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Might wanna RMA it.
 
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I can RMA it but that would cost me hundreds of dollars because I'll have to ship it from my country back to the US then ship it back here.

I'll try to fix it myself, maybe it's a simple thing.
 
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Ah, didn't realize you weren't in the US. Be careful you don't void your warranty while you're trying to fix it!
 
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Can i join, mine are Gigabyte 460 768s, no sli till my board comes in on monday. Scored a 17.4k on vantage
 

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for people running the gtx 460 1Go with reference cooler, how do you find it ?
 
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Add me up, I have a Gigabyte 1 GB OC coming in the mail.
 

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Boneface u r added for one card atm and Inioch i will add u when ur card arrives and it works for ya ^^
 

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Gigabyte GTX 460 1GB custom sinks

I planned before purchase to sink the memory VRM and memory modules of the card, but once it was in hand it was clear that no off the self heatsink would fit.

So it was custom heatsink time!

Here's the card with the cooler removed. It really is big and literally fits every open space in the card. Stock themal pastet did great with temps, but quite thick layer, so I replaced it with Noctua NT-H1.


I had Accelero GTX 280 heatsinks left over, since I used the original backplate and custom VRM cooler. These were perfect for the project and by perfect you'll see on following images :)


A bit of drawing and planning later it's cut time. Using those awesome "tin snips" that cut away a strip and roll it up as seen on the left. The hole spacing is the perfect part, fits straight on the cooler mount holes, so saved a lot of trouble :)


Ramsink done and fits nicely :)


Rest of the cards sinks done and everything in place with some thermaltape. No idea on the function of the 2 mosfets, but though I'd sink 'em anyways :) Planned of uing some spacers under the cooler, but the new thin thermalpaste layer made it pointless.


Then the backside voltage control chip, that I've seen thermal images from and the get hot and I doubt this card is any different. Choice of 2 blue sinks, smaller was a bit to tall and narrow, so went with oen of my all time favorite ramsinks, the Zalman blue ones that stick awesome can be used again and aren't too high.


And finally cooler back on and as you can see there isn't much room to spare even with these super low profile sinks :)


K, that's it, hope you enjoyed it. This sinking did help, but not sure how much MHz it brought more to memory. Hard to test GDDR5 with it's error correcting. All I know that 2050MHz on memory locked up whole system a lot sooner in Unigine Tropics bench than it did now. 10MHz more could be true, but this was done more to longevity of the card, than added OC.
 
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Great job, OnBoard:toast:
Excellent photos and worklog!
A lot of work, but now that custom plate really covers the memory and those mosfets.
The Zalman sinks on the back voltage chip should be effective as well.

That should now help to wick away a lot of heat from those chips.

Some leftover parts put to good use:)
 
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it looks nice with a little cooling for the memory and mosfets i hope it will give u some benefit in the end by getting colder :pimp:
 
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Hi guys.... looking to upgrade my graphics card soon and just planning ahead... has any of you own or have owned or know of someone who has owned or reviewed the MSI GTX 460 Cyclone?



great looking card imo! just I'm a little concerned about the cooling of the memory and voltage regulators, so would like some advice on this before I go ahead and buy the card and make a stupid mistake.
 
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@ Arctucas, I think your cpu/mobo/ram combo is really letting down SLi here, mostly CPU.

I had SLi GTX260's on a core 2 duo and the results really werent that inspriring, the move to the i7 platform yeilded massive benefits in SLi, in gaming and benching.
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I am waiting to see what the Intel 6-series boards are like. Although a Classified/950 rig is very tempting.
 
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Tech2 if u want a card that fully voltage adjustable in MSI Afterburner take the MSI GTX460 Cyclone so u can oc it too max, but check W1zzard's Review of both 768mb & 1024mb version here:

MSI GeForce GTX 460 Cyclone OC 768 MB

MSI GeForce GTX 460 Cyclone OC 1 GB


if it was me i will take the 1GB version it got a little higher memory bus and the extra memory might come in handle in some games ^^
 
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Tech2 if u want a card that fully voltage adjustable in MSI Afterburner take the MSI GTX460 Cyclone so u can oc it too max, but check W1zzard's Review of both 768mb & 1024mb version here:

MSI GeForce GTX 460 Cyclone OC 768 MB

MSI GeForce GTX 460 Cyclone OC 1 GB


if it was me i will take the 1GB version it got a little higher memory bus and the extra memory might come in handle in some games ^^
A little confused to what you think I was asking... I already planned on getting the MSI GTX 460 Cyclone (1gb) as long as I know for sure the cooling isn't going to be a problem.
 
