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post #3411 of 8622
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Originally Posted by Art Vanelay View Post

I recommend not running it. EVGA OC scanner is the only overkill program that I would actually recommend, as it actually can find instability, unlike furmark.

Oh yeah, I actually run OCCT for 20 minutes and not Furmark.

So is the EVGA OC Scanner that good?
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Originally Posted by Aesthethc View Post

http://www.amazon.com/Cosmos-Copper-Cooling-Heatsinks-cooler/dp/B00637X42A/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1360209696&sr=8-1&keywords=cosmos+heatsink Try this, they are copper heatsinks as copper will disperse heat a lot more efficiently than aluminum. You'll need a fan directly on the VRM as most of the cards now will require some sort of VRM cooling; you will get instability with your cards as the VRMs will get very hot especially if youre overclocking. If you look a couple pages back i think i posted my cards with the cosmos copper heatsinks on them; they are low profile and come with thermal mounting tape already on them. Im not sure if you can get away with just the direct fan cooling; and no heatsinks... but i just got them anyways for the life and stability of my cards. Before direct VRM fan cooling my card would idle at 31C load at 61C ish... but now with an 80mm Noctua NF-R8 fan positioned right on top of the VRM's; they now idle at 23C and load at 55C.

I honestly dont think you can get away without cooling the VRM's with some sort of fan. You can slap these heatsinks on the VRM's and the VRAM

How different, in terms of cooling, are copper ones compared to aluminum?
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Originally Posted by Sethy666 View Post

I dont use it at all.

Gigabyte actually advise their card owners not to run it.

Heaven Benchmark and 3Dmark11 are more than enough stress your card and check for stability.

Yup.
post #3412 of 8622
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Originally Posted by kevindd992002 View Post

Oh yeah, I actually run OCCT for 20 minutes and not Furmark.

So is the EVGA OC Scanner that good?
It catches errors a lot more than any other benchmark. The funny thing about my 480 is that I can actually run it at least 25Mhz past the point of instability on something like 3D mark 11 and it will pass without any artifacts, but errors will be detected almost immediately in OC scanner.
post #3413 of 8622
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Originally Posted by Art Vanelay View Post

It catches errors a lot more than any other benchmark. The funny thing about my 480 is that I can actually run it at least 25Mhz past the point of instability on something like 3D mark 11 and it will pass without any artifacts, but errors will be detected almost immediately in OC scanner.

Oh ok. If you pass OC scanner though, will you have perfect stability in games?
post #3414 of 8622
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Originally Posted by kevindd992002 View Post

Oh ok. If you pass OC scanner though, will you have perfect stability in games?

Fold on it for 24 hours, without errors... THEN its solid.

but thats a different thread tongue.gif
post #3415 of 8622
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Originally Posted by kevindd992002 View Post

How different, in terms of cooling, are copper ones compared to aluminum?

At this scale, they'll perform basically identically. Copper conducts heat better than aluminium, but over the kinda mass of metal you're talking with a VRM or memory heatsink there's going to be no difference at all assuming the heatsinks have roughly the same surface area. Aluminium ones should be cheaper and will certainly be lighter.
Edited by Menty - 2/6/13 at 9:10pm
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post #3416 of 8622
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Originally Posted by Sethy666 View Post

Fold on it for 24 hours, without errors... THEN its solid.

but thats a different thread tongue.gif

And after doing that, 100% it will be error-free with any game?
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Originally Posted by Menty View Post

At this scale, they'll perform basically identically. Copper conducts heat better than aluminium, but over the kinda mass of metal you're talking with a VRM or memory heatsink there's going to be no difference at all assuming the heatsinks have roughly the same surface area. Aluminium ones should be cheaper and will certainly be lighter.

Oh ok. Is it ok if the heatsinks surface base area overlaps the surface area of the component itself?
post #3417 of 8622
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Originally Posted by kevindd992002 View Post

And after doing that, 100% it will be error-free with any game?

Assuming all things being equal and the game is coded properly, absol-bloody-lutely. thumb.gif

Folding is very sensitive to errors and stable overclocks are a must.

But be advised... it is very addictive.
post #3418 of 8622
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Originally Posted by Sethy666 View Post

Assuming all things being equal and the game is coded properly, absol-bloody-lutely. thumb.gif

Folding is very sensitive to errors and stable overclocks are a must.

But be advised... it is very addictive.

Lol, ok. Thanks for the advice! Why would it be addictive?
post #3419 of 8622
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Originally Posted by kevindd992002 View Post

Lol, ok. Thanks for the advice! Why would it be addictive?


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Once you start racking up points, enterting the Foldathons, winning prizes, seeing what everyone is getting... you tend to want to upgrade your gear to get to that next level. The competition is addictive and can be harmful to your wallet smile.gif

Check out the folding threads for more info... best to return this thread back to its topic.
post #3420 of 8622
oh snap. thought furmark is ok to use. ah well, what's done is done.

Thanks for all the info on this. won't make that mistake again.
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