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ocnutcake 05-29-09 12:31 AM

Arctic Cooling Accelero XTREME GTX 280 VGA Cooler
 
Hello, I am very new to this forum and I'm hoping you guys can share your vast experience with me. ;)

Anyways, I have a EVGA 01G-P3-1280-AR GeForce GTX 280 and its seriously overheating when gaming and I need to find a cooler for it so I can play Fallout 3 for more than 10 min at time...

I've been waiting for the Arctic Cooling Accelero XTREME GTX 280 VGA Cooler for months now and they are finally available for pre-order.

I'm in a rush so I was wanting to know if I should wait for the AC GTX 280 (arrives June 2nd) or get something like the Thermalright GTX 280 instead which is readily available.

Thanks!

DeusGear 05-29-09 10:28 AM

Re: Arctic Cooling Accelero XTREME GTX 280 VGA Cooler
 
Wait for this. This cooler is grand.

ocnutcake 05-29-09 09:10 PM

Re: Arctic Cooling Accelero XTREME GTX 280 VGA Cooler
 
Your the experts, I'll take your advice and wait for it then.

SLippe 05-30-09 05:16 AM

Re: Arctic Cooling Accelero XTREME GTX 280 VGA Cooler
 
Until then, you can use EVGA Precision Tool to adjust the fans. Most likely they are spinning at 35% most of the time and with this tool you can create Profiles such as 60% and 100%. I turn my fans up to 100% before gaming and then back down to 60% when I'm done and even sometimes down to 35% when just browsing the web or something similar. You may end up not even having to buy a 3rd party cooler. Remember, keep it dust free in the future, too! ;)

XDanger 05-30-09 08:31 AM

Re: Arctic Cooling Accelero XTREME GTX 280 VGA Cooler
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by SLippe (Post 2018412)
Remember, keep it dust free in the future, too! ;)

Another good thing about third party cooling is you can keep it dust free more easily, Stock coolers are a bitch to clean the dust bunnies out of unless you have canned air.

SLippe 05-30-09 09:59 PM

Re: Arctic Cooling Accelero XTREME GTX 280 VGA Cooler
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by XDanger (Post 2018623)
Another good thing about third party cooling is you can keep it dust free more easily, Stock coolers are a bitch to clean the dust bunnies out of unless you have canned air.

What else would you clean it with? :eek2:

XDanger 05-31-09 06:43 AM

Re: Arctic Cooling Accelero XTREME GTX 280 VGA Cooler
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by SLippe (Post 2019502)
What else would you clean it with? :eek2:

I use a vacuum cleaner attachment ,An electric pump on blow or my lungs depending.

I wipe my fan blades with alcohol/paper towel

Shocky 06-03-09 10:31 AM

Re: Arctic Cooling Accelero XTREME GTX 280 VGA Cooler
 
It's a decent cooler no doubt, but the heatsink that covers the voltage regs doesnt stick very well even after giving them good clean, just falls off after a while, no joke and the back plate is useless as it bends slightly and as a result does not cover all of the memory, binned it and used ramsinks on mine.

GPU temps are great though, load of around 60C on my GTX280, 35C idle. :)

DeusGear 06-04-09 12:11 AM

Re: Arctic Cooling Accelero XTREME GTX 280 VGA Cooler
 
41$
http://www.ewiz.com/detail.php?p=FAN...62a45e519a2bd5

john19055 06-04-09 05:41 PM

Re: Arctic Cooling Accelero XTREME GTX 280 VGA Cooler
 
Also remember the new Artic Cooler Accelero Xtreme GTX 280 cooler will take up 3 slots ,which is no concern if you have the room and just running one GTX 280.

ocnutcake 06-05-09 07:39 PM

Re: Arctic Cooling Accelero XTREME GTX 280 VGA Cooler
 
I just wanted to follow up and say how awesome the Arctic Cooling Accelero XTREME GTX280 is! I've had it installed for a few days and its very quiet and dropped my temps down a lot!

Here are my temps while gaming:

55% fan speed (Dead silent).
Core 1: 45c core2: 43c

DeusGear 06-05-09 08:47 PM

Re: Arctic Cooling Accelero XTREME GTX 280 VGA Cooler
 
My hd4870x2 accelero is awesome as well!


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