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

How good is the Arctic Cooling Accelero XTREME 4870X2?

Jake29

New Member
Joined
May 30, 2009
Messages
3 (0.00/day)
Hi, I'm fairly new to overclocking video cards and just registered for this forum. I'm hoping you guys can put me in the right direction.

Anyways, I have a XFX HD-487A-CDF9 Radeon HD 4870 X2 2GB and its seriously overheating when gaming and I need to find a cooler for it so I can play Fallout 3 for more than 10 min at time...

I've finally found the Arctic Cooling Accelero XTREME 4870X2 VGA Cooler at HeatsinkFactory.com but they are on pre-order. They are shipping on June 2nd.

What do you guys think of this cooler? Does anyone know if its quiet? I like to hear my games and not my fans.

Thanks!
 
Joined
Aug 3, 2008
Messages
1,644 (0.32/day)
System Name Black Killing Machine
Processor Delidded NO IHS mount Intel i7-4770k
Motherboard Gigabyte Z87X-OC
Cooling Swiftech DIR655 pump, Watercool HEATKILLER® GPU-X³ 79X0 Ni-Bl gpu, DT SNIPER CPU block, UT60 420 RAD
Memory Gskill Trident 2400mhz CL9 Samsung IC9
Video Card(s) SAPPHIRE HD7950 OC 950mhz Edition, VaporX HD7950
Storage 2xM4 Crucial 64GB RAID 0, 1 OCZ AGILILITY 3 60GB, WDCB 500GB x2RAID0, WD Green, Hitachi 1TB
Display(s) Samsung SyncMaster 226BW and 24" 120hz BenQ gamer
Case SilverStone Raven rv-02
Audio Device(s) Audio Technica ATH-AD900 headphones, Topping D2 DAC/Headphone AMP
Power Supply Seasonic Platinum 860
Software Windows 7 Pro 64bit
Benchmark Scores http://hwbot.org/user/sonda5/ Delidding is magic. http://valid.canardpc.com/2878462
I have a Twin Turbo model. Different but similiar.

The Twin Turbo works awesome on HD4850.

Accelero Xtreme 4870x2 looks very promising for decent air cooling.
 
Joined
Nov 22, 2008
Messages
3,779 (0.75/day)
Location
Latin America, Uruguay
System Name The Lizard v2.4
Processor Intel Celeron G1840 (for the time being
Motherboard Gigabyte GA-H81-S2PH
Cooling Intel Stock Fan
Memory 16GB Kingston HyperX 1600
Video Card(s) MSI Gaming GTX 750Ti (For the time being)
Storage 500GB Samsung F1, 160GB Maxtor "Older than god"
Display(s) AOC 28' LCD
Case Coolermaster N200
Audio Device(s) Onboard
Power Supply Antec VP500P
Software Windows 7 Ultimate x64
Benchmark Scores No crashes in the last 24 minutes.
Accelero Extreme are the best air coolers for videocards. There is no doubt that will help with your problem but be sure of one thing: It expels the hot air back into the case, thus if u have not good airflow could be a problem. Did you try adjusting the fan speed into CCC?
 

Jake29

New Member
Joined
May 30, 2009
Messages
3 (0.00/day)
Good point about the hot air getting back into the case. I have an Antec P180 so maybe I will upgrade the 120mm fan in the back to pump all the hot air out.

Little Lizzard, how do I adjust the fan speed. Your refering the stock VGA cooler right?
 
Joined
Nov 21, 2007
Messages
3,688 (0.68/day)
Location
Ohio
System Name Felix777
Processor Core i5-3570k@stock
Motherboard Biostar H61
Memory 8gb
Video Card(s) XFX RX 470
Storage WD 500GB BLK
Display(s) Acer p236h bd
Case Haf 912
Audio Device(s) onboard
Power Supply Rosewill CAPSTONE 450watt
Software Win 10 x64
Good point about the hot air getting back into the case. I have an Antec P180 so maybe I will upgrade the 120mm fan in the back to pump all the hot air out.

Little Lizzard, how do I adjust the fan speed. Your refering the stock VGA cooler right?

leaving that fan and adding more to your case will be more beneficial than upgrading 1 fan. hum didn't know it was that case, can't really add more fans. and yea my friend has that case and it's one hot bitch temps wise. since i've bought my Apevia Jupiter-X case with 2 120mm back fans, i just won't buy a case that has 1 back fan lol. this thing has great air flow. have u taken your HD 4870x2 heatsink off and applied a TIM, like AS5 or MX-2. i did it to my 7800GTX and it lowered temps by like 10 celcius, but that was probly cause that paste was like kinda crusty round outside and almost like concrete it seemd, just a lil moist in center.
 

