• Welcome to TechPowerUp Forums, Guest! Please check out our forum guidelines for info related to our community.

Accelero Xtreme GTX 280 mini review and support

freaksavior

To infinity ... and beyond!
Joined
Dec 11, 2006
Messages
8,095 (1.40/day)
System Name ZeroUptime | M.A.S.S / MM1
Processor Xeon 2659 v3 / Xeon 2683 v4 / ARM A14
Motherboard Asus X99-E-10G WS / ASRock x99 usb 3.1 / Apple
Cooling NZXT Kraken / Noctua NH-L12 / Apple
Memory 16Gb DDR4 / 32Gb DDR4 / 16GB HBLM
Video Card(s) Powercooler ATI vega 64 / GT 7300 / ARM
Storage Samsung 970 512 Evo NVMe / A lot. / 256 + 512 External TB3
Display(s) Acer Predator X34 / Headless / Acer X34 Non predator
Case NZXT H630 |Rosewill 8bay 4u server chasiss / MMM1
Audio Device(s) Onboard / Onboard / Onboard
Power Supply Corais HX850 | Corsair TX750 / Internal 250w
Mouse g502 proteus core / Headless / g502 proteus core
Keyboard Corsair K95 Cherry Blue / Headless / K65 Cherry Red
Software Windows 10 / ESXI / Big Sur 11.2.2
ohh okay thanks for clearing it up :)
 

OnBoard

New Member
Joined
Sep 16, 2006
Messages
3,033 (0.52/day)
Location
Finland
Processor Core i5-750 @ 3.6GHz 1.136V 24/7
Motherboard Gigabyte P55A-UD3, SATA 6Gbit/s & USB3.0 baby!
Cooling Alpenföhn Brocken HeatpipeDirectTouch
Memory Geil Ultra Series 4GB 2133MHz DDR3 @ 1440MHz 7-7-7-24
Video Card(s) Gigabyte GTX 460 1GB OC (mostly stock speeds)
Storage OS: Samsung F3 500GB Games: Samsung F1 640GB
Display(s) new! Samsung P2350 23" FullHD 2ms / Mirai DTL-632E500 32" LCD
Case new! Xigmatek Midgard/Utgard side window with red cathodes, 1x140mm & 3x120mm fans
Audio Device(s) new! ASUS Xonar DG & JVC HA-RX700 headphones
Power Supply Cougar CM 700W Modular
Software Windows 7 Home Premium x64
Benchmark Scores Logitech UltraX Premium & G5 laser v2 + Ulti-mat Breathe X2 for fragging
searched the thread, didn't see the answer. is this 3 slots? or will another card fit right under it?

2 slots you can fit two cards in sli but not 3

Hey, no flase hope here. it's THREE (3) slots :) (card+the cooler)

Hardly could even get my 8500GT in the other PCI-E slot. The cooler screws on it go inside the Accelero fan frame :p

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ShowI... GTX 275 OC 27XIF9HMAEXX Video Card - Retail (second picture)

There you can see and I think you can see it's 3 slots in my case shot, or at least I had a one straight above.

edit:



And that orange slot has a passive 8500GT in it, if it looks like you can't fit anything there. Too lazy to take a new shot :)

If this is your (freaksavior) motherboard:
http://www.images.clunk.org.uk/reviews/dfi-ut-x58-t3eh8/dfi-ut-x58-full-board-no-extra-cooling.jpg
Then the cooler will use up all the yellow slots.

Green ones would work in SLI, if you don't have PSU in bottom and seems like Stacker 832 doesn't, if that's the case you use it in.

