Originally Posted by SultanOfWalmart
While you core temp might be nice and cool, your VRM's are burning up due to lack of cooling.More than likely, THAT is the cause of all your crashes...not driver/software support.
Assuming you were talking to me, I think I just got a bad mount and part of the die wasn't making good contact with the cold plate. The VRMs were never getting overly hot according to GPU-Z.
I did a re-mount and got zero crashing issues with VRMs staying well within safe temps, like they were before.
I ordered some VRM sinks, but as it turns out they're the most pathetic little things I've ever seen. Amazon made them look like they were about right for what I needed. However, they're about a quarter inch in each direction. Good thing they gave me 20 of them. Nonetheless, they are helping by about 5 degrees.
Basically, I'm up and running with no issues whatsoever now! Thanks to the creators of this thread and the other's who've done this! You gave me this idea and eased the strain on my ears and my GPU
EDIT: OH MY GOODNESS you've got to be kidding me on the GPU bracket. I just do the mod and then they release that. I saved money doing this at least. The fan on that bracket is on the wrong side for me anyhow, I guess.Edited by Spencer12 - 11/28/13 at 11:50am