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    Default Re: MSI N460GTX Hawk (1GB) Overclocking Results

    Here's a picture of my not so fancy gfx cooling fan setup for the back side of the pcb. The quick and dirty way to install the fan was to use zip ties to attach the fan to the thick psu 24-pin cable as the main anchor.

    I measured the length of the interior of my RC-690 case from the inside mounting surface of the DVI connector end of the card to the hard drive/optical drive bays. The overall length is 300 - 312mm (12" - 12.4"). Note the additional space required for the yellow pci-e cables connected to the rear of the Hawk.

    The height measurements of the memory to pcb surface for the P35-DS3L are about 10mm more than for an EP45-UD3P. These clearances do NOT include the ~2mm height of the choke and capacitor soldered pin connections.

    Overclocked temperature tests will start tomorrow.

    MSI N460GTX Hawk (1GB) Overclocking Results-92mm-cooling-fan-1st-setup_f-256c-768x-jpg

    BTW, flopsy drives work much better when you remember to connect the separate flopsy power cable to a powered molex connector.
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    Default Re: MSI N460GTX Hawk (1GB) Overclocking Results

    The 92mm cooling fan helps.

    GPU maximum temperatures were 50 - 51 (celsius) with
    • Unigine Heaven v2.1 benchmarks at 900/4200, 915/4200 and 920/4200MHz
    • STALKER - Call of Pripyat at 935/4200MHz

    The 900/4200 Heaven test passed one full loop.
    The 915/4200 Heaven test passed one full loop, but failed at 3:27 of the second loop.
    The 920/4200 Heaven test failed at 3:27 of the first loop.
    Stalker conmpleted its 12 minute test with no problems.

    The current 92mm cooling fan's position isn't quite optimal right now and the thick 24-pin psu cable will need to be repositioned to allow the fan to angle down a bit more toward the Hawk's PCB VRM/Choke component area. The gpu cooling was 3 - 6 degrees cooler but the VRM/Choke area was only 2 - 3 degrees cooler.

    The auxiliary 92mm PWM cooling fan is connected to the Sys_fan2 header and fan speed is about 40% of maximum speed (which was expected) at light loads and automatically increased to 80% of full speed during the highest graphics overclock tests (2000 vs 2500 rpm). I wasn't sure what to expect so I'm 80% happy.
    Correction:
    The reported 80% PWM fan speeds for the Arctic Cooling 92mm are not correct.
    I double checked my setup because the auxiliary 92mm fan didn't seem to push the amount of air that a 2000 rpm fan should push. When I connected this fan to the (non-PWM) Power fan header, the fan speed was 2000 rpm and the airflow was significantly stronger. The fan is very quiet at 2000 rpm.

    When this fan was connected to the SysFan2 PWM header, maximum rpm was only ~ 1300 rpm. The confusion was because of the cryptic naming used by the monitoring software. My mistake was confusing the software's FANIN1 and FANIN3 reported fan speeds with the correct fans.

    Even with the 92mm fan's 1100 - 1300 actual fan speeds, the additional cooling provided by the fan is significant. Sorry for any confusion.

    Time for some additional hardware tweaking.

    MSI N460GTX Hawk (1GB) Overclocking Results-stalker-935-4200-dx11-1920x1080-extreme-tess-settings-results-added-cooling01-jpg
    Last edited by profJim; 06-18-2011 at 10:38 AM. Reason: corrected high speed fan info
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    Default Re: MSI N460GTX Hawk (1GB) Overclocking Results

    The attached picture shows the 92mm fan repositioned to better cool the back of the pcb.

    Good News:
    With the 915 and 920MHz Heaven tests, the gpu temperatures were unchanged, but the choke and VRM area of the back of the pcb was ~ 3 - 5 (C) cooler than the first test where the 92mm fan was more upright.

    Bad News:
    The Heaven 915 and 920MHz test results failed at the same times as with the first test.

    The Next Test:
    It's time to remove the aluminum heatsinks that are installed on the VRM chips and replace them with the Enzotech forged copper heatsinks to see if they offer better VRM cooling.

    There isn't enough room between the chokes and the Twin FrozrII cooling fins to install any heatsinks on the top of the chokes.

