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    Burning HOT HOT HOT GTX280's ***Now Cool again!!***

    I thought that just adding a cheaper second GPU will make my rig last longer before that all consuming need for a brand new build takes over my soul! I really want to wait till the next generation of CPU's and GPU's come out, so that I have a really good jump in preformance.
    So, I added the secondhand GTX280 to my gaming rig, and it started melting the polar icecaps...



    I very nearly pooped myself during that test run!!

    So I changed the drivers which had no effect. I then added a few more 120mm fans inside the case, and I now use EVGA Precision to speed up the fans at lower temperatures to keep them cooler for longer.



    This little bit of work has produced a fantastic result...



    All I need to do now is remove the heatsinks, clean them, and reapply thermal past/pads. I'll get round to doing this soon.

    Brian

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    Burning HOT HOT HOT GTX280's ***Now Cool again!!***

    dang! pushing 100C! 8O

    those cards exhaust out of the case (?)
    ... I found that increasing the case internal pressure caused more air to flow out past the graphics card in mine, lowering the temps

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    Burning HOT HOT HOT GTX280's ***Now Cool again!!***

    I think NOW is much better than soon. It only take about 10 minutes to do so. If you got ti second hand the high temps might have been why they wanted to get rid of it. My thoughts are the heatsink is not seated properly.

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    Burning HOT HOT HOT GTX280's ***Now Cool again!!***

    On a side note: Now you can compute and heat your whole house at the same time. And you did it for less than 10% the cost of a heat pump.

    Sorry, I'm the hopeless optimist.

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    Burning HOT HOT HOT GTX280's ***Now Cool again!!***

    Ok, I have now succesfully completed Operation Cleanup! It took ages to get one of the screws off the end plate of one of my GPU's and I stripped the screw head! So a quick slash with the dremel and a flathead screwdriver later all was done!

    The whole operation took about 4 hours as I was doing one at a time, and using the other in the rig to watch TV - I like to multitask!!

    Here's a quick shot of the temps...

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    New...


    I also swapped them around so that the HOT HOT HOT one is now at the top in cooler air. I'll do another FurMark video tomorrow when I have recovered...

    Brian

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    Burning HOT HOT HOT GTX280's ***Now Cool again!!***

    Whoa, great job Brit. Those are some pretty hefty drops in the running temps, congratulations! And now the bad news, your heating bill will now go up another 20% lol.

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    Very nice! Hopefully others will take what you learned and use it.

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    Suits the topic.

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    Yeah mon....


    lol
    Brian

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    Burning HOT HOT HOT GTX280's ***Now Cool again!!***

    I know that's what my graphics card sings...I have an pci exhaust fan right above it (sits perpindicular with edge of heat sink) and my graphics card tops out around 70C. Might be time for me to follow suit and re-do the thermal paste.

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