Re: Official "I just got a Geforce GTX 470/480" thread
Well, my new case has completely remedied the heat issues I was having.
I just overclocked the card more, rearranged my fans so that the higher-RPM fan is in the bottom, blowing directly at the GPU.
I'm running the card at 750\1500\1875 at 1.050v and in the Cryostasis benchmark it tops out at 82C! This is much better than in my old case. At these clocks its probably a 15-20C difference, and I don't even have my bottom fan speed set to high. Once the weather gets hotter I'll definitely need to crank it up a notch or lower my overclocks (its only 55F here right now) but for now, this is good.
My benchmark scores have also gone up, so the overclocking is actually doing something. Going from 600/1215/1674 to 750/1500/1875 in the Cryostasis benchmark (with my 250 doing the Physx) increased my average FPS from 48.1 to 57.5... that's nearly a 20% increase in average frame rate! My minimum also went up from 29 to 34.7, which is also nearly 20%.
__________________ ---- Primary Rig ---- CoolerMaster 690 II Advance - Gigabyte GA-EP45-UD3P - Intel Core 2 Quad Q9550 @ 4.0Ghz + Thermalright Ultra 120 Extreme
6GB DDR2 @ 942Mhz 5-5-5-20 1.9v (2x1Gb Wintec AMPX PC2-8500 & 2x2Gb G.Skill PC2-6400) - EVGA Geforce GTX 470 @ 750/1500/1850 (1.050v)
Sparkle Geforce GTS 250 1Gb Low-Profile (Physx) - Crucial RealSSD C300 64Gb SSD - Seagate 7200.12 500Gb SATA - Seagate 7200.10 320Gb SATA
ASUS VW266H 25.5" LCD - OCZ GameXStream 700W PSU - ASUS Xonar DX - Logitech Z-5500 5.1 Surround - Windows 7 Professional x64
---- HTPC ---- Asus M3A78-EM 780G - AMD Athlon X2 5050e 45W @ 2.6Ghz - 2x2GB Kingston PC2-6400 DDR2 - Sparkle 350W PSU
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