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A little confused to what you think I was asking... I already planned on getting the MSI GTX 460 Cyclone (1gb) as long as I know for sure the cooling isn't going to be a problem.
MSI's cooling solution is "oki" not the best for the memory but still a oki cooler i use Gainward's own cooler for my GTX460 1GB i don't think it beats it much but still make sure u got a good airflow in ur case than temps for the memory on the MSI shouldn't be that big of a problem, still if it is u can always RMA the card and say bcs of high memory temperature ;)
 
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Hi guys.... looking to upgrade my graphics card soon and just planning ahead... has any of you own or have owned or know of someone who has owned or reviewed the MSI GTX 460 Cyclone?

http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_9vgJ1nwu_xA/TFf0BWnhtCI/AAAAAAAAEPA/adx5dOqBBj8/s1600/3423_07_full.jpg

great looking card imo! just I'm a little concerned about the cooling of the memory and voltage regulators, so would like some advice on this before I go ahead and buy the card and make a stupid mistake.
GPU-Z does not report other then GPU temperature and I made it a habbit of not touching "live" equipment, even 230/12V equipment. I work with electrofilters and I have been really close to leave this world before time. Mine have been running 2 weeks non-stop OC'ed 99-100% folding without a hitch. Just make sure that you have a decent air flow in your case.
 

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Memory will be fine on the Cyclone, cooler airflow takes care of it. And you can always sink the voltage regus, any 3 ramsinks and your done. Anyhow it will works just fine the way it is, I just like to sink "hot" parts, even if they wouldn't need to be :)
 
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Got my mobo today so im running the second in sli, did a vantage run, stil trying to figure out the board so its only at 3.35 i think
 

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added Boneface.

i wrote a email to Arctic-Cooling to ask when they will be releasing a vga cooler for the GTX460 and they reply with this:

Dear Sir,

The cooling solution for GTX 460 will be release within one month,please
check our website regularly for latest update.

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#46
Got my mobo today so im running the second in sli, did a vantage run, stil trying to figure out the board so its only at 3.35 i think
Hmm, how much did you get with single card? I mean the FPS numbers in the game tests. That's almost 30FPS more than I get with single 1GB, so SLI scaling must be massive :)

Don't think you'll find a game that will bog your system down now :D

On a general note, absolutely loving the GTX 460, Batman: AA runs maxed with constant 60FPS only going down to 40s with heavy PhysX. Also just got GTA IV and it eats that alive too. Although I'm no where near maxed (view distances), current setting take about 780megs of VRAM.

I do get why people had a though time running the game in 2008 :laugh: Sure looks nice (for DX9) and drives nice. Didn't like San Adreas handling at all, while loved GTA III handling.

Still haven't found the max OC for the card, too much fun playing, not enough time for benching :eek: :p

i wrote a email to Arctic-Cooling to ask when they will be releasing a vga cooler for the GTX460
Have a feeling it will be Twin Turbo Pro with new holes on bottom. That would actually be quite great, as it would fit both the 460 rectangle stock holes and Palit/Gainward square ones.
 
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Newest WHQL are the first to support this card and they seem good. Don't bee surpriced if you don't hear anything, the fans are spinning :D Good choice Inioch & Delta6326 :p

Oh and something nice about GTX 460. I use 2 displays and GTX 280 and HD 5770 would both run on video clocks constantly. This one does too on idle, but when display turns off it goes to 2D clocks like this:


Seem min clocks and clock raise is when I moved mouse, I have 15min as turn monitor off time limit. So it's great for 2 display 24/7 systems as away times is less power/heat :)