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moocow July 14, 2012 12:18 AM

Potential heat issue
I just picked up a used 570 MDT from Slick (thanks for the card btw :thumb:) and read that it can get very very hot. My case is a CM Centurion 5 which only have 1 x 120mm rear and 1 x 80mm front. I complimented it with a 5.25 HDD cage with 120mm fan. Should I upgrade to something to at least 3 x 120mm? Also, I have an Antec Tricool 80mm fan that has an adjustable switch. It's rated max speed of 2600 rpm but when I check with the BIOS, it only runs at 1400 rpm or so. It's plug into a 4 pin header on the board but it only have 3 pin. Since only 4 pin fan have fan control, why isn't it running at its max speed when the adjuster is set to high?

KaptCrunch July 14, 2012 07:26 AM


cos its psu power it and not PWM fan

Funguseater July 14, 2012 12:03 PM

Hi moocow,

I was wondering what temps you are getting from that card? It seems like a design error that it doesn't vent though the rear, I think you could slap on an H80/Antec 620 like people are doing on thier GTX480's and really cool that puppy.

Also if your MB is like mine you can turn off PWM function in BIOS, I can choose PWM/Volt/off (off runs full speed) but my MB is pretty old now.


Slik July 14, 2012 02:29 PM

Get the Antec 80mm Spot Fan. Multi Directional interior case fan. You can point this fan to any part of the interior of your case. Three speeds and very quiet. Available everywhere. NCIX has it. I tried to post the link,but it wouldn't work.

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