hello guys...been following this thread for few days now...learning alot
reet so i have the VTX3D 7870 BE and its been pretty damn good for the price upto now....however i like to have a dabble with oc-ing and this does it pretty well but as u all know the temps get high and the fan is awfully loud. so yesterday i was bored and thought id give pc a good strip down and clean everything .. so i looked at card and was pretty dusty so took heatsink off to clean when i saw the paste was bone dry..anyhoo i cleaned it off and put some Tuniq TX-3 thermal paste that i had spare on and put H/S and fan back on. i also put a an corsair AF120 case fan on the side panel of my case (CM 690 II) which just happens to be at a great location, blowing directly between the cards H/S onto where the VRM is located.
so got all back together and hoped to god the paste was going to work lol....booted up gr8 and after 15 mins the idle temp was 25 deg (before was 33/35) then did some testing...at 1160 core and 1231 voltage and gfx fan on 30% in afterburner and i had unigine heaven extreme running for 30 mins and gpu and vrm temp never went above 59 deg and so went onto 3dmark 11 and did 3 runs after 1 another and temps never got above 57 and as a final test i been playing far cry 3 for 2 hrs with ultra settings and temps never got above 55.
all temps was checked with GPU-Z
now i never expected to get them kind of results....so my question is i am i been a bit naive and should i wait a few more days for the paste to get bedded in before calling this method a great solution ;D
ThanksEdited by Hully - 4/28/13 at 12:46pm