“If you feel that your new GTX275 is running too hot then you are not alone. I also can not stand to see that temperature gauge go well into the 80’s. If you are sick of these temperatures (like me), then you will be glad to hear there is a solution. Thermalright has had the HR-03 GTX out for awhile, but it has never been certified for the GTX275. This is because a few of the GTX275’s differ from each other, which causes some obstructions so this cooler will not mount right.
If you happen to have the Leadtek version of the GTX275 then you are in luck, because today I will show you exactly what you have to do to get this cooler to fit perfectly on your GTX275. Don’t worry, its nothing that takes an advanced knowledge of machining, just a few tools from the garage are all you will need. These include a saw, or any other cutting device such as a Dremel (I did it with a hack saw). Certainly a Dremel will make it much easier. You will also need a screw driver. Not too demanding hu? Thats enough talk, lets take a closer look at this cooler.”
Here are some more Graphics Card articles from around the web:
- Nvidia Graphics Card Roundup – August @ DriverHeaven
- GIGABYTE GeForce GTX 285 2GB OC @ Tweaktown
- Gigabyte Geforce GTX 285 @ CPU3D
- GeForce GTX 275 Versus Radeon HD 4890 Video Card Battle @ Legit Reviews
- Gigabyte GV-N250OC-1GI GeForce GTS 250 GPU @ HotHardware
- SilenX- GPU Heatsink (IXG-80HA2) and 3 Fan Kit Review @ OverclockersHQ
- GIGABYTE GV-R465D2-1G1 Radeon HD 4650 @ motherboards.org
Armed with only a hacksaw, the intrepid gamers at Bjorn3D have completed a successful heatsink transplant, the patient, one GTX275 that had a severe fever is now doing much better thanks to the Thermalright HR-03 GTX. As the cure only required an investment of $50 and could be done in home, the procedure went ahead without delay and they are pleased to announce that what was a life threatening temperature of 86C has been reduced to a cozy 72C. The procedure is simple enough to do at home, if you follow the instructions found here carefully.