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  • #11
    Originally posted by MaxToTheMax View Post
    So is this going to be your 480 in all benchmarks from now on? Might not give comparable results to a stock 480.
    I rarely use the RX 480 these days for frequent benchmarks... Usually the RX 580.
    Michael Larabel
    http://www.michaellarabel.com/

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    • #12
      Originally posted by Melcar View Post
      Want to do something similar to my Nitro+ RX480. One of the fans has already developed bearing noises (and it's less than a year old). I know I could request another fan from Sapphire, but I have had bad experiences with RMA services to Mexico from foreign companies. I was looking at the Accelero coolers too (have used them in the past), but I just know those backplates will hit my NH-D15. I could just not use it, but then how do I cool the VRM? I may just end up strapping a fan to the stock cooling block with zipties.
      I have a Sapphire RX470 Nitro+, probably the same coolers of yours. One of my coolers got damaged by me (during cleaning...). So mine is past warranty (won't cover anyway) and on the internet people were asking full-size-CPU-tower-cooler money for a third party replacement of dubious quality.

      Anyway, what I did was to take a cheap 80mm chassis fan I had laying around here and fixed it in place of the faulty cooler. I had to cut some plastic of these chassis fan (NOT the VGA!!!, the screw holes on the cheap cooler) to put it the closest possible of the heatsink, and fixed it in place with 2 cable ties. For now I connected the fan (3 pin, constant 2000 rpm) on the motherboard. Fired up and voila, the thing stays cool as it should. To be fair, the fan I put there is kinda weak and the card get about 5°C above the temp the original VGA fan can do, but the card is not throttling.

      I just got a new chassis fan from Arctic Cooling, 92mm, 4 pin variable speed, that should have better performance than the original one and I will see if it can use the original connector on the VGA card.

      https://www.arctic.ac/worldwide_en/a...9-pwm-pst.html
      Last edited by [email protected]; 12-02-2017, 05:07 PM.

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      • #13
        Originally posted by DanL View Post
        False. The U.S. uses Fahrenheit as its official temperature unit.
        No, it most certainly does not. Check your sources.

        Originally posted by pal666 View Post
        it is not the standard even in that country. scientists use real units everywhere.
        You mean Kelvin, right?

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        • #14
          Does any one else have the issue that no pictures display in these articles? Text and graphs are fine, but no pictures.

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          • #15
            Originally posted by thelongdivider View Post
            Does any one else have the issue that no pictures display in these articles? Text and graphs are fine, but no pictures.
            No known server issues on my end, working fine.
            Michael Larabel
            http://www.michaellarabel.com/

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            • #16
              Originally posted by willmore View Post
              No, it most certainly does not. Check your sources.
              Yes, it does. The U.S., Belize, the Bahamas, and Cayman Islands use Fahrenheit as their official standard. That doesn't mean no one in the U.S. uses Celsius. Hell, I often used Celsius in upper-level science classes in (public) high school and that was in the last millennium.

              Edit: http://www.nws.noaa.gov/glossary/ind...ord=Fahrenheit
              Last edited by DanL; 12-02-2017, 07:25 PM.

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              • #17
                All of the PC cooling articles and benchmarks I've seen on other sites seem to use C. That's the main thing - not whether a handful of countries still cling to archaic systems of measure out of some confusion with real cultural heritage. Especially since the readership of this site is international.

                Anyway, that cooler is friggin' huge. I guess it's interesting to see what it takes to passively cool one of these beasties, though.

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                • #18
                  Actually it seems the USA officially uses the metric system since 1893: https://www.unc.edu/~rowlett/units/usmetric.html
                  Also: https://www.nist.gov/sites/default/f...tric/1136a.pdf

                  The U.S. adopted the metric system in 1866. What the U.S. has failed to do is to restrict or prohibit the use of traditional units in areas touching the ordinary citizen
                  Oh, and interesting article, btw. I didn’t know such a thing existed.
                  Last edited by stqn; 12-02-2017, 07:33 PM.

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                  • #19
                    Interesting there's nothing to cool the memory chips. I have a RX 480 and been wondering about attacking a water block to it. The cooler the RX 480 gets the better it runs.

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                    • #20
                      Very interesting article however RX 480 consume so much (RX 470 will be better in this area)

                      If you can test with GTX 1060 will be good because pascal is much better in tdp

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