Thread: GTX 260 Fan Mod
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Old July 23, 2011, 01:22 PM
JustDepends JustDepends is offline
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Default GTX 260 Fan Mod

Today I got bored and found an old fan lying around and decided hey what the hell. In this post I'm just gonna talk about how this whole thing went and ultimately if it's worth it or not....

The card I'm using is a BFG GTX 260 Maxcore 55 OC. The overclocking software I used is MSI Afterburner. As far as I know the stock memory clock frequency according to Newegg is 2250 MHz? I'm sure that I'm getting this wrong because I can't even set frequency that high in Afterburner. So for this test my frequencies are 655/1404/896. For the benchmark I used FurMark. Settings for that are 1280x720, No MSAA, 60 seconds long and not in full screen.

My system specs:

i5 750 @ 3.6 Ghz
GTX 260 Maxcore 55 OC
750 Watt Ultra PSU
Thermaltake SpinQ
Two 24" ASUS Monitors

Prior to the addition of the fan:

*It is important to note that even though the stock fan is set to auto in afterburner the level never changes from 40% in all the tests%

Love me some big furry donut... eh.

Results from FurMark...

Not really sure if those results are good or bad. Any input?

Now let's get to modding! Essentially all I did was mount a fan on to the hole of the existing fan.

I used elastic bands and a few foam pieces to dampen the sound (Which worked out very well). The plastic mounting devices were already there so I used them to my advantage.

I put it back into my system and booted up.

Results with the fan mod....

Hmmm seems as though they are pretty much the same.

Basically as of now this was a complete waste of time.

I will continue to test maybe using a stability test rather than a benchmark. I'm not sure that within the minute the temps reached their max. So I might be updating this post hopefully with some better results :D

Last edited by JustDepends; July 23, 2011 at 01:36 PM. Reason: flow
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