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Old August 31, 2009, 11:18 AM
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I recently got a new gaming computer. It works great, and the CPU stays at good temps. But, the graphics card gets really hot. Like 85C. Its a GTX 275. I also want to get another one on boxing day. So, my question is, is there any coolers that work with the 275, and will allow 2 of them to be in SLI. The entire rig is in my sig.

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you could also use RivaTuner to program the fan speed according to temperature.
this way, my card never gets any hotter than around 72-73C.
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If you want tu use the 2 blue PCI-e slot you will need something going up from the card instead of going down. If you want a cooler that is going down use the first blue and the orange pink PCI-e slot.


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If you want tu use the 2 blue PCI-e slot you will need something going up from the card instead of going down. If you want a cooler that is going down use the first blue and the orange pink PCI-e slot.


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Wouldnt that slow it down because the third PCI-e is 8x while the first 2 are 16x?
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As was mentioned, install a Program in which you can ramp up you GPU Fan Speeds when your gaming. Auto Fan speed does not "cut it" for intense 3D gaming. Try installing Precision and set-up some "Profiles"
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Set your GPU Fan Speed manually to 70% and see how your Temps look...personally I run my Fan Speed @ 80% - 90% when playing intense 3D games such as Crysis Warhead or Cryostasis...keeps Max Temps at or below 75c.
Prior to installing any Aftermarket HSF on these GPU's you should be considering whether or Case provides enough Air Circulation, particularly if your planning to add a 2nd Card.

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Wouldnt that slow it down because the third PCI-e is 8x while the first 2 are 16x?
not noticeable with everyday use.....only perhaps running various Benches.
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Definately up the fan speed.
Auto sucks... with my card (pretty sure all gtx275) the fan won't go past 40% on auto until I get over 80c.
Even then the fan speed doesn't increase enough to bring temps down much.
Not sure why it would work that way when it doesn't even really help.
Sure it keeps them fairly quiet, but they get too damn hot.

I fold with my card, and my fan is almost always set to 80%.
Depending on the work it's doing (and ambient temp) GPU temp can get up to almost 80c.
When I game (which is rare these days) I set the fan to 50% - 75%.
For 3d work I have it set to 50% - 60%.
I only use 'auto' when I'm browsing or doing other crap that doesn't stress the card.

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Besides the fans, what is the difference between these 2. http://www.thermalright.com/new_a_pa...t-rad2gtx.html and Ultimate CPU Cooling Solutions! USA

They seem the same, but in the compatibility list, only the one with the fan works with the 275. Also, will this allow my to have 2 side by side?



I think this picture is it but with an add-on for the 4870/4890. It looks like it fits within the metal plate on the back of the card, so doesnt that mean it will work. It could also be just the angle.
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Don't really know I think you should read complete description to know what's the difference. Install Riva tuner or EVGA precision tools. Nvidia are known for goodness of the stock cooler if fan speed is set manually. It should be enough.
And that eill alow you to SLI in dual blue slot.


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If you really want to spend the money on extra cooling then go for it (or up your fan speed and send your $$$ to me cause I'm broke).
I'd be willing to bet, though, that the stock fan should work just fine if you speed it up a bit (can't bet money though, cause like I said, I'm broke).
Maybe even try changing the TIM and see if that helps at all.
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