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Old 05-28-09, 11:31 PM   #1
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Default 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.

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Old 05-29-09, 09:28 AM   #2
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Wait for this. This cooler is grand.
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Old 05-29-09, 08:10 PM   #3
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Your the experts, I'll take your advice and wait for it then.
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Old 05-30-09, 04:16 AM   #4
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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!
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Old 05-30-09, 07:31 AM   #5
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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.
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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?
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What else would you clean it with?
I use a vacuum cleaner attachment ,An electric pump on blow or my lungs depending.

I wipe my fan blades with alcohol/paper towel
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Old 06-03-09, 09:31 AM   #8
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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.
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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.
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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
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My hd4870x2 accelero is awesome as well!
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