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Reference Cooling

Post by Wavid » Sun Jun 20, 2010 6:05 pm

Is the Batmobile good enough to cool a 5770/5850? Rather, should I get a Vapor-X which cools better but keeps warm(er) air INside the case, or should I get myself a reference cooler from, let's say, XFX and have it exhaust OUT of the case?

And is the "720 Unified Shader" deal still happening? I really don't want to flash a BIOS of a shiny new card.

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Re: Reference Cooling

Post by skier » Sun Jun 20, 2010 7:17 pm

reference hs/f's work well, but can be very loud

i have never heard of the "720 Unified Shader" deal...
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Re: Reference Cooling

Post by Wavid » Mon Jun 21, 2010 9:06 am

I'll probably get the XFX then.

And apparently some of Sapphire's Vapor-X 5770's had a defective BIOS that disabled 80 of the 800 shaders.

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Re: Reference Cooling

Post by skier » Mon Jun 21, 2010 10:05 am

another reason to save money then
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Re: Reference Cooling

Post by TexasScott » Mon Jun 21, 2010 7:00 pm

I ran the reference coolers on the XFX 5770'S XXX in crossfire and they ran really cool....Idle around 40c and underload never went past 60c with the fan speed set to 70% I believe...There a little noisy but

nothing really annoying that I would not buy them again....When gaming I could not hear them anyways... :mrgreen:


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Re: Reference Cooling

Post by werty316 » Tue Jun 22, 2010 7:07 pm

The "Batmobile" HSF is sufficient else it wouldn't be used.
Wavid wrote:And apparently some of Sapphire's Vapor-X 5770's had a defective BIOS that disabled 80 of the 800 shaders.
There is a BIOS update to fix this issue.
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