Originally Posted by Alienbliep
Good day to everyone,
I recently bought an 7870Xt Jokercard from Club3d.
It was second hand and used over a few months.
I noticed while gaming it made noise like an air compressor.
I looked at the temps 85degree???????
Maybe i should watercool it? Nah. This can be done easier.
I re-aplied my thermal grease.
The stock thermal grease is curing, what means it got really hard. the factory also puts way to much thermal grease in it. So there is to much for transmitting heat.
I used artic silver 5. Aplied a drop. pushed the fan on it. looked how much it spread. Not enough? Just some more so it will cover only the whole silicon chip.
Not the transistor thingy's around it, maybe Artic silver 5 is conductive and it will destroy something.
I also noticed that this version has no ram or vrm cooling whatsoever?
My temp is now around 75-80.
The Club3D cooler sucks really when i compare it to your guys temps.
I run at 975mhz and tried 1100mhz for 3dmark11 and furmark.
I went from a HD5850 to this card. HD5850 is really a super card. It runs cool 50-60degree and plays most games till now. Far cry3, battlefield 3, bioshock infinite????
I don't see much of a difference compared to the 7870xt, maybe i just expected much more. The HD5850 had vapor-x so maybe that's the problem.
I can play the witcher 2 now with everything maxed except for uber sampling and get steady 60fps.
Just wanted to share this.
Maybe it's time to look under your cooler?