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Gigabyte GTX 460 1GB (GV-N460OC-1GI) SLI HELP!
« on: August 14, 2010, 07:05:11 pm »
Hello.

I have two of the cards in the title in SLI in my Antec 1200. I love the cards, they perform well and they are silent - but there is one downside. They reach over 92C under heavy load and after some time my screen shuts off and I have to reboot my PC. Is there a way to make the fan spin faster? It is capped at 70% right now.

Best regards.
« Last Edit: September 17, 2010, 08:30:49 am by runn3R »

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Re: Gigabyte GTX 460 1GB SLI HELP!
« Reply #1 on: August 14, 2010, 07:08:49 pm »
I take it that you are referring to the fan on the cards? That I really don't know about but I would have thought it would be possible. The other option is to try and cool the whole case a bit more. Feed a bit of cooler air to the cards fans.
Other than that you are going to have to start looking at liquid cooling for them. A much quieter and more efficient way of cooling. You can check out my website for pictures of my machine: http://www.darkmantis.co.uk
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Lindrian

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Re: Gigabyte GTX 460 1GB SLI HELP!
« Reply #2 on: August 14, 2010, 08:07:23 pm »
Yes the fan. I have my Antec 1200 filled with fans, I reckon that should be enough really... I don't want to watercool, way too expensive...

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Re: Gigabyte GTX 460 1GB SLI HELP!
« Reply #3 on: August 14, 2010, 08:12:12 pm »
What is the exact model number of the cards? Also are you overclocking your system at all?
« Last Edit: August 14, 2010, 08:24:34 pm by Dark Mantis »
Gigabyte X58A-UD7
i7 920
Dominators 1600 x6 12GB
6970 2GB
HX850
256GB SSD, Sam 1TB, WDB320GB
Blu-Ray
HAF 932

Gigabyte Z68X-UD5-B3
i7 3770K
Vengeance 1600 16GB
6950 2GB
HCP1200W
Revo Drive x2, 1.5TB WDB RAID0
16x DLRW
StrikeX S7
Full water cooling
3 x 27" Iiy

Lindrian

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Re: Gigabyte GTX 460 1GB SLI HELP!
« Reply #4 on: August 14, 2010, 08:59:46 pm »
What is the exact model number of the cards? Also are you overclocking your system at all?
My CPU is overclocked. The graphic cards have a mild factory over clock. The model number is GV-N460OC-1GI

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Re: Gigabyte GTX 460 1GB SLI HELP!
« Reply #5 on: August 14, 2010, 09:17:33 pm »
How do you have your cards placed in your box? I've read that people have issues if there is no space between the cards.

Lindrian

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Re: Gigabyte GTX 460 1GB SLI HELP!
« Reply #6 on: August 14, 2010, 09:20:27 pm »
How do you have your cards placed in your box? I've read that people have issues if there is no space between the cards.
I have them in a Asus P6TD Deluxe. There is about 4-5cm between the cards.

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Re: Gigabyte GTX 460 1GB SLI HELP!
« Reply #7 on: August 14, 2010, 09:21:40 pm »
What is the exact model number of the cards? Also are you overclocking your system at all?
My CPU is overclocked. The graphic cards have a mild factory over clock. The model number is GV-N460OC-1GI

I have checked up but can't find any info on increasing the cards fans speed. The only place it could be would be the Advanced propeties in the control set.

It's quite possible that the only way would be to hack the registry directly.
« Last Edit: August 14, 2010, 09:23:45 pm by Dark Mantis »
Gigabyte X58A-UD7
i7 920
Dominators 1600 x6 12GB
6970 2GB
HX850
256GB SSD, Sam 1TB, WDB320GB
Blu-Ray
HAF 932

Gigabyte Z68X-UD5-B3
i7 3770K
Vengeance 1600 16GB
6950 2GB
HCP1200W
Revo Drive x2, 1.5TB WDB RAID0
16x DLRW
StrikeX S7
Full water cooling
3 x 27" Iiy

Lindrian

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Re: Gigabyte GTX 460 1GB SLI HELP!
« Reply #8 on: August 14, 2010, 09:27:15 pm »
What is the exact model number of the cards? Also are you overclocking your system at all?
My CPU is overclocked. The graphic cards have a mild factory over clock. The model number is GV-N460OC-1GI

I have checked up but can't find any info on increasing the cards fans speed. The only place it could be would be the Advanced propeties in the control set.

It's quite possible that the only way would be to hack the registry directly.
That sucks... Gigabyte should really fix their product.

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Re: Gigabyte GTX 460 1GB SLI HELP!
« Reply #9 on: August 14, 2010, 09:30:22 pm »
Have you installed an extra 120mm fan in the side to blow directly onto the graphics cards?

