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Windows 7: Just got my GTX 480

01 Aug 2010   #331
hawkin90

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Hello Hawkin,

It's a separate ordered metal backplate add-on that is screwed onto the back motherboard side of the EVGA GTX 480 or 470 graphic card to help lower the running temperature of the card a few more degrees C.

There was also a replacement "high flow bracket" that was given to registered owners of these graphic cards earlier that also helped reduced the temperature a few more degrees C. This was the metal bracket where the monitor connections are at.
Ah. Okey Yeah I was wondering if you guys just bought the plate for a cooler design or something lol. But then I get it. Maybe I should consider it for my soon-to-be GTX 480 SLI setup too.


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01 Aug 2010   #332
HILLBILLY

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by grimreaper View Post
Ive been waiting for the perfect moment to upgrade my GPU's, problem is i really love my gtx280's i want the 480's so bad.
I guess either I wait till the price comes down or my cards die?
I'm with you on that one, I love the 480s, and I'd love to have one. Except, I also love my 10 month old GTX 275 (and I can't afford the 480's pricetag...) So I'll stick with what I have... (for now )
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02 Aug 2010   #333
Airbot

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Got my backplate for my 480 today.

Couple of pics for you guys.


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Need to remove the little black foam strip on the back. Hard to get off clean, instructions tell you to heat the card up (stress it) right before you remove it to get the foam off easier.

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Plate screwed on. Four middle screws go on first.

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Card in slot. Barely clears hitting my sound card.

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Seeing about a 2 degree drop (Celsius). So overall, with the backplate and new bracket, I'm seeing about a 5-6 degree drop.

The End.


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02 Aug 2010   #334
grimreaper

Windows 7 Ultimate X64
 
 

Awesome pics Airbot ....i love your GTX480 looks amazing with the back plate.
If you could ...just a rough estimate, how much longer is the 480 compared to my 280?
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02 Aug 2010   #335
Airbot

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Same size according to the specs.

GeForce GTX 480
GeForce GTX 280
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03 Aug 2010   #336
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Very nice.
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03 Aug 2010   #337
grimreaper

Windows 7 Ultimate X64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Airbot View Post
Same size according to the specs.

GeForce GTX 480
GeForce GTX 280
Thank you Airbot.
Honestly, those pics are just so nice....congrats again
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03 Aug 2010   #338
freaky88

MS Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

what does A blackplate do?
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03 Aug 2010   #339
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Freaky,

See posts 328 & 329 here.

Just got my GTX 480
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03 Aug 2010   #340
freaky88

MS Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

oh ok i see
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