Some sort of plate there on the bottom though, that the cooler would make contact using bottom slot?
http://www.overclock.net/attachment...ter-stacker-832-cable-management-dsc03763.jpg
 
Last edited:

undetermined

New Member
Joined
Jun 12, 2009
Messages
20 (0.00/day)
Location
USA
System Name Jane
Processor Core i7 920 D0 @ 3.33 ghz, HT and Turbo Enabled
Motherboard Foxconn Bloodrage
Cooling Noctua U12-P SE1336
Memory 6GB Mushkin at 7-8-7-20 1T
Video Card(s) 1 x XFX GTX 280, 1 x EVGA GTX 280 (SLi for games, separate for Folding)
Storage WD Caviar Black 1TB, 2x WD RE 250GB in RAID 0
Display(s) BENQ 2400WD
Case CoolerMaster HAF 932
Audio Device(s) Auzentech X-Fi Forte
Power Supply CoolerMaster 1000W Real Power Pro
Software Windows Vista Ultimate 64 SP2
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 slot. The cooler is a beast. Other than my complaints with the VRM temps (which I still haven't solved) I really like it.
 
Joined
May 12, 2006
Messages
11,111 (1.86/day)
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 slot. The cooler is a beast. Other than my complaints with the VRM temps (which I still haven't solved) I really like it.

on mine it's two but my board is designed for tri sli
 

CDdude55

Crazy 4 TPU!!!
Joined
Jul 12, 2007
Messages
8,178 (1.47/day)
Location
Virginia
System Name CDdude's Rig!
Processor AMD Athlon II X4 620
Motherboard Gigabyte GA-990FXA-UD3
Cooling Corsair H70
Memory 8GB Corsair Vengence @1600mhz
Video Card(s) XFX HD 6970 2GB
Storage OCZ Agility 3 60GB SSD/WD Velociraptor 300GB
Display(s) ASUS VH232H 23" 1920x1080
Case Cooler Master CM690 (w/ side window)
Audio Device(s) Onboard (It sounds fine)
Power Supply Corsair 850TX
Software Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit SP1
Nice review.:)
 

undetermined

New Member
Joined
Jun 12, 2009
Messages
20 (0.00/day)
Location
USA
System Name Jane
Processor Core i7 920 D0 @ 3.33 ghz, HT and Turbo Enabled
Motherboard Foxconn Bloodrage
Cooling Noctua U12-P SE1336
Memory 6GB Mushkin at 7-8-7-20 1T
Video Card(s) 1 x XFX GTX 280, 1 x EVGA GTX 280 (SLi for games, separate for Folding)
Storage WD Caviar Black 1TB, 2x WD RE 250GB in RAID 0
Display(s) BENQ 2400WD
Case CoolerMaster HAF 932
Audio Device(s) Auzentech X-Fi Forte
Power Supply CoolerMaster 1000W Real Power Pro
Software Windows Vista Ultimate 64 SP2
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.
 

OnBoard

New Member
Joined
Sep 16, 2006
Messages
3,033 (0.52/day)
Location
Finland
Processor Core i5-750 @ 3.6GHz 1.136V 24/7
Motherboard Gigabyte P55A-UD3, SATA 6Gbit/s & USB3.0 baby!
Cooling Alpenföhn Brocken HeatpipeDirectTouch
Memory Geil Ultra Series 4GB 2133MHz DDR3 @ 1440MHz 7-7-7-24
Video Card(s) Gigabyte GTX 460 1GB OC (mostly stock speeds)
Storage OS: Samsung F3 500GB Games: Samsung F1 640GB
Display(s) new! Samsung P2350 23" FullHD 2ms / Mirai DTL-632E500 32" LCD
Case new! Xigmatek Midgard/Utgard side window with red cathodes, 1x140mm & 3x120mm fans
Audio Device(s) new! ASUS Xonar DG & JVC HA-RX700 headphones
Power Supply Cougar CM 700W Modular
Software Windows 7 Home Premium x64
Benchmark Scores Logitech UltraX Premium & G5 laser v2 + Ulti-mat Breathe X2 for fragging
Nice review.:)

Thanks :)

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 fit on the VRM and I used the included thermal paste/pad things. Any ideas why my results on the VRMS are so much worse? Otherwise my GPU temp is fantastic, 56C max.

