Originally Posted by ahnafakeef
Since its important that I obtain more realistic temp figures, I should mention that I keep my case open (to keep from hitting the temp wall and prevent throttling) on one side during benching because it helps keep temps low as my case doesnt have enough airflow to keep it cool on its own.
So which would be preferable - to keep my case closed or open? I can keep from throttling since I now know that upping the temp limit will do that well enough.
Thanks a lot! Sorry for being such a drag, I just want to do things right.
Since the only thing we are trying to do is run a test to see how much a chip oc helps your Valley score, you should run with the case open and a floor fan pointed at it if you have one. That is what I did before I went underwater, otherwise I couldn’t stay below my 70c throttle point on my gpus.
So case open with a floor fan if you can, and gpu maxed to see what core temps you get with 4.2 on the chip. The big question will be if 4.2 increases your score much. I found I have to run Valley a number of times to get my best score so you should run it a few times at 4.2 to get a good comparison to your 3.9 scores.