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Silencer VS Accelero

Discussion in 'Overclocking & Cooling' started by Friction, 6 Jun 2006.

  1. Friction


    Joined: 20 Mar 2005

    Posts: 25

    Are the new Accelero coolers any better than the Silencers.

    I have 6800GT's overclocked in SLI. 410 Core & 1.13 MemFreq. 60-62c Idle and 70+ in game.

    Is it worth a switch to get some more speed out of the cards?
  2. Joe42


    Joined: 18 Jan 2005

    Posts: 4,171

    Location: Northants

    From what i hear they are about the same, perhaps a few degrees better. I think the main advantage is they cope better with sli systems where the ac silencer would have its airflow almost blocked. There are a few reviews around comparing the two, google it. I remember reading one but i can't remember exactly what the outcome was...

    Gpus can go over 100 before they even throttle so i would say those temps are fine. If you currently have an ac silencer, i wouldn't say its worth getting an accelero.

    One problem i have with the ac silencers is the lack of airflow over the voltage regulators on the card. I have a 60mm fan strapped to the back of mine and it works wonders. Cools various other components on the card that the silencer doesn't. I learnt my lesson after the voltage regulators on an older card blew up because of poor airflow as a result of fitting an ac silencer.
    Last edited: 7 Jun 2006