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How does my VRM temps on my msi 280X look?

All this talk about overheating problems has me worried.. redface.gif
I'm pretty sure my card came with the newer BIOS.. Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
   
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How does my VRM temps on my msi 280X look? Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
All this talk about overheating problems has me worried.. redface.gif
I'm pretty sure my card came with the newer BIOS.. Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

Try running a GPU intense program first, by the looks of it those are idle temps, and if the vrms get over 80c then i might start worrying, but i can't see that happening on anything bar Furmark (which is no good for anything cept raising temps).
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Ok so I just ran Furmark on my used new Vapor X 280x, 1920x1080 fullscreen 15 minutes. Here's the result



GpuZ sensors, showing max values



VRM 1 hit 110c. VRM 2 hit 70c. 110c is ok with Furmark right? Have to graph the gaming temps which ought to be 30-40 degrees lower.
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Try running a GPU intense program first, by the looks of it those are idle temps, and if the vrms get over 80c then i might start worrying, but i can't see that happening on anything bar Furmark (which is no good for anything cept raising temps).

So this is what it looks like after an hour of Far Cry 3 on Ultra settings:





It seems that everything is okay,right?(if you don't count the coil whine that my card has,not so much,but there is some biggrin.gif )
   
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post #2295 of 9741
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Ok so I just ran Furmark on my used new Vapor X 280x, 1920x1080 fullscreen 15 minutes. Here's the result
Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)


GpuZ sensors, showing max values


VRM 1 hit 110c. VRM 2 hit 70c. 110c is ok with Furmark right? Have to graph the gaming temps which ought to be 30-40 degrees lower.

Thats fine for Furmark, imo that really th only thing it is good fo is testing out temps, In gaming you would never see anything like that so pretty good result smile.gif
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So this is what it looks like after an hour of Far Cry 3 on Ultra settings: Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)



It seems that everything is okay,right?(if you don't count the coil whine that my card has,not so much,but there is some biggrin.gif )

Yep, that is perfectly fine, as i said before, anything above 80c in gaming would have me a little worried but 60c is great thumb.gif
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What temps are folks getting on 280x? I just ran Metro LL bench on max settings for 5 runs, core hit 70c and vrm1 hit 89c. Ok numbers but not thrilled, especially the vrm. I know that's in the safe range but that's high end of acceptable.

Fan curve on this card maxes at 42% so it would appear my used new newegg card has an edited bios... I know for a fact the stock Vapor X has a 72% fan curve cap. Defo gonna RMA this.
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Yeh.. People should start to look more closer how card cooling is made and some reviews too. Look at VRM area. HIS has alot surface and good heat conduct. MSI has tiny metal covering VRM and bad heat conduct.

Good heat plate


Bad heat plate

Edited by Miiksu - 12/10/13 at 4:33pm
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My 7970 Vapor-X died on me and I'm in the process of RMAing it to Sapphire. Luckily, I have a backup card, a brand new R9 270X that was in my brother's computer. He fried my 6870 by not switching the fan profile before gaming. It overheated and died. He saved up and gave me the money to get this 270X.

Since I run Eyefinity I need the R9 270X more than he does until I get my 7970 back.

Anyway, I've been playing with this card and it seems like it might be a golden chip. It does 1280mhz @ 1.3v and seems stable so far in gaming. I'll do more tests later and play games for a longer period of time. It passes Valley on Extreme HD at 1280mhz. I'm just running the RAM at 1500mhz (stock is 1450mhz) because the card crashed with 1600mhz RAM. It made it through Valley at 1550mhz RAM but I figure I don't gain much from overclocking it 100mhz and it only adds to instability. The bandwidth at 1500mhz is 192 gb/s and at 1550mhz it's 198gb/s... not much of a difference.



The pixel fillrate is actually a bit higher than my 7970 overclocked. Texture fillrate is a lot less though.

Wondering if I have a golden card here.
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That is very nice chip. I would say golden.. more like diamond lol =) I wish my r9 280x would oc that high.
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Yeah, thats very nice Core clock there, i'd have to say Golden at least.......my Giga 7970 is volt locked but for me to hit that Pixel Fillrate i'd need 1290Mhz on the core...........yeah, that 270x you got there is something special
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