Decided to post it also here, as not all of you read the GTX 260/280 thread, but might be interested in the cooler. Card used in installation is same name as the cooler GTX 280 by ASUS, forgot to mention that. Cooler is compatible mainly with 65nm GTX 260 and 280. Can be used on 55nm GTX 260 and GTX 285 (and upcoming GTX 275), but you'll need to have your own heatsinks to the VRM area and couple extra ramsinks. edit November 20: Arctic Cooling is bringing out Accelero XTREME GTX Pro http://www.arctic-cooling.com/catalog/product_info.php?cPath=2_&mID=251 with improved compatibility on 55nm cards. It should have every memory and VRM sink needed for those cards straight from the box. edit June 21: info on compatibility and what you need to do with non 65nm card + possible problems you may encounter http://forums.techpowerup.com/showpost.php?p=1440587&postcount=270 Rest of info here: http://www.arctic-cooling.com/catalog/product_info.php?cPath=2_&mID=237 There she is with all the bits and pieces that come along. Backplate off from stock cooler, took alot of time and patience, even when I knew where the clips are that hold it in place, thanks to W1zzard's pictures. Along with various bits used to dismantle and clean. Stock cooler off, not too much paste. If backplate was hard to get off, that fan wire was almost impossible! Took me 15min and had to use a small pin to get room for the little clips to come of. It was seriously tight and nothing to hold on (and didn't want to break it). Cleaned with cotton swabs some Sinol (alcohol) and eraser. Eraser is a must and it's even on the instructions. Memory pads leave an epic grease residue that won't stick anything. Memory sinks installed and pads for the VRM sink. Picture is mostly to show the blue protective film on top of VRM sink and backplate. Reviewers left it on, but it's meant to come off. Doesn't mention that on the instructions though. A little bug. Cooler doesn't have those 3M tapes on the mounting feet that are meant to hold those white little spacers on. Doesn't show that well on the instructions, but it has a picture that tells you to peel the tape film off and stick the spacers there. I used a glue stick to overcome it, worked fine. Cooler installed, it's BIG Top view to show the space between the cooler and the PCB. Backside to show original backplate still work with this cooler. No need to use the "uglier" one supplied, if you have 65nm GTX 260/280. My initiative to use it was to keep PCB from bending. Stock cooler weighs 548g and Accelero 632g and the supplied backplate attaches only with thermal tape. Installed in case, it's long.. and shiny backplate Hope you enjoyed the pictures and maybe there was some information as well. Some temperature tests to follow (later) and comparison to stock cooler temps. Tomorrow I'll add more sinks to VRM to see what it does. Accelero Xtreme GTX 280 temperatures Stock cooler idle, but with 3D voltage and clocks. 22C ambient. | Accelero Xtreme GTX 280 idle, with 3D voltage and clocks. 21C ambient. Stock cooler FurMark 180s load. 22C ambient. Accelero Xtreme GTX 280 FurMark 180s load. 21C ambient. Didn't want to run the 3mins with those VRM temps, but test is a test. To sum it up: Core temps idle went down 20C and Load 24C. PCB temps idle over 10C down and load over 20C down. VRM temps idle went up 2-4C and Load up 40C!. (edit: read along this thread to know how I fixed that) Interesting thing to note is that VDDC current went down quite a bit. So the cooler the card runs, less power it also needs (and that should help overclocking). 138C is absolutely horrible for VRM, sorry Arctic Cooling, but you messed it up. I doubt no-one tested those temps with FurMark Tomorrow I'll be trying to get this down to more reasonable numbers, with more sinks. Other than that, core temps are fantastic load lower than stock cooler idle and noise is "what noise?". I'd give it 8/10 with that VRM sink, still worth the money though (cost was 59.90€/$81.5/£56 with VAT). Those of you with 55nm GTX 260 or GTX 285 should have less problems with VRM temps, as you can(have to) use ramsinks on them. GTX 260 will most likely run a bit cooler too, as it has only 5 of the 7 voltage regulators GTX 280 has. edit: GTX 260 also has a lot lower core voltage that impacts VRM temps. With my own VRM sink, the score goes now up to 9/10. Would be 10/10 if they'd have supplied similar sink with the cooler as I made at the end of this thread.