Originally Posted by Cyclops Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
I managed to fix it but it was an absolute mission. I had just enough excess tube on either side of the GPU section to enable me to move all three cards two slots lower. I put another GPU on the top PCI-E slot, booted from that card and flashed the broken 780.
Lesson learned. Never flash the top card first.
Glad you got it sorted bud
Originally Posted by woomdawg
So I played some BF3 tonight @ 1.250v and after an hour of playing I pulled off my side panel and hit the back of the Vreg's with my IR temp reader and it was a lot hotter than I expected.
The ones farthest away from the pcie slot were the coolest around 70c and they got hotter as you got closer to the pcie slot ending at 79c. This is and sc acx card stock bios just the AB hack.
Would a back plate help cool that down?
I'd think a backplate, asuming it's not in contact with the VRMs, would only restrict airflow and you would see a rise in temps. I'm so tempted to try this as well with my ACX SC, but I'd like to find out what the safe temp range is for the VRM. Does anyone have any experience/info on safe temp ranges for GPU VRMs? FTW 420?
I assume, like anything, the hotter it runs the quicker it will lose it's efficiency and the shorter it's lifespan will be, but I'd like to know just how much.
What temps were you getting on your core after the hour of BF3? Were your fans set to 100%? The reason I ask is that I have a wind tunnel of a case and an AC unit sitting about 6 feet away from it, so during extended BF3 sessions my card rarely breaks 60C @70% fan speed. 1215 core/3202 mem 1.212v. I'd love to be somewhere around 1267-1280 range on the core. I know it will only net me a small fps boost, but a few fps would make a world of difference in helping to maintain a min of 100fps in BF3 (100hz lighboost profile). This new ASUS VG248QE monitor I got to make my 780 purchase seem justified, is incredible for motion clarity (at any fps above your refresh rate) but some maps I'm averaging 97-98fps so it kinda kills the motion clarity when you're dropping below the refresh rate. It's not as bad as dropping under 60fps on a 60hz monitor, but it still sucks
Great job on the thread/bios'/tech support Skyn3t Edited by NRD - 8/29/13 at 2:20am