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Do you guys know of a good way to cool the VRM's without a water block?
     
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I'm not thrilled about temps on my Asus DC2T 3GD5. Idles at 38c, which seems high.

In my one gaming session so far, Dead Island took temp to 75c. But I think something weird was going on, game froze, returned an error message about shadows, then unfroze, and temps dropped to low 60s. Load was high 90s. If mid 70s temp is what I'm going to get with this card, that's too high. I'll try some different games tomorrow.

Fans never went over 45%, and they're quiet, which was why I picked this model, so on that score, card is great. I can't hear the fans at 45% over my case fans.

Incidentally side fan on intake lowers temps by a few degrees. Haven't tried exhaust.

75C is still fine. i wouldn't worry. My GTX570 for example was running 90C+ for about a month and i was playing every night. nothing happened. They are designed to handle the load. I'm sure Asus won't make a fan profile like that if it wasn't safe.
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75C is still fine. i wouldn't worry. My GTX570 for example was running 90C+ for about a month and i was playing every night. nothing happened. They are designed to handle the load. I'm sure Asus won't make a fan profile like that if it wasn't safe.

It all depends on where the card is designed to throttle. It may not hurt the card, but if its throttling that's no fun to deal with. My 670's throttle at 75, so I try to keep them below 70 at all times. They run better that way too. The fan profile in MSI AB is the way to go with protecting these things and keeping performance in check. There's no reason not to use it other than some extra fan noise when gaming. But they can still be setup to run silent when at idle with a fan profile.
     
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My 7950s throttled hard when temps went higher than 70 Celsius.


I picked up a sapphire R9 280x Vapor X

Doe these also throttle around 70?


I was thinking of slapping an arctic accelero xtreme 3 on it, does anyone have any experience or insight on this?
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I've got the Powercolor 280x running a small oc of (1100/1600)
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Now what's going on here ?

How is 70°C for a GPU too hot ? It's right where it needs to be for a silent air-cooled GPU. If you're not happy with silent / Air-cooled GPUs you've got two options:
- Crank your GPU's fans up
- Go watercooling

There is nothing wrong with those cards people "complained" about on page 141. I would only ever be worried if an air-cooled GPU which was quite loud was pulling over 80-85°C while gaming.

It's 75c not 70c, it hits that temp almost immediately. Just going to game menu screen takes temp to 50c. On the plus side it hits 75c and stays there, doesn't go higher, at least not after about 90 minutes. So the heat sink and fans on the Asus DC2T 3GD5 are as well designed as reviews say.

And like I said, it lowered to 63c after that error msg. Fps didn't change so I don't think it was a heat driven glitch and throttling. Only throttling I've heard of with the 280x is the gigabyte or msi (forget which) at 90c with original bios. New bios fixes the throttling.

As to whether 75 is high, I think so. I know a lot of guys go as high as 90, and consider 100+ as danger zone. But 75 to me, at stock, is too high. What happens when I bump that up 1200 clock? I was hoping for 60s at stock, 70 max.

Gonna try some different games later today. Unigine Heaven for an hour or so took temps to 67c which is more to my liking. I don't want to crank up the fans, defeats the purpose of my Fractal Design Define R4 build. As it is with the gpu fans so nice and quiet I want to replace the nzxt fans with lower cfm/pressure but quieter fans.
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It's 75c not 70c, it hits that temp almost immediately. Just going to game menu screen takes temp to 50c. On the plus side it hits 75c and stays there, doesn't go higher, at least not after about 90 minutes. So the heat sink and fans on the Asus DC2T 3GD5 are as well designed as reviews say.

And like I said, it lowered to 63c after that error msg. Fps didn't change so I don't think it was a heat driven glitch and throttling. Only throttling I've heard of with the 280x is the gigabyte or msi (forget which) at 90c with original bios. New bios fixes the throttling.

As to whether 75 is high, I think so. I know a lot of guys go as high as 90, and consider 100+ as danger zone. But 75 to me, at stock, is too high. What happens when I bump that up 1200 clock? I was hoping for 60s at stock, 70 max.

Gonna try some different games later today. Unigine Heaven for an hour or so took temps to 67c which is more to my liking. I don't want to crank up the fans, defeats the purpose of my Fractal Design Define R4 build. As it is with the gpu fans so nice and quiet I want to replace the nzxt fans with lower cfm/pressure but quieter fans.

Well there we have it. The card isn't running @stock. It's already overclocked. There's being demanding and there's being delusionnal. Cards that run @60°C while remaining silent and being slightly overclocked do not exist.
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Heatsinks and good airflow

Well, yes of course. But I remember seeing some heatsink kits for the VRM's on here somewhere, but no idea where to look. Sorry, that's what I meant. Some of the guys were attaching sinks to the ram and VRM's.
     
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