OK just installed the zalman fan and heatsink, and it's working like a charm. Right now at idle, my temps are 46c idle, 56c load clocked at 478/1254. No grinding noise, in fact the only noise I can hear right now is my cpu fan, which I will be replacing soon.
I noticed a marginal increase in cooling, my idle stays about the same, but my load has dropped about 7-9c. Plus the arctic silver 5 isn't nearly cured yet. So I'm hoping this'll be able to handle my clocks for now, until I save up for a better card.
The way we saluting flags, wrapping them around our heads when ni**az ain't become American till 9/11 //Feeling like you gotta sneak into heaven//When the reverend looking like a pimp and the pimp look like the reverend...
People let me paint a picture You know I ain't a christian I ain't a muslim, ain't a jew I'm losing my religion I speak to god directly...
~Around my Way - Talib Kweli
You go to church to find you some religion//And all you hear is connivin' and gossip and contradiction and//You try to vote and participate in the government//And the muh'f***in' Democrats is actin' like Republicans
~The Beautiful Struggle - Talib Kweli