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Cooler Swap GTX 770TI to 780Ti

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So I currently have two cards on my hands, a reference GTX780Ti and a Gigabyte Windforce OC 770Ti. Would it be possible and would it work if I swapped the coolers on these cards?

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9 minutes ago, UnreliablyGood said:

So I currently have two cards on my hands, a reference GTX780Ti and a Gigabyte Windforce OC 770Ti. Would it be possible and would it work if I swapped the coolers on these cards?

Might be possible if both use refrence PCB. Might have issues with the fan wiring.

 

That being said I prefer the reference coolers but take them both apart and see whats up with the mounts.

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Just now, vinyldash303 said:

Might be possible if both use refrence PCB. Might have issues with the fan wiring.

 

That being said I prefer the reference coolers but take them both apart and see whats up with the mounts.

Reference coolers are nice but mine regularly reaches 80-85C at a noise level close to 60Db so it can easily be heard around the entire house (and it's a rather large house)

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16 minutes ago, UnreliablyGood said:

So I currently have two cards on my hands, a reference GTX780Ti and a Gigabyte Windforce OC 770Ti. Would it be possible and would it work if I swapped the coolers on these cards?

A GTX 770Ti doesn't exist... does it? If you mean GTX 780Ti, then maybe. I remember reading that the the Gigabyte windforce 780Ti uses a reference PCB layout. If that's the case then there shouldn't be any problem. 

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1 minute ago, BLCT said:

A GTX 770Ti doesn't exist... does it? If you mean GTX 780Ti, then maybe. I remember reading that the the Gigabyte windforce 780Ti uses a reference PCB layout. If that's the case then there shouldn't be any problem. 

I'm sorry I meant to say GTX 770 OC (My cousin told me it was a 770Ti for some reason and I believed him)

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1 minute ago, UnreliablyGood said:

I'm sorry I meant to say GTX 770 OC (My cousin told me it was a 770Ti for some reason and I believed him)

I don't think that wouldn't work out. The GTX 770 PCB layout is different compared to a GTX 780Ti. The memory chips are placed in different locations for both cards, the GTX 780Ti has 1 spare memory chip, not to mention that they are bigger. The power chokes are also in a different location on the 780Ti, compared to the 770. Also, why would you want a reference cooler for a GTX 780Ti? That card runs hotter and uses more power, than the 770. The reference cooler isn't very good, that's why different manufacturers put a better and different coolers on all of their PREMIUM cards. Also, your GTX 780Ti is an OC model by GIGABYTE, they used a special cooler to help with the higher overclock cooling, they figured that the stock reference cooler isn't enough. So, even if the card's PCBs magically lined up. I do not think it is a good idea, as the extra heat that comes with the OC will emit to much heat for the stock cooler.

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Just now, BLCT said:

I don't think that wouldn't work out. The GTX 770 PCB layout is different compared to a GTX 780Ti. The memory chips are placed in different locations for both cards, the GTX 780Ti has 1 spare memory chip, not to mention that they are bigger. The power chokes are also in a different location on the 780Ti, compared to the 770. Also, why would you want a reference cooler for a GTX 780Ti? That card runs hotter and uses more power, than the 770. The reference cooler isn't very good, that's why different manufacturers put a better and different coolers on all of their PREMIUM cards. Also, your GTX 780Ti is an OC model by GIGABYTE, they used a special cooler to help with the higher overclock cooling, they figured that the stock reference cooler isn't enough. So, even if the card's PCBs magically lined up. I do not think it is a good idea, as the extra heat that comes with the OC will emit to much heat for the stock cooler.

I just wanted to clarify: I'm trying to get a Gigabyte Windforce 770 cooler onto a reference 780Ti for better cooling due to extra fans and increased airflow. Otherwise, I thing I won't attempt is as there is too much that can go wrong here.

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The cooler itself should screw down to the four holes just fine. If the wiring matches you would be good to go. If the wind force uses a mid plate, that may not fit. Just take them apart and check. 

 

Also what’s wrong with your 780 to see those temps? What’s the clock speed and voltage? 

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On 12/28/2018 at 5:36 AM, Mick Naughty said:

The cooler itself should screw down to the four holes just fine. If the wiring matches you would be good to go. If the wind force uses a mid plate, that may not fit. Just take them apart and check. 

 

Also what’s wrong with your 780 to see those temps? What’s the clock speed and voltage? 

I keep the clock speed at stock most of the time with stock voltages, but I do dab around in overclocking. Since I make sure that afterburner has been shut down most of the time, I have those temps at stock speeds. Is this abnormal for a blower style founder's edition?

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10 minutes ago, UnreliablyGood said:

I keep the clock speed at stock most of the time with stock voltages, but I do dab around in overclocking. Since I make sure that afterburner has been shut down most of the time, I have those temps at stock speeds. Is this abnormal for a blower style founder's edition?

Yes that is abnormal for a reference blower, if you must call it an fe. 

 

Which is why I asked what it’s clocking too. 

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Just now, Mick Naughty said:

Yes that is abnormal for a reference blower, if you must call it an fe. 

 

Which is why I asked what it’s clocking too. 

I can't remember off the top of my head, but I can't give you the temps because recently I've been running the card without the shroud as I've decided to keep the stock cooler and use Linus's video on how to paint a GPU

 

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Clock speeds, not temps. 

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Just now, Mick Naughty said:

Clock speeds, not temps. 

 

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Jesus Christ. Is the fan even on?

 

I have it hard clocked, so no boosting. 120% power limit and 100% fan unlocked. 

 

Can run about 1270 on the core with max voltage. Will stay in the 70’s with max fan of course. 

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1 minute ago, Mick Naughty said:

Jesus Christ. Is the fan even on?

 

I have it hard clocked, so no boosting. 120% power limit and 100% fan unlocked. 

 

Can run about 1270 on the core with max voltage. Will stay in the 70’s with max fan of course. 

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The fan is on and running (I can hear it very clearly) and even the case fans are all up to 75%.

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May be time for new paste and perhaps pads. I’ve never had a blower card run that hot. Even my 1080’s run cooler. 

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