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What's the next best thing without strings attached?

No paste comes relatively close...PK-3 would be ok without being ridiculously overpriced like indigo xtreme is.
Don't worry so much about tim though, work on undervolting your cards a bit and improving airflow, removing restrictive grills and such.
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Hi, just out of nowhere my 7950 twin frozr iii started emitting this horrible coil whine which it never used to, do you think that msi would return it for coil whine or not?
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BradleyW very hard to clean off, for those 3-4ºc maybe its not worth it if you are concerned about your cooler surface, a dead card is a worthless card so play safe forget about the CLP/U

What's the next best thing without strings attached?
You can mess around with different tim's forever, but it isn't going to drop your temps. all that much regardless. If you're hitting 80C at times, that's getting hot.
Seriously, you should consider some better cooling for those cards. If you must stick with air cooling, look at the AC Accelero coolers, they work well, although the vrm sinks tend to be rather flakey for them. If you really want to do something about it, give water cooling some consideration. I put it off for years, then finally took the plunge. A couple good blocks like these:

you'll be hitting load temps. in the 40's. I'll have mine finished this week.

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In my point of view you just have to be careful when you apply it that's it, just a little bit to make a very thin layer and you are set.



Now there is a proper memory/vrm plate!
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Right now I am using CFIII on my GPU's. Testing shows it is 1.5c worse than indigo extreme and 1c worse than Phobia he grease. Now things are warmer in the house, my top card hits 79c and bottom hits 80c. I just need 3c knocking off so I can run 1.2Ghz core 24/7.
Look at the image, will this new idea work?
Thanks all. You are being extremely helpful.
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That looks like the best possible air cooling layout for your gpus.
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Hi so i've been reading this thread for a while and i saw some people complaining about the Sapphire Vapor-X HD 7970 GHz edition i'm planning to buy one but i wanted to know what's wrong with them cause i thought they were very good because it has a good cooler (i know it's loud) and it's voltage unlocked and it's said that it's a very good card generally so please verify
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Why not go with a His Iceq x2.it is a better card IMO..
 
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I have a 200mm fan already on the side wink.gif
The bottom card hits 80c in valley on the Ultra preset.
1200MHz core, 1.17vcore (Vdroop will make it lower).
I would prefer the bottom card to be in the high 70's on that overclock, so I really want to knock that 3c off.

With that same voltage but running 1100MHz, I'm seeing 70C. I'm still in learning mode. I'm pretty sure I have MSIA set to have the fans at 100% when the GPU hits 70C. I haven't come across any rule of thumb guides yet. Oh, and I'm running an open case right now. Yes the cards are loud.

Also these cards are new so they haven't had time to get too dusty yet.

Again I ask, when running stock cooling, how high do you let the temps get under load.
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With that same voltage but running 1100MHz, I'm seeing 70C. I'm still in learning mode. I'm pretty sure I have MSIA set to have the fans at 100% when the GPU hits 70C. I haven't come across any rule of thumb guides yet. Oh, and I'm running an open case right now. Yes the cards are loud.

Also these cards are new so they haven't had time to get too dusty yet.

Again I ask, when running stock cooling, how high do you let the temps get under load.


Try to keep the cards below 70c when overclocking.  The HD79XX's really don't like getting over that when clocked higher.  The highest I let mine go is 75c under load for long periods of time

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