Jake29

New Member
Joined
May 30, 2009
Messages
3 (0.00/day)
I just wanted to follow up and say how awesome the Arctic Cooling Accelero XTREME 4870X2 is! I've had it installed for a few days and its very quiet and dropped my temps down a lot!

Here are my temps while gaming:

Accelero hd4870x2 60% fan speed (Dead silent).
Core 1: 46c core2: 44c
 

clerick

New Member
Joined
Mar 5, 2005
Messages
42 (0.01/day)
Initial impressions: whoa its huge. It didn't take that long to install (just the screws that hold the plate were a bastard because they have springs, you gotta REALLY push down on the screws).

Stock cooler idle 29% fan speed temp: core 1 51c core 2 46c
Accelero hd4870x2 29% fan speed: core 1 35c core 2 31c

Sound stock 39% is 2x LOUDER then accelero 100% fan speed. That's insane!
Ingame: going to test in a second


Ingame fan speed of 60% on accelero. It's so quiet I can ever hear my cpu fan on my true which I cant usually hear!

Stock 46% fan speed Left 4 dead (VERY loud stock fan, my biggest gripe was because it was so damn loud. very shader intensive, gives me high temps).

Core 1: 82c, core 2: 81c
VDDC: 92c 95c 95c

Accelero hd4870x2 60% fan speed (Dead silent).
Core 1: 46c core2: 44c
VDDC: 69c 70c 71c


Idle temps:


Furmark:




UT3:
 
Joined
Feb 24, 2009
Messages
3,514 (0.71/day)
System Name Money Hole
Processor Core i7 970
Motherboard Asus P6T6 WS Revolution
Cooling Noctua UH-D14
Memory 2133Mhz 12GB (3x4GB) Mushkin 998991
Video Card(s) Sapphire Tri-X OC R9 290X
Storage Samsung 1TB 850 Evo
Display(s) 3x Acer KG240A 144hz
Case CM HAF 932
Audio Device(s) ADI (onboard)
Power Supply Enermax Revolution 85+ 1050w
Mouse Logitech G602
Keyboard Logitech G710+
Software Windows 10 Professional x64
Hmmm, now I'm really giving a thought to getting this. Do you know if it helps oc the card at all?

I can use RT to get the core to 815. Anything beyond that crashes the system. Memory is 950 and no more or I artifact. I think this is because my memio gets above 80C.
 

vbx

New Member
Joined
Mar 29, 2009
Messages
720 (0.15/day)
Processor E8500 Core 2 Duo
Motherboard ASUS P5Q-EM
Cooling Cooler Master Hyper Z600
Memory Gskill 4gb DDR2 1066
Video Card(s) HIS 4670
Storage WD 320gb black
Display(s) Asus MS226H 21.5 monitor
Case Antec P180 Mini
Power Supply Antec NEO ECO 620C
Software Windows 7 x64
Whats the point of installing a fanless GPU cooler when you need to install 2 fans in the case to make it work? LOL I don't get it.
 

clerick

New Member
Joined
Mar 5, 2005
Messages
42 (0.01/day)
Whats the point of installing a fanless GPU cooler when you need to install 2 fans in the case to make it work? LOL I don't get it.
Uh what? There are 3 fans included on this cooler.
 
Joined
Feb 24, 2009
Messages
3,514 (0.71/day)
System Name Money Hole
Processor Core i7 970
Motherboard Asus P6T6 WS Revolution
Cooling Noctua UH-D14
Memory 2133Mhz 12GB (3x4GB) Mushkin 998991
Video Card(s) Sapphire Tri-X OC R9 290X
Storage Samsung 1TB 850 Evo
Display(s) 3x Acer KG240A 144hz
Case CM HAF 932
Audio Device(s) ADI (onboard)
Power Supply Enermax Revolution 85+ 1050w
Mouse Logitech G602
Keyboard Logitech G710+
Software Windows 10 Professional x64
Whats the point of installing a fanless GPU cooler when you need to install 2 fans in the case to make it work? LOL I don't get it.

