With it enabled and the videocard simply refused to work properly. GPUs will always be increasing in clock speed, but one of the byproducts of all this speed is heat. About Us Employment Privacy Policy. I was expecting results lower than with the factory-installed paste since we are using better quality materials as a replacement. Unlike many products out there, MSI actually include a good software bundle with their videocards for starters. Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Privacy policy and Terms of Use.

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Once again, we take the cooling mechanism apart this was all done after all the benchmarking in the case I mess something up ; and take a closer look. I decided to replace the factory paste with some quality Artic Silver II. Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. The rear of the card. Lastly, for those of you who use dual monitors, a DVI-to-analog converter rounds out the accessories.

Scratches reveal that the cooler and heat spreader are made of aluminum. After my last article, a reader tipped me off on the fins. Tech cooling” runs with less noise that their previous cooling solutions. This question is for testing whether you are a human visitor and to prevent automated spam submissions.


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Beginners Guides Cases and Access. Not many people give mcuh thought, but for those standing in your local “Mega-Comp Outlet” store staring at shelves full of different products, it’s important to get a good understanding of what’s listed on the box compared to what is actually inside. This result surprises me. Instead the box lists all Windows versions as being supported. VR-Zone is a leading online technology news publication reporting on bleeding edge trends in PC and mobile gadgets, with in-depth reviews and commentaries.

While I cannot confirm if the videocard is running cooler, I did notice that the card does run much quieter MSI claims it only generates 28db of noise then most other videocards.

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Apple Music VS Spotify: With the breakout box is an infrared receiver which is used with the remote control which is also included in the package. After letting the paste cure for 1 day, I tested the effectiveness of the modification with 1-hour worth of Unreal Tournament benchmarks while recording results with the MSI 3D Experience utility.

VR Zone December 10, The culprits were the plastic pushpins holding the cooler and spreader in place. Thermal paste impressions on the cooler. Saturday, December 29, The Top Tech Picks of Packaging and Contents Something, which I didn’t examine thoroughly in my last review, was the packaging.


So if you’re looking mai replace the paste with better materials, best to either use more paste than you think you need even after accounting for concavity of the chips or replace the pins using a pair of bolts and nuts. Unlike the rest, the fins are made of copper.

Logitech’s intelligent solution to their smart home restores Harmony. The DVI adapter Right. Thermal paste impressions on the heat spreader. That sticker will tell you exactly what model the video card is and what is included. Notify me of follow-up comments by email.

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The only discrepancy I see from reading the back of the box and what is actually included are the requirements to actually use the remote control that is included.

The weak pushpins do not exert enough pressure. Unlike my previous experience with this cooler, this time the power wire for the fan does not dangle into the fan blades.