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I finished the Ghetto Fan Mod, final temp 71c top card, 60c bottom card. No more wobbling now I've used stronger brackets and made them shorter so that the fan sits closer to the cards. The AF120's went back for a refund. I need to order a 3 pin extension cable to tuck the wire away behind the motherboard tray so that it is hidden









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My card appears to have suffered a painful death. It cannot display anything on my Catleap and it only manages 800 x 600 on my secondary display with lots of artifacts, anything more and it simply crashes rebooting my PC.

| am going to return it tomorrow hopefully getting a replacement asap.

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post #2623 of 2693
I've just ordered some Arctic MX-4 TIM to reapply the TIM on my top GPU to see if i can get better results. I never know how to apply TIM to a GPU, Last time i tried a thin layer, it overheated. I then applied a generous amount in a star shape, let it spread with the heatsink and it worked fairly well on my old GTX 580.

What is the best way of applying it? Can anyone show me a picture of the ideal application?
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I normally use a small drop of about 3-4mm radius in the center of GPU and never had any problems with this method,
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So i replaced the TIM in the X method and the temps are EXACTLY the same. 71c max. It did seem to take longer to get there but it is cold today.

Should i reapply using a dot or just accept the fact the TIM is fine?
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You could dismantle again and check the spread of attempt 1 then assess any changes you could make for a repeat application. For example, used too little/much, not a very good cover and go from there. If results are the same after attempt 2 then its time to accept the temperatures you're getting.
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will do, thanks mate

Here's the card, i don't think it has a lid on the die, therefore the cross method might be too much? I was surprised at the size of it compare to my old gtx 580

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Seems like I only can get 1254MHz (Effective max clock) and a memory clock of 3300MHz on my card, is that bad? Others seem to get 1300MHz+ on their GTX 670's frown.gif
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Seems like I only can get 1254MHz (Effective max clock) and a memory clock of 3300MHz on my card, is that bad? Others seem to get 1300MHz+ on their GTX 670's frown.gif

I would say don't sweat it....the people getting 1300 or higher are usually lucky because most are below that....1254 is nothing to sweat about thats for sure

I use to have a DC2 that topped out at 1140mhz...yes, thats with an OC
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My non-top does the same thing. I think the max I've ever seen is like 34%... its weird I know...but changing the power target doesn't give me any different results for my overclock so I figure it might just be either a reporting error or Bios error...works just fine though...
Needed to reply to this as I have the same issue with my 670 DC2.

Did you ever find out why it stays at 34%? Is it just a glitch? I updated BIOS to a newer version and now it went up to 40%..
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