Here are the posts I mentioned you about in PM:
http://forums.techpowerup.com/showpost.php?p=1318096&postcount=1531
http://forums.techpowerup.com/showpost.php?p=1318215&postcount=1532
http://forums.techpowerup.com/showpost.php?p=1319649&postcount=1533

Drop some more PM if those don't help enough.
 
Joined
Apr 28, 2007
Messages
1,192 (0.21/day)
Location
Bellevue, WA
System Name NORMANDY
Processor Intel Core i7 11700K @ 5GHz all-core turbo
Motherboard Gigabyte z490 Vision G (F20 BIOS) + GC-Titan Ridge 2.0 AIC + GC-WBAX210 WiFi 6E AIC
Cooling EK-AIO 360 D-RGB (with stock EK Vardar S fans), 12x Pccooler Moonlight Series ARGB 120mm fans
Memory (4x8GB) 32GB Corsair Vengeance LPX 3200
Video Card(s) EVGA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti XC3 Ultra Hybrid Gaming 12GB GDDR6X (12G-P5-3958-KR) (not using stock fans)
Storage SK Hynix P41 Platinum 2TB Gen4 NVMe, 4x 2TB Phison E12 Gen3 NVMe in Software Raid 0
Display(s) 1x Sceptre 35" 1440p 100Hz Ultrawide (C355W-3440UN, G-Sync works!), 2x Dell SE2717H (1080p 75Hz)
Case Phanteks Enthoo 719 Anthracite Grey
Audio Device(s) Schiit Modius + Drop THX AAA 789 + Custom Planar Magnetic Headphones
Power Supply Seasonic X-760 Gold
Mouse Logitech G502 Lightspeed
Keyboard Too many custom mechanical builds to list...
VR HMD HTC Vive
Software Windows 10 Pro 21H2
Benchmark Scores Time Spy: 17,430 (Graphics Score :19,030 / CPU Score: 11,808)
Got my cooler put on my 285.

I bought some nice ramsinks and modded them to fit the VRMs. I also put a mobo chipset heatsink on the little secondary chip on the card.







 
Joined
Apr 28, 2007
Messages
1,192 (0.21/day)
Location
Bellevue, WA
System Name NORMANDY
Processor Intel Core i7 11700K @ 5GHz all-core turbo
Motherboard Gigabyte z490 Vision G (F20 BIOS) + GC-Titan Ridge 2.0 AIC + GC-WBAX210 WiFi 6E AIC
Cooling EK-AIO 360 D-RGB (with stock EK Vardar S fans), 12x Pccooler Moonlight Series ARGB 120mm fans
Memory (4x8GB) 32GB Corsair Vengeance LPX 3200
Video Card(s) EVGA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti XC3 Ultra Hybrid Gaming 12GB GDDR6X (12G-P5-3958-KR) (not using stock fans)
Storage SK Hynix P41 Platinum 2TB Gen4 NVMe, 4x 2TB Phison E12 Gen3 NVMe in Software Raid 0
Display(s) 1x Sceptre 35" 1440p 100Hz Ultrawide (C355W-3440UN, G-Sync works!), 2x Dell SE2717H (1080p 75Hz)
Case Phanteks Enthoo 719 Anthracite Grey
Audio Device(s) Schiit Modius + Drop THX AAA 789 + Custom Planar Magnetic Headphones
Power Supply Seasonic X-760 Gold
Mouse Logitech G502 Lightspeed
Keyboard Too many custom mechanical builds to list...
VR HMD HTC Vive
Software Windows 10 Pro 21H2
Benchmark Scores Time Spy: 17,430 (Graphics Score :19,030 / CPU Score: 11,808)
very nice job very nice. who makes the heat sinks post a link they may help someone else.

http://www.tweakmonster.com/products/ramsinkpage.htm

I got them from my shop dirt cheap as a clear out.

32 BGA sinks for like $5 after tax... lol.

These things kick the crap out of any other I have used. Very VERY heavy in weight, chrome outside, copper inside (found out as a surprise when I was trimming some of the sinks to fit).
 

