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GPU-z will show your VRM temps.
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That layout looks very similar to my 480's ... have you checked out the thread I linked where I circled all the hot parts in red (on page 3 I think it was)? A lot of parts other than what was under that sink were hot. Also, mine has 1 row of vrm's on the front with a stock sink like yours, but TWO rows down the back bare without a sink. Does your card have vrm's on the back unsinked?
I have a similar line on the backside, which may also be vrms. See it here.



I checked your link, and I mine is similar to yours. Did you manage to heatsink all of them. I mean, some of them are sitting really close and it will be difficult to attach them.

Are you on LN2, air, h2o or? and how far do you go regarding to volts?
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Originally Posted by Kerian View Post
GPU-z will show your VRM temps.
cool - it didnt know that. I take a look at it when I get home from work. Thanks for letting me know.
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post #14 of 36
PCB temp is misleading, whatever sensor it uses is no where near the VRMs. So if you only have GPU and PCB temps reported, you need some other way of checking VRMs.

Anyway, I would definitely worry about VRM temps.

I killed my GTX 480 with it running at 918 core with 1.183v. GPU temp never got above 60C with an MCW82 on it, but pulling almost 80% more power than stock blew the VRMs.

That said, your card has a more robust VRM solution than the reference models, so you should be ok. Still, better VRMs should be running cooler, so if they are painfully hot, get extra cooling on them.
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Do I need to tweak anything in GPU-Z to get VRM temps? As I see it, I have GPU temperature and thats all I have regarding temps.
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Do I need to tweak anything in GPU-Z to get VRM temps? As I see it, I have GPU temperature and thats all I have regarding temps.
GPU-Z does not show VRM temps for the 500 series, contrary to what you have been led to believe.

You will have better luck with an infrared thermometer, which usually costs around $10 or so from a local hardware store.
     
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Ok - I began to think that I got some special VRMs that was not supported or something.
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Seems reasonable to me to put on aftermarket heatsinks that offer better cooling than stock if you plan on some overclocking and overvolting. I don't know off the top of my head what is the best out there, but others will know.
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GPU-z will show your VRM temps.
No,no it wont,not with this card and not with my GTX480 either

Its kinda hard to judge just how hot things are getting in the VRM area when your pushing more volts on Fermi.
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Originally Posted by qwwwizx View Post
I have a similar line on the backside, which may also be vrms. See it here.



I checked your link, and I mine is similar to yours. Did you manage to heatsink all of them. I mean, some of them are sitting really close and it will be difficult to attach them.

Are you on LN2, air, h2o or? and how far do you go regarding to volts?
Our cards' pcbs look almost identical. I'm actually in the process of switching over from lga775 to lga1155. Waiting on some ram and stuff. So I haven't started yet. But once all my gear shows up, I do plan to get it all sinked and watercooled. According to newegg, my ram should be here next Mon. The ones that are really close, I plan to sink in bundles. With like 1 sink covering multiple chips. I'll post pics and stuff when I'm done. But run furmark for like 5 minutes or do some heavy gaming for an hour or so then touch those backside vrm's, you'll see how scorching hot they get without sinks.
    
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