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Galaxy and Palit GeForce GTX 470s in SLI Overclocked (Page 16)

By: Shawn Baker from May 29, 2010 @ 1:45 CDT

Temperature Tests

With the TES 1326 Infrared Thermometer literally in hand we found ourselves getting real-world temperatures from the products we test at load (3D clock speeds).

There are two places we pull temperature from - the back of the card directly behind the core and if the card is dual slot and has an exhaust point we also pull a temperate from there, as seen in the picture.

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The top card ran very warm; a lot warmer than the second card in this situation.


Sound Tests

Pulling out the TES 1350A Sound Level Meter we find ourselves quickly yelling into the top of it to see how loud we can be.

After five minutes of that we get a bit more serious and place the device two CM away from the fan on the card to find the maximum noise level of the card when idle (2D mode) and in load (3D mode).

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Both fans at 100% and the noise level wasn't the worst we've seen to date, which was nice. It's still very loud, though.

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