    MSI N460GTX Hawk (1GB) Overclocking Results-msi-n460gtx-hawk-92mm-aux-cooling-fan-setup-2-text-800x-jpg
    Last edited by profJim; 06-06-2011 at 06:30 PM. Reason: corrected number of degrees cooler
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    Default Re: MSI N460GTX Hawk (1GB) Overclocking Results

    I've been using the 266.58 WHQL Geforce drivers for a while.
    Windows update said that there was a newer driver available, but didn't say what the version number was. I was curious to see which version would be installed so I let windows do its thing. 267.xx WHQL was installed, even though the most recent WHQL version from Geforce.com is 275.33 (release date = June 1, 2011). I then downloaded and installed the 275.33 version.

    GPU/VRM/Choke temperature tests to be run:
    using 780/3600, 850/4000, 900/4200, and 925/4200 settings
    1. Stock Hawk cooling with no additional heatsinks, 92mm cooling fan disabled.
    2. Stock Hawk cooling with no additional heatsinks, 92mm cooling fan enabled.
    3. Hawk cooling with aluminum VRM heatsinks, 92mm cooling fan disabled.
    4. Hawk cooling with aluminum VRM heatsinks, 92mm cooling fan enabled.
    5. Hawk cooling with copper VRM heatsinks, 92mm cooling fan disabled.
    6. Hawk cooling with copper VRM heatsinks, 92mm cooling fan enabled.

    Test Setup:
    • MSI Kombustor with PostFX processing enabled
    • Full Screen 1920 x 1080
    • AA mode: 32xQ (Quality) CSAA
    • Each test will be run for 10 minutes.

    The Kombustor test delivers consistent temperature readings after each test has run for several minutes. GPU temperatures are several degrees higher, and the system wattage draw is about 10 - 15 watts higher than the Heaven and STALKER benchmark tests.

    Heaven v2.5 is available from Geforce.com.
    The interface has changed but the 4:20 test appears to be the same.
    It might be my imagination, but the test looks somewhat nicer where colors and details are enhanced.

    Food for thought:
    The current 92mm Arctic Cooling cpu fan's open cage draws some air from the outer circumference of the fan blades. A better setup would probably be to use a "traditional" 92mm case fan which would make it much easier to attach an intake shroud that would only draw air from the outside of the case.

    I'll be ordering the ARCTIC F PWM 92 mm fan. Click on the Technical Data tab to see the specs for the 80, 92, and 120mm fans.
    The new fan's installation and fan shroud(s) will wait until after I've completed these tests.

    MSI N460GTX Hawk (1GB) Overclocking Results-arctic-cooling-pwm-fans-jpg

    This should keep me off the streets and out of trouble for a while.
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    Default Re: MSI N460GTX Hawk (1GB) Overclocking Results

    The following was added to post #82:
    Correction:
    The reported 80% PWM fan speeds for the Arctic Cooling 92mm are not correct.
    I double checked my setup because the auxiliary 92mm fan didn't seem to push the amount of air that a 2000 rpm fan should push. When I connected this fan to the (non-PWM) Power fan header, the fan speed was 2000 rpm and the airflow was significantly stronger. The fan is very quiet at 2000 rpm.

    When this fan was connected to the SysFan2 PWM header, maximum rpm was only ~ 1300 rpm. The confusion was because of the cryptic naming used by the monitoring software. My mistake was confusing the software's FANIN1 and FANIN3 reported fan speeds with the correct fans.

    Even with the 92mm fan's 1100 - 1300 actual fan speeds, the additional cooling provided by the fan is significant. Sorry for any confusion.
    Test 1, with aluminum heatsink temperature results are done.
    Test 2, with no aftermarket heatsinks are done.
    Test 3, with forged copper heatsink results are done.
    The next test will be with the new Arctic Cooling 92mm case fan installed, using a fan shroud to provide cooler room temperature air to the PCB cooling fan.

