fast quite cool
I've been running my 480 SoC in an open case mid tower, that i got from gateway fx (standerd pos) with poor airflow, hence the open box.
Even with no fans in my box except a house fan sitting outside, I've got temps at idle from 30c to 35c, 40c with my wife browsing the web. Playing BFBC2 @1650x1080 maxed out settings 16QAA temps around 66c-74c. I'm in south Texas so don't give me that its cold line, im running the central air at 78f.
The auto fan speeds are quite, can't hearm when im playing , but then i can't hear the 95% with headphones on. Thing is the fan makes a lower pitch sound than a high wine, so the sounds don't carry, guess sticking 3 on there makes a difference.
I got it to OC to 875 with volt adj, and the vram 1080 with volt adj. , i think i can push more out of the vram , i aint played with it enough though. Using a fan setting of 95% i like the noise it makes =D, course i own a v8 gt mustang, and that sounds good too. Tbh i could lower it but i won't , yes it will kill the fans faster.
The only things i notice when I'm fragging is cool temps, high min fps, and no noise over headphones, I own a 460 hawk (samsung vram) that sounds tbh louder on the higher fan settings. runs about the same temps.
Last edited by Lunky(straydog); Jan 4, 2011 at 08:32 AM.
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