OnBoard

New Member
Joined
Sep 16, 2006
Messages
3,033 (0.52/day)
Location
Finland
Processor Core i5-750 @ 3.6GHz 1.136V 24/7
Motherboard Gigabyte P55A-UD3, SATA 6Gbit/s & USB3.0 baby!
Cooling Alpenföhn Brocken HeatpipeDirectTouch
Memory Geil Ultra Series 4GB 2133MHz DDR3 @ 1440MHz 7-7-7-24
Video Card(s) Gigabyte GTX 460 1GB OC (mostly stock speeds)
Storage OS: Samsung F3 500GB Games: Samsung F1 640GB
Display(s) new! Samsung P2350 23" FullHD 2ms / Mirai DTL-632E500 32" LCD
Case new! Xigmatek Midgard/Utgard side window with red cathodes, 1x140mm & 3x120mm fans
Audio Device(s) new! ASUS Xonar DG & JVC HA-RX700 headphones
Power Supply Cougar CM 700W Modular
Software Windows 7 Home Premium x64
Benchmark Scores Logitech UltraX Premium & G5 laser v2 + Ulti-mat Breathe X2 for fragging
Very stealth looking card with those sinks and nice pictures thebeephaha :) Awesome price on them too.

Is that NVIO heatink some asus motherboard southbridge sink? Think I have similar one somewhere, pretty cool it fits with just a little rotate.
 

Biker

New Member
Joined
Apr 11, 2009
Messages
55 (0.01/day)
Location
London UK
Joined
May 12, 2006
Messages
11,111 (1.86/day)
Nnnnnnnnnnooooooooooooooooooooooo.....!!!

Too many people are frying their cards and running up huge electricity bills on this one ;)

Seriously though this GPU test can pull well over 80 amps so if your card has any weaknesses or any VRM sinks are not firmly attached then don't be surprised if you hear a loud "pop" when running it...

you have never lied hot as hell.
 

OnBoard

New Member
Joined
Sep 16, 2006
Messages
3,033 (0.52/day)
Location
Finland
Processor Core i5-750 @ 3.6GHz 1.136V 24/7
Motherboard Gigabyte P55A-UD3, SATA 6Gbit/s & USB3.0 baby!
Cooling Alpenföhn Brocken HeatpipeDirectTouch
Memory Geil Ultra Series 4GB 2133MHz DDR3 @ 1440MHz 7-7-7-24
Video Card(s) Gigabyte GTX 460 1GB OC (mostly stock speeds)
Storage OS: Samsung F3 500GB Games: Samsung F1 640GB
Display(s) new! Samsung P2350 23" FullHD 2ms / Mirai DTL-632E500 32" LCD
Case new! Xigmatek Midgard/Utgard side window with red cathodes, 1x140mm & 3x120mm fans
Audio Device(s) new! ASUS Xonar DG & JVC HA-RX700 headphones
Power Supply Cougar CM 700W Modular
Software Windows 7 Home Premium x64
Benchmark Scores Logitech UltraX Premium & G5 laser v2 + Ulti-mat Breathe X2 for fragging

OnBoard

New Member
Joined
Sep 16, 2006
Messages
3,033 (0.52/day)
Location
Finland
Processor Core i5-750 @ 3.6GHz 1.136V 24/7
Motherboard Gigabyte P55A-UD3, SATA 6Gbit/s & USB3.0 baby!
Cooling Alpenföhn Brocken HeatpipeDirectTouch
Memory Geil Ultra Series 4GB 2133MHz DDR3 @ 1440MHz 7-7-7-24
Video Card(s) Gigabyte GTX 460 1GB OC (mostly stock speeds)
Storage OS: Samsung F3 500GB Games: Samsung F1 640GB
Display(s) new! Samsung P2350 23" FullHD 2ms / Mirai DTL-632E500 32" LCD
Case new! Xigmatek Midgard/Utgard side window with red cathodes, 1x140mm & 3x120mm fans
Audio Device(s) new! ASUS Xonar DG & JVC HA-RX700 headphones
Power Supply Cougar CM 700W Modular
Software Windows 7 Home Premium x64
Benchmark Scores Logitech UltraX Premium & G5 laser v2 + Ulti-mat Breathe X2 for fragging
now find me a deal on one

