Originally Posted by windfire
I suppose there is no harm to try re-seating together with an application of fresh thermal paste. But tightening the screws to the point of warping the card is definitely over-tightening. Actually, the backplate should help to prevent this kind of warping to a certain degree.
I think your temp is quite normal. To refine the numbers, perhaps considering improving the airflow management inside the case.
See the illustration below which I think is your current arrangement:-
Hi Windfire, your post got me thinking, and I'll show you how my airflow is set:
I've got 1x NZXT 140mm fan at the bottom front as an intake, 1x Scythe Gentle Typhoon at the top front as an intake. I have no exhaust fans as they actually slowed the air exhausting from the case naturally so temps went up. I also cut the rear fan grills out, so the air exits the case naturally pretty quickly, adding an exhaust fan messes it up and makes the temps rise.
What I did though is I added 1x 140mm Coolermaster fan on the bottom (the blue square on the picture) as an intake and now my temps are:
Stock clocks and volts, Crysis loop same as before: 54c
900mhz/1800mhz/4100mhz @ 1.07v, Crysis loop same as before: 63c
So it seems it was just a bit starved of air! Thanks windfire
Originally Posted by neoroy
Wow what a nice volt and clock
900mhz just use 1.07volt??? My lightning just got 890mhz with +106mv or 1.150v .... hmm how can reference card beat lightning??
I've got quite a good GTX480 apparently, the stock voltage is 0.98v so yeah
.Edited by Cyph3r - 2/15/12 at 11:32am