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290X - Goodbye leaf blower, Hello silence
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Default 290X - Goodbye leaf blower, Hello silence - 11-07-2013, 19:03 | posts: 469

As some of you may know, I had a disaster trying to fit a Accelero Xtreme III to the 290X - even though it is supported (which, it just isn't...)

Anyway, I tried again. Firstly, though. Somehow - my motherboard decided to die yesterday so, the new motherboard fouls the reference card's cooler (sATA connects, got some 90 degree slim ones on the way) - so until tomorrow this is only with 1 card and not crossfire (although, they will fit - just).

I'm pleased to say its been a success. I wouldn't say huge as again, it wasn't entirely compatible. That is - I had to elongate some holes in a metal heatsink, and saw/file one down.

This is using the GELID Icy Vision V2. So, it WILL go on, ALOT better i might add that the Arctic Accelero Xtreme III - I hate that cooler so much... but it DOES require modification of the annoying sort. Also, if anyone does use it, don't screw the heatsink on 100% as you'll bend it to hell.

So, anyway, results. Well, using Furmark -

STOCK Cooler:
(80 deg target, 100% max fan)

81deg. 95% Fan on furmark (the re-application of the stock after the xtreme apparently made it worse, but, still)

Icy Vision V2

Default targets (so, 50% max fan, 95 deg)

52deg - 20% fan.

What a difference.

I mean, I expected it to be better. But...yeh, not this much better.

It was totally worth it.

Pic: https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-u...171842_719.jpg
   
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Default 11-07-2013, 20:57 | posts: 45

Sounds promising. Does that cooler make the card a 3 slot card?
   
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Default 11-07-2013, 21:06 | posts: 469

Near enough - perhaps a little less. Once I'm back from work tomorrow I will fit the 2nd cooler to the other card, and run them in crossfire / take a pic so you can see.
   
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Default 11-07-2013, 21:12 | posts: 45

Thanks I will wait to see your updates pics. I really do not want to abandon my sound card.
   
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Default 11-07-2013, 21:23 | posts: 3,407 | Location: Estonia

Nice o,O Post some ocing results!!! +benchies and stuff.
   
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Default 11-07-2013, 21:29 | posts: 3,769 | Location: Lebanon

That's fantastic. Are you sure you're reading the correct numbers?
   
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Default 11-07-2013, 21:36 | posts: 469

Hah yea I'm sure - Goes to show, AMD didn't really bother with the stock cooler >.>

I will do some oc/benchies at some point, atm I need to get the 2nd card done
   
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Default 11-07-2013, 21:48 | posts: 11,666 | Location: Finland

How are you controlling the fan? AFAIK it doesn't have PWM fan so if you plug it directly to card it will run always at 100%. In any case though... 52c max? Bloody hell AMD!
   
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Default 11-07-2013, 21:49 | posts: 10,686 | Location: UK

Can't wait for the update, impressive as hell Avenger
   
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Default 11-07-2013, 21:54 | posts: 18,739 | Location: US East Coast

Avenger, which card were you trying to fit the Accelero Extreme III to? The XFX or the Asus?


   
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Default 11-07-2013, 22:16 | posts: 1,093 | Location: South Dakota

Looks good man. I remember when i went from reference on my 6950 to the arctic extreme plus II.. Was a 30c drop.. Zero noise.. The only thing was that thing dumped alot of hot air in my old case and would make my old cpu heatsink overheat.. So be carefull of the intermal temps.. That thing is going to dump a crap tone of heat in your box... Watch your interal temps.. Just a fyi.. Let us know what your gpu temps are after afew hours of gaming.
   
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Default 11-07-2013, 22:24 | posts: 469

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Avenger, which card were you trying to fit the Accelero Extreme III to? The XFX or the Asus?
The XFX - Asus tomorrow
   
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Default 11-07-2013, 22:56 | posts: 10,345 | Location: Toledo

Will this cooler fit a 290 as well or are the PCB's different?
   
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What are your vram temps like when full load? Thinking about getting one of these for mine
   
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Default 11-08-2013, 00:28 | posts: 1,093 | Location: South Dakota

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Will this cooler fit a 290 as well or are the PCB's different?
They are the same.. will fit any "reference" 290/x

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What are your vram temps like when full load? Thinking about getting one of these for mine

I have 2 vrm temps that show up in gpu z. One shows 58c the other 65c running furmark for 20 min.
   
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Default 11-08-2013, 05:13 | posts: 10,345 | Location: Toledo

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They are the same.. will fit any "reference" 290/x




I have 2 vrm temps that show up in gpu z. One shows 58c the other 65c running furmark for 20 min.
K thanks, I'll probably get the cooler before the card it seems, oh well.
   
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Default 11-08-2013, 20:18 | posts: 2,307 | Location: U.K

Nice work and results !!

Wonder why you had a problem installing the Accelero Xtreme III when Tomshardware and Computerbase.de both installed it on the 290.

Is the pcb different on the 290x to the 290?
   
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Default 11-08-2013, 21:22 | posts: 469

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Nice work and results !!

Wonder why you had a problem installing the Accelero Xtreme III when Tomshardware and Computerbase.de both installed it on the 290.

Is the pcb different on the 290x to the 290?
I'm not entirely sure. Persistence might of paid off but, seeing as it was too big for CFX I didnt bother trying again.

I have both my cards in now with the Icy Vision on both. I'll furmark / pic in a bit
   
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Default 11-08-2013, 22:39 | posts: 1,329

Sounds good, AvengerUK.
   
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Default 11-08-2013, 23:09 | posts: 1,770 | Location: Boston

Nice job AvengerUK !!!
   
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Default 11-08-2013, 23:13 | posts: 469

Ok.

I spoke too soon.

One card - yes, that will work fine.

Two cards, unless you have the luxury of multiple PCI-E slots "far apart" that you can use, simply can't be used.

The heat created by the bottom on the top, causes it to reach 97 and climbing (I turned it off at this point).

Honestly I've no idea what I'm going to do. Stock coolers I can't put back on - tried that, for some reason even with new thermal pads, it has trouble - perhaps the pads were too thick, but 0.5 would be too small, so I really don't know the answer.

It's honestly been suggested that I sell the 290's with this cooler seperately, as i say, its fine if its just the one...
   
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Default 11-08-2013, 23:17 | posts: 1,822

With one card using the aftermarket cooler you have 52deg - 20% fan on load or idle?
   
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Default 11-08-2013, 23:34 | posts: 469

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With one card using the aftermarket cooler you have 52deg - 20% fan on load or idle?
With one card, a max of 70 today for some reason (I did change drivers to 9.2) - ignore the fan load, it's always 100%
   
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Default 11-08-2013, 23:37 | posts: 1,329

Oops. Waterblocks instead?
   
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Default 11-08-2013, 23:39 | posts: 469

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Oops. Waterblocks instead?
That's what I'm thinking but tbh I've no idea how
   
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