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Anyone run high volts through a universal gpu block?

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Been thinking about putting my gtx480's under water but I deffenitally don't want to start buying expensive blocks for old tech. When I used to have a single gtx480 under water I had a EK full block on it and it worked great and I wasn't scared to push some volts through it for some bench sessions with a slush box. Problem is with the universal blocks my VRM's won't be cooled. I plan on just leaving the stock heatsink on with the universal block cooling the core. So does anyone with universal blocks ever push a lot of volts through their cards? I used to have no problem running my gtx480 passed 900 core with around 1.90mV Thanks
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High volts would likely blow a VRM if it isn't cooled.
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I killed a 9800gtx+ stock with a universal while folding
    
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I used to run GTX 460 1GB's in SLI at 1212mV's 24/7 until I gave them to my brother (folded and everything). They had universal GPU blocks, one was a MSI Cyclone and another was an ASUS DirectCU II. I just put an 80mm fan underneath them blowing into the VRM's (the ASUS had a heatsink, the MSI Cyclone didn't). They were fine, but they weren't nearly as power hungry as the GTX 480.
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I would think the vrm's could only handle what they can on air if you plan to cool them the same as they are now. At least thats what makes sense to me.
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I would think the vrm's could only handle what they can on air if you plan to cool them the same as they are now. At least thats what makes sense to me.
That makes sence to me lol. 1.16mV should be fine then wouldn't you think?

BTW when im gaming I always run my fans on high cause I use headphones. Sound doesn't bother me.
Edited by skatpex99 - 10/5/11 at 10:26pm
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