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    Accelero Xtreme GTX 280 mini review and support

    If you thinned out the AS5 you might have made a really rough move. I am using AS5 as my replacement after putting the stock cooler back on and I've not had any issues. The way I did it was putting a really big glob in the center of the cooler. If you use too little it won't be enough. Some...
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    GTX 275 + E8400 = good match?

    A stock E8400? Those exist? Seriously though, with just a tiny investment you can make that thing scream.
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    GTX 275 + E8400 = good match?

    I gotta agree with this statement. GTX275 is due for a price decrease when DX11 parts hit. As far as running at 1280z1024 it wouldn't be a bad card (and I think better than a GTX 260 simply because you'll be able to max your details and such). It would also give you a bit more future proofing if...
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    Accelero Xtreme GTX 280 mini review and support

    Just an update for those people who are curious. I've been trying to get an SLi rig up with the GTX280s I have. Honestly, things just get too hot with the Accelero in there if you're using SLi. Unless you can put a good gap in between the Accelero and the card below it you're going to see...
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    Re-installing GTX 280 Stock Cooler Help

    I'm actually having a really hard time finding anything that looks like what was used in the stock cooler. I can't find thermal tape anywhere, and the thermal pads I'm finding all seem too thick.
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    Re-installing GTX 280 Stock Cooler Help

    If not the thermal paste do you guys know where I can get replacement pads?
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    Re-installing GTX 280 Stock Cooler Help

    Hey guys, I recently tried out an Accelero GTX 280. It was great, but a little too big for me while moving to a Sli build. When removing the stock cooler some of the thermal tape that was there got moved around, removed, generally messed up. What can I do to replace it? Can I just put a...
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    Accelero Xtreme GTX 280 mini review and support

    Just a quick update guys. I bought another GTX280 because I decided it would be nice to run in SLi. I'm using a Foxconn Bloodrage mobo. The accelero card is easily three slots (plus a little bit) high. Seriously, I had to wedge my extra GTX280 in there along with an Auzentech sound card to make...
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    Core i7 920 and Noctua NHU12-P SE1366 Results and Questions

    Ok, I raised the clock to 166 and so far I'm running with HT on, Turbo enabled at 3.33ghz (well 3491.25 with turbo) prime95 stable for 24 hours. I did not have to raise my voltage at all. I can't lower it anyway. My max temps have been 74/73/70/69. Does this seem fairly normal? Anything I can do...
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    Core i7 920 and Noctua NHU12-P SE1366 Results and Questions

    Honestly mine is "rough" too. I've read a lot of places that it's supposed to be that way because their thermal paste supposedly works better on that surface. I started with their included paste, then switched to Arctic Silver 5. I did not notice ANY difference whatsoever in performance. I'm...
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    Core i7 920 and Noctua NHU12-P SE1366 Results and Questions

    Wow, how did you set your vcore so low? I don't have the option to go backwards on my board.
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    Core i7 920 and Noctua NHU12-P SE1366 Results and Questions

    I put my Core i7 rig together a few weeks ago, and it doesn't seem to be as cool as I think it should. I'm running a Core i7 920 at stock everything in a Foxconn Bloodrage motherboard. The ambient temp in my room is a pretty constant 22C. When I load Prime 95 after about an hour my temps are...
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    How to set up Windows SMP/SMP2 CPU Client

    Hey Buck_Nasty and El Fiendo, I just wanted to let you know I found your guide very helpful. I just bought an i7 and I'm running two SMP clients along with the GPU client thanks to you guys!
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    Accelero Xtreme GTX 280 mini review and support

    Those sidewinder sinks look good, but the problem is that the extra 1mm on each side might be a bit too much. I don't remember completely clearly but I think even one or two of those enzos were pushing it as far as being close to other components that were taller than the VRMS. It WOULD save the...
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    Accelero Xtreme GTX 280 mini review and support

    Yeah, that's not true. Simpler PCBs maybe, but higher temps overall. Before the 4890s their cards didn't have a lot of OC overhead and they still have the VRM issues we're discussing here. VRMs have just not that been that big of a deal until the past few generations of cards. Depending on...
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    Accelero Xtreme GTX 280 mini review and support

    I wouldn't use the NVIO sink provided with the Scythe set on the GTX 280. Honestly the main reason to use the scythes is because the AC ones just don't stick well. Since you screw the NVIO sink down it works really well. The other sinks would be fine if they actually stuck (mine didn't). This is...
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    Accelero Xtreme GTX 280 mini review and support

    Demented71, I just did the installation it's not that bad. The one thing I'd recommend is that you at least give the enzotechs a shot. If you find someone who is willing to sell their old stock heatsink and everything there's no way it's cheaper than the 10 bucks or so you can get a set of the...
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    Accelero Xtreme GTX 280 mini review and support

    To check the temps use GPU-Z. I think it only works with the GTX280 and cards that have the sensor. GTX285 doesn't have one. The VRM temps are the ones that have VDDC Temperature next to them.
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    Accelero Xtreme GTX 280 mini review and support

    He's right, it actually is closer to three slot. I was thinking closer to two when I installed mine and ended up having to drop my sound card down a couple of slots. I don't think you could easily SLI these unless your slots were pretty far apart and you didn't want anything else in an expansion...
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    Accelero Xtreme GTX 280 mini review and support

    So I just assembled my GTX280 with an Arctic Cooling Accelero GTX280. I bought the set of Enzotech sinks and a set of scythe sinks as mentioned in the article. When I run Furmark my VRMs get up to like 114C. I have no idea why my results are so off. I cut about 3-3.5 mm off each sink so it would...