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Just bought a 3 months used, eVGA gtx 570, and got both the block and card same day. DangerDen satin copper fullcover. Anyway, installed fresh with AS5 on everything except VRMS, which have the thermal pad. I used enough AS5 on each mem chip, by accident, to do a whole IHS of a CPU... LOL

Im hearing of a VRM issue on these ref. cards, and wondering if I'm at risk being on water?

If the problem is the circuitry's physical capability to handle the load/need, then I feel this block and great temps won't help. But is it maybe an overheating problem? Anyone blow an OC'd 570 on fullcover block yet? This GPU is doing me great, but I fear OC'ing it. And OC'ing is kinda what I wanted to do...

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Errr.... you used AS5 on the memory chips???
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Errr.... you used AS5 on the memory chips???
same here
fine
err the tim that came with the block
it's what the manual said to do
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Errr.... you used AS5 on the memory chips???
GDDR5 memory does not make that much heat... and the RAM is irrelevant to the topic where the OP is making about the reference 570's bad VREGs.

I wouldn't worry too much about it personally. I had the same reaction when I found out my motherboard was completely garbage at overclocking.. oh well, what can you do right?

At least I didn't buy a GTX 590
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The paste that came with it is called HOT SAUCE. Err? Doesn't sound like it'll keep it chilly. Yes, AS5, and it was globbed on too...

I never said it was garbage at OC'ing, who knows, this thing might be crazy OC'er. But if the crap vrm's are gonna blow...

At stock freqs., I'm 32idle, 46C Furmark after 10 minutes... Gonna shoot for at least 800core, IDK what the multi will make it, but hopefully.
Edited by SwishaMane - 5/23/11 at 6:45pm
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try directly spreading tiny amounts of thermal paste onto the rams and vrms while making sure the paste does not touch any metal connectors. yes teh 570 has a slightl underpowered circuitry, doesn't mean urs gunna blow up, just means that it won't last as long.
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The paste that came with it is called HOT SAUCE. Err? Doesn't sound like it'll keep it chilly. Yes, AS5, and it was globbed on too...

I never said it was garbage at OC'ing, who knows, this thing might be crazy OC'er. But if the crap vrm's are gonna blow...

At stock freqs., I'm 32idle, 46C Furmark after 10 minutes... Gonna shoot for at least 800core, IDK what the multi will make it, but hopefully.
Your first mistake is using Furmark. 500 series cards get throttled anyway during Furmark so there's no point in using it.
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Your first mistake is using Furmark. 500 series cards get throttled anyway during Furmark so there's no point in using it.
+1 even though i use furmark to test stability in small doses. iT draws more power, and creates more heat, than any game/or program ever would, and over stresses your gpu/psu.
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Good thing I only ran it for 10 mins to see what my absolute highest temps were EVER going to be. And I'm not worried about MY PSU... So, we can conclude that my gtx 570 is invincible, and is the absolute best gtx 570 ever created in all creation, infinite in divinity, and the possibilities are endless?

Cool. Thanks all.
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Interesting thread, well i have a EVGA grx 570 with EK waterblock plus the back plate, my temps absolutely great idle 32c• and full load in bc2 45/47c•

Im using the defaults clocks, how far can i go with this card? I dont want to lose it yet
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