:laugh: I don't know about deals on that side on the pond and on this side there are hardly no deals :/
 

Demented71

New Member
Joined
Jun 12, 2009
Messages
2 (0.00/day)
System Name W.O.A.R.
Processor E8500 @ 4.22Ghz [443x9.5][1.328v][I:29c-L:54c]
Motherboard Rampage Formula x48 [803 BIOS]
Cooling Zalman 9500 (Soon Zalman 9700LED)
Memory 8 GB OCZ Reaper @ 1111Mhz [5-5-5-15-2T][2.2v]
Video Card(s) BFG GTX 280 OCX [C:729/M:1325/S:1512](For Now)
Storage 1 WD SATA 250GB [OS] + 1 WD SATA 640GB [STUFF]
Display(s) Acer AL2223W 22"
Case Antec 900
Audio Device(s) Sound Blaster Audigy 2 ZS Platinum
Power Supply 700w OCZ GameXStream
I just had to say, awesome review/guide! I just got a BFG GTX 280 OCX, and I'm planning on picking up the Accelero Extreme GTX 280 cooler. However, I'm now in the market for someone's GTX 260/280 heatsink, so I don't have to damage mine. :D

I've been a member of overclock.net for a little over a year now, and I have learned so much in that little time. I joined here to expand my knowledge some more. ;)

I'm really happy that forums like these exists, because you can gain so much knowledge! I've never forayed into the aftermarket GPU cooler scenario, but I really want to see how far I can push this baby.

Once again, OnBoard, great thread, and I look forward to learning a lot of new things here.
 

undetermined

New Member
Joined
Jun 12, 2009
Messages
20 (0.00/day)
Location
USA
System Name Jane
Processor Core i7 920 D0 @ 3.33 ghz, HT and Turbo Enabled
Motherboard Foxconn Bloodrage
Cooling Noctua U12-P SE1336
Memory 6GB Mushkin at 7-8-7-20 1T
Video Card(s) 1 x XFX GTX 280, 1 x EVGA GTX 280 (SLi for games, separate for Folding)
Storage WD Caviar Black 1TB, 2x WD RE 250GB in RAID 0
Display(s) BENQ 2400WD
Case CoolerMaster HAF 932
Audio Device(s) Auzentech X-Fi Forte
Power Supply CoolerMaster 1000W Real Power Pro
Software Windows Vista Ultimate 64 SP2
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 enzos for.

My results aren't as good as Bikers were, but that's only during Furmark. During gaming and folding my temps are good on the VRMs. If you're American you can get the enzos from Newegg
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835708011

I can post pics of the installation of them if you'd like.
 

OnBoard

New Member
Joined
Sep 16, 2006
Messages
3,033 (0.52/day)
Location
Finland
Processor Core i5-750 @ 3.6GHz 1.136V 24/7
Motherboard Gigabyte P55A-UD3, SATA 6Gbit/s & USB3.0 baby!
Cooling Alpenföhn Brocken HeatpipeDirectTouch
Memory Geil Ultra Series 4GB 2133MHz DDR3 @ 1440MHz 7-7-7-24
Video Card(s) Gigabyte GTX 460 1GB OC (mostly stock speeds)
Storage OS: Samsung F3 500GB Games: Samsung F1 640GB
Display(s) new! Samsung P2350 23" FullHD 2ms / Mirai DTL-632E500 32" LCD
Case new! Xigmatek Midgard/Utgard side window with red cathodes, 1x140mm & 3x120mm fans
Audio Device(s) new! ASUS Xonar DG & JVC HA-RX700 headphones
Power Supply Cougar CM 700W Modular
Software Windows 7 Home Premium x64
Benchmark Scores Logitech UltraX Premium & G5 laser v2 + Ulti-mat Breathe X2 for fragging
I just had to say, awesome review/guide! I just got a BFG GTX 280 OCX, and I'm planning on picking up the Accelero Extreme GTX 280 cooler. However, I'm now in the market for someone's GTX 260/280 heatsink, so I don't have to damage mine. :D

