unfortunately I didn't get a screenshot of 3dmark stress test before I swapped coolers):
Stock blower @ max OC(1360/2250): gpu 76c/vrm 98c/max fan
Mono Plus @ max OC(1370/2250): gpu 56c/vrm 74c/1500 rpm
Total Difference: gpu 20c/vrm 24c
Also, I'm pretty confident I can reach 1400mhz with some increase in voltage. Hopefully Afterburner or some other tool will be available to us in the future.
I'll add more info and tests as I do them. I'm interested to see all of your mods/results as well.