Originally Posted by NRD
Good to know about the cold boot thing for disabling the LLC hack. So I went out and got an IR thermometer and took a bunch of readings. The max I saw was 69.8C on the back VRM (closest to the motherboard) coolest was 49.5C which was the furthest away from the mobo. This was with a vcore of 1.269 with the LLC set to 00 and a warm ambient for me of 25C. So far I've managed to get 1293/3181 stable in BF3 with said voltage
LLC disabled does little for temps, increased voltage and clocks does more, way more!
if i were you i would back down a little on the volts as long youre on air! 1.212v with LLC disabled gives you 1,23/24v, its just a little step and for me would be the safest bet on air!
Cyclic loading and high temperature leads to the degradation of metals, it only takes a hairline fracture (due to high temperatures stress for a long period of time) on one of the aluminium capacitors to burn your card!
But thats just me! be careful!