I'm really happy that forums like these exists, because you can gain so much knowledge! I've never forayed into the aftermarket GPU cooler scenario, but I really want to see how far I can push this baby.

Once again, OnBoard, great thread, and I look forward to learning a lot of new things here.

Thanks, I'm glad people have enjoyed it :) You got some nice clocks going on your card, looking more like GTX 285, at least after Accelero installation :p

Like Demented71 is saying below, enzotechs is an alternative too, if you don't want to hurt your stock cooler.

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.

I can post pics of the installation of them if you'd like.

Do post pictures, they are always nice and welcome.
 

Drewsillac

New Member
Joined
Jun 16, 2009
Messages
22 (0.00/day)
Hi folks, first time posting here.
I got an eVGA 275... it was pushing at 89C, which is way too hot for me. I have an Antec P180, got 1 120mm at the bottom, 1 at the top, 1 in the front, and 1 in the back, so my cooling is sufficient, my Processor has a Noctua push/pull...

I ordered a Accelero Xtreme and some Scythe heatsinks, so my question is, where the heck should I put those, I thought it would be almost the same as the 285GTX on the inside, boy was I really wrong...
Can someone help me by maybe circling what I need to do, kind of like what was done with the picture of the GTX285?

Pardon the Thermal Pads, as this was the only pic I could find online...


Thanks Again for all of these threads, they were really useful.
 
Last edited:
Joined
May 12, 2006
Messages
11,111 (1.86/day)
Hi folks, first time posting here.
I got an eVGA 275... it was pushing at 89C, which is way too hot for me. I have an Antec P180, got 1 120mm at the bottom, 1 at the top, 1 in the front, and 1 in the back, so my cooling is sufficient, my Processor has a Noctua push/pull...

I ordered a Accelero Xtreme and some Scythe heatsinks, so my question is, where the heck should I put those, I thought it would be almost the same as the 285GTX on the inside, boy was I really wrong...
Can someone help me by maybe circling what I need to do, kind of like what was done with the picture of the GTX285?

Pardon the Thermal Pads, as this was the only pic I could find online...
http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b63/drewsillac/gtx275.jpg

Thanks Again for all of these threads, they were really useful.

Onboard look at the size of the middle post looks like hes gonna have trouble getting the rear heatsink level , looks like a none ref PCB.
 

OnBoard

New Member
Joined
Sep 16, 2006
Messages
3,033 (0.52/day)
Location
Finland
Processor Core i5-750 @ 3.6GHz 1.136V 24/7
Motherboard Gigabyte P55A-UD3, SATA 6Gbit/s & USB3.0 baby!
Cooling Alpenföhn Brocken HeatpipeDirectTouch
Memory Geil Ultra Series 4GB 2133MHz DDR3 @ 1440MHz 7-7-7-24
Video Card(s) Gigabyte GTX 460 1GB OC (mostly stock speeds)
Storage OS: Samsung F3 500GB Games: Samsung F1 640GB
Display(s) new! Samsung P2350 23" FullHD 2ms / Mirai DTL-632E500 32" LCD
Case new! Xigmatek Midgard/Utgard side window with red cathodes, 1x140mm & 3x120mm fans
Audio Device(s) new! ASUS Xonar DG & JVC HA-RX700 headphones
Power Supply Cougar CM 700W Modular
Software Windows 7 Home Premium x64
Benchmark Scores Logitech UltraX Premium & G5 laser v2 + Ulti-mat Breathe X2 for fragging
Top