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I just got Skyrim and have modded the crap out of it with graphics enhancers (textures, shaders, models, the works).

Game runs pretty smooth but my Gigabyte 460 runs at 100% load 24/7 while in game and some areas get a little choppy. I usually run my card OCed to 800mhz on stock voltage when gaming but was considering a more significant overclock with a voltage increase.

I have a universal GPU waterblock on the card and the GPU never exceeds 38c. However, the mosfets are not covered by the block and only have the stock aluminum heatsink and a jerry-rigged fanblowing on it.

I was wondering if anyone had an idea as to the limitations of the mosfets on this card...or rather, any idea how high I can safely push that voltage without risking frying the mosfets.

Thanks for the help.




PS: I'm using MSI afterburner for overclocking
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Someone with more knowledge will have to answer the question about the voltage limitation, but I would suggest acquiring some of these for the mosfets, at the very least:

 

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835708012

 

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835708011

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Yeah i would get some Sinks for your Fets, but with mine un covered i can get 900 Core, Shader Linked and 2100 Memory on 1.087V and no Overheating issues at all wink.gif
 
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