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I'd suggest using CCC and Power Setting +20% with stock voltage what it can give you most stable highest OC clocks. Asus Smart Doctor, under settings will let to enable "Overclock Range Enhancement" and it increases the CCC max core clock to 1620 MHz and memory to 2500MHz. Using stock air cooler doesn't sound like a good idea to go that high or voltage more than 1.2v.

All right. I'm using now The CCC Overdrive with +20% power setting, and the voltage is now steady at 1.1V.

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One thing I have to ask, should all of the temperatures be below some treshold, or is the main GPU temperature all that matters?
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All 4 of them are in the GPU die and must stay below the threshold. GPU Temp #2 is too high and it shows that the paste was not properly applied, you have to reapply the TIM.
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All 4 of them are in the GPU die and must stay below the threshold. GPU Temp #2 is too high and it shows that the paste was not properly applied, you have to reapply the TIM.
Ok, took me a while to look up what that meant. Thermal interface material. Yeah, I'll do that. Meanwhile, I'll just use manually increased fan speed.
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I tried replacing the thermal paste, but it just ended up being worse than before. What is the optimal way to apply thermal paste to the gpu?

EDIT: I tried to spread the paste as evenly as possible with a plastic card.
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I tried replacing the thermal paste, but it just ended up being worse than before. What is the optimal way to apply thermal paste to the gpu?

EDIT: I tried to spread the paste as evenly as possible with a plastic card.
Clean the paste and use good thermal paste such as MX-3/MX-4. If your temperature are getting worse, the paste you use is worse than the stock paste that came with the card.
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Clean the paste and use good thermal paste such as MX-3/MX-4. If your temperature are getting worse, the paste you use is worse than the stock paste that came with the card.
I guess you're right about that. But I don't think those differences between the temperature sensors are due to how equally the thermal paste was applied.
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I don't know, maybe yours is different. I have 5 GPUs in my system and temperature disparity max is 5°C all across the GPUs.
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Clean the paste and use good thermal paste such as MX-3/MX-4. If your temperature are getting worse, the paste you use is worse than the stock paste that came with the card.
I ordered a tube of Arctic Silver 5. Which would be the optimal way of applying it to my GPU, spreading all over the surface or placing a dot in the middle?
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I am not sure about Artic Silver5 if it's capacitive/conductive will be bad if you spread over GPU and touching the other legs will cause short. Why don't order MX-3/MX-4 as suggested?
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