Guys I gotta ask.. I pretty much feel like I know the answer to it but...
Has anyone ever bothered to measure VRM temps with a laser thermo or whatever using the stock cooler?
I ask since I use the reference cooler for now and I am a guy who always likes to run his OC's on the edge of safe.. Or just a bit over it
Problem is, i'm a liiiiiitle scared doin' it with my €600 GTX780...
I blew up my HD7970 as well running 1.38v core 24/7 which cost me a VRM so i'm a little more careful.
I got the fan set that it always runs 100% above 50C so basically every gameload is 100% fanspeed. All idle and DXVA stuff is 40%.
The card has a custom ColdZero backplate btw.
Clocks she can do 100% stable:
1202Mhz core with 3402Mhz VRAM at 1.213v max temps core about 55c.
1237Mhz core with 3502Mhz VRAM at 1.244v max temps 62c.
1280Mhz core with 3502Mhz VRAM at 1.280v max temps 68c.
1294Mhz core with 3552Mhz VRAM at 1.300v max temps 70c.
Do you guys think my VRM's are at risk with especially the 1280 and 1294Mhz clocks?
I mean, i'm a guy who has to run max clocks regardless whether it's actually useful but k
I'm getting my x79 board to complete the build monday or tuesday and I have to have max clocks..
So, with ~70c core temps, is it safe to run 1.300v on the stock cooler @ 100%?
Again, i'm NOT asking whether it's risk-free cause it sure as hell aint but what I wanna know is how big the risk is.. I mean, there's a difference between ''Yeah it MIGHT break but I doubt it'' and ''hell next week it's gonna go in a ball of fire''.