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Old 06-10-10, 07:51 PM   #25
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i still keep mine on Auto, because it runs cool and silent

but i might try custom profile, Bah! what did you set yours to?
My fan profile starts at 45% and ramps up 1:1 with the temps. So at 75c the fan speed would be 75%, etc.
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Old 06-11-10, 02:54 AM   #26
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Grab Afterburner, make a custom fan profile and you'll see even better temps with lower fan speeds.
Already did that: with custom fan profile in Afterburner, at 70% fan the temps stay in the 66 to 70 degrees

Overclocks to 800 core / 1600 shader on stock voltage, perfectly stable...

Probably the best card I owned so far, since my Riva TNT 2 Pro with 32 MB of VRAM
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Old 06-11-10, 09:02 PM   #27
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I thought I read evga let go of their head guy in europe but were keeping operations functional there until they find a replacement. Anyhow, got this from EVGA. they don't have to make public service announcements like this but I think it's cool that they go the extra mile.

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Old 06-28-10, 03:20 AM   #28
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Here are the temps for my Leadtek o/c at 800/1600 MHz, in BFBC2, with a "mild" custom fan profile in MSI Afterburner: 72 to 74 degrees C, fan @ 60-63% (can't hear it in my case), stock voltage 1.037v. Ambient temperature ranging from 25 to 26.5 C.

Custom fan profile is the one suggested by MikeC, with minor modifications. Before I was using a far more aggresive fan profile - 70% fan @ 70 C...

Tested in other games, too. Perfectly stable... but what puzzles me is that the temp differences between stock clocks and o/c only are only 2 to 4 degrees C. At stock clocks, BFBC2 brings the core to 70 to 72 degrees C.

It will go up to 850 MHz on stock cooler, stock voltage... but I really don't see the need for that. It also idles at 40 to max. 45 degrees, at least 5 degrees cooler than my older GTX 280.

To conclude: couln't be much happier with my GTX 480
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Old 06-28-10, 07:04 PM   #29
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72c during BFBC2 hmmm....What case is this? Mine is roughly 85c during a BFBC2 gaming session you have a fan blowing in your case.
Curious only because I have great air flow in my case and 2 spot cooling fans blowing on my gtx480 and MikeC fan profile.

That great temps.
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72c during BFBC2 hmmm....What case is this? Mine is roughly 85c during a BFBC2 gaming session you have a fan blowing in your case.
Curious only because I have great air flow in my case and 2 spot cooling fans blowing on my gtx480 and MikeC fan profile.

That great temps.
It's a CM690 with 6 case fans - I had all Scythe 120 & 140 mm fans, then when I got the gtx480, I switched 4 of them with Enermax Magma, because they concentrare the air better than the Scythe ones (better static pressure).

I have one on the side panel, one on front panel, one back, one bottom (blowing fresh air right into gtx's fan) and two top (120 & 140 mm - the only Scythe's left - they were harder to remove because of the Noctua cooler).

I guess besides airflow inside, the fan blowing directly on the the card helps with cooling those heatpipes.

One correction though: the card won't do 850 MHz on the core, COD-MW1 and BFBC2 cause hardlocks... MSI Kombustor doesn't. I have yet to play with the voltage, just to see if I can keep it @ 850 MHz.
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Old 07-02-10, 11:18 PM   #31
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I would just find the cheapest one since they are all made about the same ,sure some of them don't have lifetime warranty but you useally pay for it .and if it just has a three year warranty ,if you are like me you want keep a card that long any way .I have found GIgabytes GTX 470 for $286 and MSI for $299 with free shipping.If they are really no louder then a GTX 280 then it is not that bad because I ran mine at 75% and I had three of them and it was not over bearing.But I do agree EVGA has the best tech support out there.
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