Cause it coolers a ton better with 1/3 the noise. Saw that frozen cpu had them in stock last night. Never done a video card before, but man those improvements are really tempting. Mine have been a ton better since I got moved into the HAF, but still........I wonder if I could do fanless in the HAF? :rockout:
 

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
It's not fanless and NO, fanless won't work. Or be my guest and pop that expensive card :ohwell:
 
Joined
Feb 24, 2009
Messages
3,514 (0.71/day)
System Name Money Hole
Processor Core i7 970
Motherboard Asus P6T6 WS Revolution
Cooling Noctua UH-D14
Memory 2133Mhz 12GB (3x4GB) Mushkin 998991
Video Card(s) Sapphire Tri-X OC R9 290X
Storage Samsung 1TB 850 Evo
Display(s) 3x Acer KG240A 144hz
Case CM HAF 932
Audio Device(s) ADI (onboard)
Power Supply Enermax Revolution 85+ 1050w
Mouse Logitech G602
Keyboard Logitech G710+
Software Windows 10 Professional x64
:laugh: No thanks, she's been good to me.

Does the card now take up 3 slots with the cooler?
Did it heat up any of the other temp sensors in your system?

I'll probably jump on one just cause I saw one review on frozencpu.com said he has a HAF and his temps dropped to 27C.....under load!!! 19C idle!!! :twitch: :eek:

I'm all over that! Just need to get the coin together and say goodbye to loud and hot 4870x2. :nutkick:

All that would be left is to move to a 120 Extreme, or something like that, and my pc will be almost silent even while gaming.
 
Joined
Apr 19, 2008
Messages
1,031 (0.20/day)
Location
Transylvania (RO) working in Barcelona (ES)
System Name Rzyen X
Processor R7 5800X
Motherboard MSI X570s Tomahawk Max WiFi
Cooling ThermalRight ARO-M140 + Noctua Redux 140mm
Memory 32Gb 3600 CL14 TridentZ Neo RGB
Video Card(s) Sapphire RX 6800 Nitro+ OC
Storage 1Tb SN850 + 1Tb SN750SE + 2x 2Tb SSHD
Display(s) LG nanoIPS 27" 1440p^165Hz
Case Phanteks P600S White + 5x Corsair ML140 Pro
Audio Device(s) Logitech Z2300 + Skullcandy Crusher Evo
Power Supply EVGA P2 850W
Mouse RedDragon M686 RGB
Keyboard SPC GK550 Magna
Software Windows 10 PRO
Nice heatsink... Got to get one for myself...
 

purkkafin

New Member
Joined
Jun 7, 2009
Messages
5 (0.00/day)
hi im getting new sapphire 4870x2 in tuesday. i will upgarde accelero xtreme. so will it OC better then?. any those modded bioses would they help. i have read none these bioses raise any voltage. so will be there any perfomance increase at all. imean in 1:1 same core/mem freqs
 

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
:laugh: No thanks, she's been good to me.

Does the card now take up 3 slots with the cooler?

Good :) Yep, 3 slots

hi im getting new sapphire 4870x2 in tuesday. i will upgarde accelero xtreme. so will it OC better then?.

Dunno how 4870x2 reacts to cooler temps, but GTX280 likes them, so much that cooler temp is better than raised voltage. It's more about getting you OC with lower sound & temps than stock cooler with stock clocks :)
 
Joined
Mar 31, 2007
Messages
1,895 (0.33/day)
Location
ontario canada
System Name home brew
Processor Intel Corei7 3770K OC @ 4.5Ghz
Motherboard ASUS P8Z77-V
Cooling Corsair H100
Memory 16GB DDR3 1600 GSKILL
Video Card(s) Powercolor Radeon 7970, MSI Radeon 7970
Storage Mushkin Chronos Deluxe 240gb. 2 TB Hdd.
Display(s) 3x24inch Dell Ultra IPS
Case CM storm trooper
Power Supply Antec Quattro OC ed. 1200w
Software Windows 7 Business x64
Benchmark Scores vantage: P43089
I just got mine installed. But i stripped a screw on one of the cross brackets so the one has corners in and not 4 :(. What programs you use to change fan speed? Catalyst doesnt seem to do it, notice no noise changes.
 

clerick

New Member
Joined
Mar 5, 2005
Messages
42 (0.01/day)
That's the beauty. There isn't much sound diffidence even at 100%
 
Joined
Feb 24, 2009
Messages
3,514 (0.71/day)
System Name Money Hole
Processor Core i7 970
Motherboard Asus P6T6 WS Revolution
Cooling Noctua UH-D14
Memory 2133Mhz 12GB (3x4GB) Mushkin 998991
Video Card(s) Sapphire Tri-X OC R9 290X
Storage Samsung 1TB 850 Evo
Display(s) 3x Acer KG240A 144hz
Case CM HAF 932
Audio Device(s) ADI (onboard)
Power Supply Enermax Revolution 85+ 1050w
Mouse Logitech G602
Keyboard Logitech G710+
Software Windows 10 Professional x64
Top