Also is your airflow balanced? It isn't enough just to have lots of fans if they aren't setup in the correct way. You need to make sure that there is a general flow of air from one end of the case past the components and out the other end.
« Last Edit: August 14, 2010, 09:41:45 pm by Dark Mantis »
Gigabyte X58A-UD7
i7 920
Dominators 1600 x6 12GB
6970 2GB
HX850
256GB SSD, Sam 1TB, WDB320GB
Blu-Ray
HAF 932

Gigabyte Z68X-UD5-B3
i7 3770K
Vengeance 1600 16GB
6950 2GB
HCP1200W
Revo Drive x2, 1.5TB WDB RAID0
16x DLRW
StrikeX S7
Full water cooling
3 x 27" Iiy

Lindrian

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Re: Gigabyte GTX 460 1GB SLI HELP!
« Reply #10 on: August 14, 2010, 09:53:32 pm »
Yes, a fan on the side destroys the airflow and actually rises temperatures.

This is my current setup, without a side fan: http://img186.imageshack.us/img186/5506/swec2.jpg

This is just a photo of the lower end of the case. I have another 120mm exhaust fan at the back and a 200mm on top.

(The siluette of a fan over the Graphic Cards is where the fan would be on the side, if i placed one there)
« Last Edit: August 14, 2010, 09:54:29 pm by Lindrian »

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Re: Gigabyte GTX 460 1GB SLI HELP!
« Reply #11 on: August 14, 2010, 10:01:14 pm »
In general good. Just check that your PSU is sucking not blowing because that will heat up the cards. The other choice is to put a fan at at the end of the cards blowing down between them in the direction of airflow at present.
How have you got the large 200mm fan at the top? Is it sucking or blowing?
« Last Edit: August 14, 2010, 10:04:50 pm by Dark Mantis »
Gigabyte X58A-UD7
i7 920
Dominators 1600 x6 12GB
6970 2GB
HX850
256GB SSD, Sam 1TB, WDB320GB
Blu-Ray
HAF 932

Gigabyte Z68X-UD5-B3
i7 3770K
Vengeance 1600 16GB
6950 2GB
HCP1200W
Revo Drive x2, 1.5TB WDB RAID0
16x DLRW
StrikeX S7
Full water cooling
3 x 27" Iiy

Lindrian

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Re: Gigabyte GTX 460 1GB SLI HELP!
« Reply #12 on: August 14, 2010, 10:06:57 pm »
In general good. Just check that your PSU is sucking not blowing because that will heat up the cards. The other choice is to put a fan at at the end of the cards blowing down between them in the direction of airflow at present.
How have you got the large 200mm fan at the top? Is it sucking or blowing?
The PSU (Corsair HX850W) sucks in air, it does not blow how air into the case.What do you mean (the bold part)? Any sample?

The large 200mm at the top is an exhaust.

3 intake 120mm at front, 2 exhaust 120mm at back, 1 exhaust 200mm at top

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« Reply #13 on: August 14, 2010, 10:16:33 pm »
Yes you are correct about the HX850, I have just checked mine. So basically you have a negative pressure scenario in your case which isn't going to help.
You have 1x 200 exhaust, 1x 140(PSU) exhaust, 2x 120 exhaust
against 3x 120 intake.
Just doesn't balance so the airflow wont be smooth.

Regarding the extra internal fan I suggested I thought that you could make a bracket to fit it on the right hand end of the graphics cards near the hard drives in your photo.
Gigabyte X58A-UD7
i7 920
Dominators 1600 x6 12GB
6970 2GB
HX850
256GB SSD, Sam 1TB, WDB320GB
Blu-Ray
HAF 932

Gigabyte Z68X-UD5-B3
i7 3770K
Vengeance 1600 16GB
6950 2GB
HCP1200W
Revo Drive x2, 1.5TB WDB RAID0
16x DLRW
StrikeX S7
Full water cooling
3 x 27" Iiy

Lindrian

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Re: Gigabyte GTX 460 1GB SLI HELP!
« Reply #14 on: August 14, 2010, 10:20:31 pm »
Yes you are correct about the HX850, I have just checked mine. So basically you have a negative pressure scenario in your case which isn't going to help.
You have 1x 200 exhaust, 1x 140(PSU) exhaust, 2x 120 exhaust
against 3x 120 intake.
Just doesn't balance so the airflow wont be smooth.

Regarding the extra internal fan I suggested I thought that you could make a bracket to fit it on the right hand end of the graphics cards near the hard drives in your photo.

The case comes with a mounting bracket for a 120mm fan at the end of a HDD cage. I added it right infront of the graphic cards, which oddly enough made no difference or just increased temperatures (i did make sure the fan was blowing at the right direction, I'm not a noob :p).

 

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