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Changing to Mayhem coolant

I decided to switch to Mayhem Pastel Mint Green:



Although the UV reaction on the EK-Ekoolant was nice, i find it not for everyday use. The Mayhem Pastel looks good IRL, maybe a bit paler/whiter than in photos. Filled and drained the system 3 times with distilled water to remove as much as possible of the old coolant before i filled the loop with Mayhem coolant.

I also moved the AF140 outside the cabinet which i think gave a much cleaner feel to the inside.
Edited by Squashie - 9/1/13 at 8:51am
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VGA temps

The MSI GTX 670 PE OC only have temp sensor in the GPU so i did a stress-test in Heaven to manually check the temps of VRAM and VRM.



I measured the VRM and VRAM with heatsinks on them at the base of the sink. I also measured the VRAM on the "backside" of the card, those which comes without heatsinks by default..



Results after stress-test from OpenHardwareMonitor:





My measurements:

Room temperature 19c

IDLE / LOAD
VRAM + Heatsink 23c / 55c
VRAM - Heatsink 23c / 55c
VRM 28c / 59c

The test was taken with the side-door open so i could access the VGAs, i dont think that should affect temps, might even have better airflow with door closed. All fans running at 30%. Notice the temps of the VRAM with and without the heat-sinks, this is probably why they are not cooled from factory. When gaming for several hours i might get higher temps but these results are good imo:) The EK-VGA coolers are doing good with 15c over room temp at load. All in all im happy thumb.gif
Edited by Squashie - 9/1/13 at 8:52am
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Originally Posted by Squashie View Post

VGA temps

The MSI GTX 670 PE OC only have temp sensor in the GPU so i did a stress-test in Heaven to manually check the temps of VRAM and VRM.



I measured the VRM and VRAM with heatsinks on them at the base of the sink. I also measured the VRAM on the "backside" of the card, those which comes without heatsinks by default..



Results after stress-test from OpenHardwareMonitor:





My measurements:

Room temperature 19c

IDLE / LOAD
VRAM + Heatsink 23c / 55c
VRAM - Heatsink 23c / 55c
VRM 28c / 59c

The test was taken with the side-door open so i could access the VGAs, i dont think that should affect temps, might even have better airflow with door closed. All fans running at 30%. Notice the temps of the VRAM with and without the heat-sinks, this is probably why they are not cooled from factory. When gaming for several hours i might get higher temps but these results are good imo:) The EK-VGA coolers are doing good with 15c over room temp at load. All in all im happy thumb.gif

This is very good to know! Thank you for testing this. Granted, now I'm getting reference cards, but it's good to know,. I hope more people see this.
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I think can looks better if you cut the bent heatsink, will look aesthetically better thumb.gif

Good progress and test!
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I think can looks better if you cut the bent heatsink, will look aesthetically better thumb.gif

Good progress and test!

I agree, but the adhesive i used isnt "glueing" as good as i hoped, i fear they will come off if i put pressure on them. I will then have to disassemble and reglue everything. I might do it on next tear-down, which i hope isnt too soon tongue.gif

Thx for the feedback smile.gif
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Looks very good smile.gif

Would look even better with fullcover plexi blocks and an EK Terminal between the cards, should be your next upgrade thumb.gif

PS: I've been looking for radiator/fan screws but couldn't find them. Ill look some more tomorrow, i've got too many boxes with computer related stuff lying around wink.gif
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Thx m8, as you can see there is no need to rush the screws. The radiator ones i only need for future build, and the 12 small ones are only a minor cosmetic detail, could even paint them if i really wanted to tongue.gif

As for fullblocks, yes would have been nice, but i guess that wont happen till my 670s cant handle it anymore, and i hope that wont be too soon wink.gif Or if i win the lottery, or maybe some local store decide to sponsor me with some epic hardware tongue.gif
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More VGA temps

Decided to do some more temp measurements on my VGAs. Last test was windowed mode, 1600x900, Extreme benchmark in Heaven. This time i played Planetside2 at 6020x1080 for one hour with all fans running max 30%, quiet mode. The VRAM seems to be consistent 5-8 degrees below VRM so ill focus on these temps from now on. Highest VRM temp i got was 77c-78c, turning up the dedicated VGA cabinet fan, lowered the temps by about 10c. GPU peaked about 45c-46c. Roomtemp 19c-20c.

As far as i can see, operational temps on VRMs seems to be well over 100c, so im in the clear. Even though i didnt measure VRAM and VRM temps with the TwinFrozr stock cooling, i would say this setup is at least equally good.

Tried to lower the Aux Voltage in Afterburner, but wasnt allowed, anyone know if undervolting is possible on VGAs?
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Just placed an order for the Lamptron CW611, actually got the very last one they had WIN smile.gif
This one got temp probes so i will be able to monitor VRM and VRAM without opening the sidepanel and using my multimeter.
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Cool stuff man. Love the green, looks really good.
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