Thermaltake TMG ND1 GeForce GPU Cooler

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So How Does it Perform?

FutureMark’s 3DMark06 and Nvidia’s NTune utility was used to load the card and record the temperatures of the core of the graphics card respectively. 

I must admit these numbers really impressed me.  Clearly you can see here that the ND1 was a vast improvement over the stock cooler.  Any cooler that can take nine to fifteen degrees Celcius of both load and idle temperatures is a cooler that is worth my money. 

Not only is this card worlds better than the stock cooler, it is nearly silent.  I would place the ND1 noise-wise just a tad bit louder than Yate Loons.  Thermaltake states that the ND1 runs at 16 dBa, and for once I have to agree with this rating. 

Now ordinarily, this would have any hardcore overclocker drooling.  There is a lot of head room for overclocking.  Unfortunately, this card has never ever overclocked 1mhz on either core or memory without artifacting ever since I switched from watercooling.  I don’t know if I got a bum card or what, but this card does not like overclocking anymore.   

Time to wrap this up, and answer the question, “Was it worth it?”

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