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what will happen is the whole system blue screens and the computer reboots, no error logs, no temp events, I am assuming not enough voltage for gpu overclock. that's the only thing that has changed along with new beta driver.

:edit,yeah maxing out slider fixed it
Edited by Maximization - 3/29/14 at 7:41pm
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i don't think the thread creater is around anymore
I am uncertain if the actual thread creator is around. I don't have contact with him. However, I man the membership list.
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AuraNova responds, I had him add me like 2 or 3 weeks ago.
Yup, February 9th.
He's right. At the time, I rarely checked the forum.

Keep in mind, I am not as active here as much because my work schedule prevented me from spending a lot of personal time. Now that things have settled, I can get back to this more. I'll be making visits every other day at least. Which reminds me to tell you guys to make sure you keep your clocks updated and PM me the info. This way, I can make the necessary updates. I want to somewhat keep this thread active again.
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well after putting on waterblocks on I am using these clocks, I am happy, my monitor is a 1920x1200.

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A couple days ago I received another 7870 Ghz Edition from ASUS through RMA . The card looked new and so far is working great. This was definitely one of my better experiences with RMA.

Hopefully this card OC's a little better then the last one biggrin.gif
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i don't think the thread creater is around anymore
I am uncertain if the actual thread creator is around. I don't have contact with him. However, I man the membership list.
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AuraNova responds, I had him add me like 2 or 3 weeks ago.
Yup, February 9th.
He's right. At the time, I rarely checked the forum.

Keep in mind, I am not as active here as much because my work schedule prevented me from spending a lot of personal time. Now that things have settled, I can get back to this more. I'll be making visits every other day at least. Which reminds me to tell you guys to make sure you keep your clocks updated and PM me the info. This way, I can make the necessary updates. I want to somewhat keep this thread active again.
Yeah let's go for it. Anyone here have a universal GPU block on their card?

Sent from my Galaxy Nexus
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Yeah let's go for it. Anyone here have a universal GPU block on their card?

Sent from my Galaxy Nexus

Yes.

However, mine is non-reference design (Club3D Eyefinity 6 model with 6x mini displayport). The block is heatkiller x3 core block. Seems to be working quite well so far.
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Yeah let's go for it. Anyone here have a universal GPU block on their card?

Sent from my Galaxy Nexus

Yes.

However, mine is non-reference design (Club3D Eyefinity 6 model with 6x mini displayport). The block is heatkiller x3 core block. Seems to be working quite well so far.

Heatkillers are expensive, but it looks like they work well.

Sent from my Galaxy Nexus
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Heatkillers are expensive, but it looks like they work well.

Mmmm .. depends on what you are after. Anything made of copper with water going through it works wonderfully on a GPU. You can see probably around 5 .. up to 7 C difference in your max temp and 2-3 C more idle with "bottom of the barrel" block but unless you are doing something particularly extreme for all practical purposes it does not matter what block you have exactly on your GPU. I have an old southbridge block on 6770 and it peforms in the same ballpark as the heatkiller I have. The main advantage of heatkiller is that it is actually a single slot business while all the arbitrary things you can put on your GPU are 3 or more slots with fittings included.

Other two cards in my system are:


These are that 6770 with SB block and 7950 with one of the cheapest blocks from Alphacool. The 7870 is sandwiched between these - I would have used heatkiller also on 7950, however, the heatspreader gets in the way so I had to find some other block with smaller base and this Alphacool was one of the few that looked like it would pass the heatspreader without having to break out the dremel. The initial plan was to have multiple 7870's - the non-reference design can be cut down to just single slot size by dremelig off half the retention bracket (DP ports are just in single line in there) which would have allowed me to get away with 4 cards on my mobo (3 of them reference design dual slot business).

Thread about this Alphacool block thats on 7950 - http://www.overclock.net/t/1203458/alphacool-hf-14-ati-nvidia-smart-motion-universal-does-any-one-have-more-info with some more pictures what this is exactly about. Do note that this is strictly 3 slot business even if you use angled connectors. Possibly more if you are using some particularly large tubing size.
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Heatkillers are expensive, but it looks like they work well.

Mmmm .. depends on what you are after. Anything made of copper with water going through it works wonderfully on a GPU. You can see probably around 5 .. up to 7 C difference in your max temp and 2-3 C more idle with "bottom of the barrel" block but unless you are doing something particularly extreme for all practical purposes it does not matter what block you have exactly on your GPU. I have an old southbridge block on 6770 and it peforms in the same ballpark as the heatkiller I have. The main advantage of heatkiller is that it is actually a single slot business while all the arbitrary things you can put on your GPU are 3 or more slots with fittings included.

Other two cards in my system are:


These are that 6770 with SB block and 7950 with one of the cheapest blocks from Alphacool. The 7870 is sandwiched between these - I would have used heatkiller also on 7950, however, the heatspreader gets in the way so I had to find some other block with smaller base and this Alphacool was one of the few that looked like it would pass the heatspreader without having to break out the dremel. The initial plan was to have multiple 7870's - the non-reference design can be cut down to just single slot size by dremelig off half the retention bracket (DP ports are just in single line in there) which would have allowed me to get away with 4 cards on my mobo (3 of them reference design dual slot business).

Thread about this Alphacool block thats on 7950 - http://www.overclock.net/t/1203458/alphacool-hf-14-ati-nvidia-smart-motion-universal-does-any-one-have-more-info with some more pictures what this is exactly about. Do note that this is strictly 3 slot business even if you use angled connectors. Possibly more if you are using some particularly large tubing size.

I saw that alphacool block, but there is another HF-14 Smart motion.
http://www.alphacool.com/popup_image.php/pID/840/imgID/0
Hopefully that link helps.

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I saw that alphacool block, but there is another HF-14 Smart motion.
http://www.alphacool.com/popup_image.php/pID/840/imgID/0
Hopefully that link helps.

I did consider that one as well but if I remember correct I thought initially that I might get away with just 2 slots with the Alphacool I ended up using on the 7950. In reality it turned out that it was not so. I would assume that the linked block will work quite fine on 7870 if it is easier to obtain or cheaper. Just have to remember to put some passive heatsinks on VRM's as well. The aluminium ones that are on 6770 can be had for like few dollars for set of 8 from DX.com, for example, if you have a month to wait for them to arrive. Also I have a 120 mm fan just taped to the sidepanel putting some air over the VRM's on my cards (the sidepanel itself is just a solid one without window or fan openings).
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