    MSI N460GTX Hawk (1GB) Overclocking Results-msi-n460gtx-pcb-temperature-results-alu-copper-800x2c-256c-jpg
    Last edited by profJim; 06-29-2011 at 07:59 PM. Reason: partial test results update
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    Default Re: MSI N460GTX Hawk (1GB) Overclocking Results

    Added four test results to post #85 with aftermarket aluminum heatsinks removed and 92mm PCB cooling fan NOT used.
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    Default Re: MSI N460GTX Hawk (1GB) Overclocking Results

    Added four test results to post #85 with aftermarket aluminum heatsinks removed and 92mm PCB cooling fan used.
    Next tests will be with forged copper heatsinks installed on the VRM chips.
    Last edited by profJim; 06-18-2011 at 02:44 PM.
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    Default Re: MSI N460GTX Hawk (1GB) Overclocking Results

    The forged copper heatsinks are about three times heavier than the aluminum heatsinks. Using the heavier copper heatsinks might eventually be a problem because of the small surface area of the VRM chips that are the only points of contact for the heatsink's thermal tape. The VRM contact area for each set of four VRM chips is 100 square mm and the copper heatsink's base is 196 square mm (14 x 14). Each copper heatsink won't completely cover the surface area of each set of four VRM chips.

    I bought the 14mm tall copper heatsinks so that I can shorten each of the 16 circular cooling pins where there will we a light interference fit with the Hawk's gpu cooling fins. This should secure the copper heatsinks to the VRM chips. The total height of each copper heatsink will be about 10 - 10.5 mm high which includes the ~ 1mm thickness of the heatsink's base and the height of the cooling pins.

    The attached picture includes possible memory chip clearances for heatsink installation. All clearances are approximate values.

    The results with the copper heatsink tests should be posted in 3 - 4 days.

    MSI N460GTX Hawk (1GB) Overclocking Results-msi-n460gtx-copper-heatsink-options-clearances-797x-jpg
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    Default Re: MSI N460GTX Hawk (1GB) Overclocking Results

    Here's a (hopefully) better picture of the heatsink clearances with more readable text:

    MSI N460GTX Hawk (1GB) Overclocking Results-msi-n460gtx-heatsink-clearances-text-jpg
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    Default Re: MSI N460GTX Hawk (1GB) Overclocking Results

    Two of the three copper heatsinks have been modified for an interference fit with the cooling fins.
    Height of the heatsinks is lowered from 14mm to 10.7mm (with thermal tape attached to the base of the heatsink).
    Here are some quick pictures.

    MSI N460GTX Hawk (1GB) Overclocking Results-copper-heatsink-quick-pics-jpg
    Q9650 @ 4.10GHz [9x456MHz]
    P35-DS4 [rev: 2.0] ~ Bios: F14
    4x2GB OCZ Reaper PC2-8500 1094MHz @5-5-5-15
    MSI N460GTX Hawk Talon Attack (1GB) video card <---- SLI ---->
    Seasonic SS-660XP2 80 Plus Platinum psu (660w)
    WD Caviar Black WD6401AALS 640GB (data)
    Samsung 840 Pro 256GB SSD (boot)
    SLI @ 16/4 works when running HyperSLI
    Cooler Master 120XL Seidon push/pull AIO cpu water cooling
    Cooler Master HAF XB computer case (RC-902XB-KKN1)
    Asus VH242H 24" monitor [1920x1080]
    MSI N460GTX Hawk (1GB) video card
    Logitech Z-5500 Digital 5.1 Speakers
    win7 x64 sp1 Home Premium
    HT|Omega Claro plus+ sound card
    CyberPower CP1500PFCLCD UPS
    E6300 (R0) @ 3.504GHz [8x438MHz] ~~ P35-DS3L [rev: 1.0] ~ Bios: F9 ~~ 4x2GB Kingston HyperX T1 PC2-8500, 876MHz @4-4-4-10
    Seasonic X650 80+ gold psu (650w) ~~ Xigmatek Balder HDT 1283 cpu cooler ~~ Cooler Master CM 690 case (RC-690-KKN1-GP)
    Samsung 830 128GB SSD MZ-7PC128B/WW (boot) ~~ WD Caviar Black WD6401AALS 640GB (data) ~~ ZM-MFC2 fan controller
    HT|Omega Striker 7.1 sound card ~~ Asus VH242H monitor [1920x1080] ~~ Logitech Z-5500 Digital 5.1 Speakers
    win7 x64 sp1 Home Premium ~~ CyberPower CP1500PFCLCD U.P.S
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