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I just installed my 8800 GTS 320RAM 560mhz card. I used the latest drivers from Nvidia (just out yesterday) and the install went fine. I ran 3Dmark2006 and got a score of 8592 compared to my 6800GS SLI set up of 4620. What I also got was a temp increase from 48 under load to 77 under load. At idle its at 60 compared to 40 on the old pair.

 

So, the question is should I get something to cool it down, like the HR-03 Plus with a fan or just not worry about it. I suspect that this new heat source will have some affect on the overall temps on the others components.

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The temperatures you're experiencing are fine, no worries. Unless you're referring to the 8600GTS, 8800GTS only comes in 320MB and 640MB flavors.

 

If you want to improve over stock cooling you could definitely look into aftermarket cooling, but you can't use the HR-05 because that's meant for chipsets...you're referring to the HR-03 Plus (not the Rev. A model.)

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Good catch on the typos. So you don't think its worth getting the HR-03 for the GPU.

 

The HR-03 performs very well (as does most of Thermalright's products) but I'm not sure how it performs on an 8800 GTS it will do better than the stock HSF, but I'm not sure how much better. You should be sure to check around and see how it performs with your card.

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I have read that just using Artic Sliver will help, any thoughts?

 

I haven't see any thing that says it isn't an improvement over the stock cooler....

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I have an 8800gtx and gts, I replaced the tim on both with the stock cooling and still idles at low 60's. I now run the gtx with the HR-03+ and idles at low 50's and after playing GRAW for at least 3hrs, temp shows mid to high 60's.

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I've got mine running on RivaTuner 2.0:

 

http://home.comcast.net/~boogieman1954/880...eed%20guide.htm

 

As I'm air-cooled, I used thses settings 60%<50C*, 70%<55C*, 75%<58C*, 80%<61C*, 90%<64C* and 100%<70C*. These settings keep the card about 56C* (@70%) under all non-game(3D) apps. - you'll notice that the default (stock) settings are 60% fan speed for 60C*. In game, usually around 61C-65C* at max settings. Way better than the stock software fan settings! Once in a while on some games it goes up to 70*, but once the fan adjusts to 100%, the temp reduces to the low to mid 60's.

 

I also used the Overclocking guide: http://home.comcast.net/~boogieman1954/880...eed%20guide.htm to lower the temp about another 2-3*C on 2d mode. You can play around with the different speeds to see what works best for your set up. I set mine at 508/816 for 2d mode and 625/1003 for High 3D mode. 630/1070 was my peak for stability - 625/1003 runs smooth 24/7.

 

Other are using EXPERtool: http://www.gainward.net/en/support/support_uk.html which may be useful to you too. I haven't tried it as I've had good success with RivaTuner 2.0.

 

You may want to read the posts on this thread: The Official Nvidia 8800 Series Thread! (page 2 is most recent) as there's more discussion on the 8800 cards.

 

Good luck and have fun.

 

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