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I don't think the fans suck at all, mine stays very cool even at full load and overclocked. The Fans on the Devils, at least on mine are not silent, they aren't crazy loud but not silent by any means. I can't speak for the rest of Powercolors cards but I can tell you the heat-sinks on these work great and if you are having issues it's either with airflow or thermal paste. What are you using for an overclockng tool?
I am using catalyst for over-clocking. I don't want to go with voltage mods, so i am sticking with catalyst. I have bought some mx-4 to reapply to the gpu. Hopefully it works. Case airflow is fine as I tested my friend's toxic r9 270x in my case and it didn't go past 52C during heaven benchmark. Also the ambient is in the lower 30's so I think that is also causing the high temps.
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I am using catalyst for over-clocking. I don't want to go with voltage mods, so i am sticking with catalyst. I have bought some mx-4 to reapply to the gpu. Hopefully it works. Case airflow is fine as I tested my friend's toxic r9 270x in my case and it didn't go past 52C during heaven benchmark. Also the ambient is in the lower 30's so I think that is also causing the high temps.

Using something like Afterburner or Powercolor's own GPU tuning tool aren't voltage mods, the are tools made by the manufacturers for clockingand tuning your card, you severely limit yourself as to your options if you just use CCC, but that is you choice.
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Hmm HIS Turbo software only alows 1320 VDDC for me. So rather pointless using it.

I'll wait until i get the modded bios.
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Have you checked GPU-Z for VDCC validation? HIS iturbo slider only goes up to 1.325V for me as well, but for some reason it overvolts my card to 1.412V in GPU-Z and i tend to believe the voltage readout from GPU-Z as it's kinda hard to believe i gained another 80MHz going from 1.3V to 1.325
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Have you checked GPU-Z for VDCC validation? HIS iturbo slider only goes up to 1.325V for me as well, but for some reason it overvolts my card to 1.412V in GPU-Z and i tend to believe the voltage readout from GPU-Z as it's kinda hard to believe i gained another 80MHz going from 1.3V to 1.325

That just makes me dont want to use it more lol.
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Yeah, it's a bit dodgy. In the end i couldn't care less really. Card seems to be fine at 1.41V. Doesn't go over 75°c with a custom fan profile. Still got 23months of warranty on the card, i suspect that if the card should die because of overvolting it too much it will surely happen in the coming months. So all in all, it's a risk but one i'm more than willing to take given the warranty on it.
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If you can afford it. Buy the 280x.
Power colour is a great card. The cooler is the only bad thing about it.

But it's worth it if your undervolting and under clocking the cards.

which cooler. Turbo Duo has awesome coolers and quiet....
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im trying this today on 3d mark to see if i beat my best tune...


this tune was past my sweet spot. ^^^^^

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hey nice system, do you have 3dmark benchmarks available? just wondering what our system compare to in each one tongue.gif

my Stock clocks Vs my OC's and Xboost state.

http://www.3dmark.com/compare/cg/1583502/cg/1583549
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So i bought some Arctic mx-4 and changed the TIM on my devil. I was getting upto 84C on gaming. Now it wont go past 70 during heaven benchmark or gaming. The fan hardly goes above 48% and all that with an ambient of lower 30's!!! No custom fan profile, the card controls the fan on its own. I have the card at 1200Mhz/1500Mhz. thumb.gif
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So i bought some Arctic mx-4 and changed the TIM on my devil. I was getting upto 84C on gaming. Now it wont go past 70 during heaven benchmark or gaming. The fan hardly goes above 48% and all that with an ambient of lower 30's!!! No custom fan profile, the card controls the fan on its own. I have the card at 1200Mhz/1500Mhz. thumb.gif
Wow sounds like it had a bad mount or was loose or something. Or just the worst TIM job in history. Either way congrats. Did you have to void a warranty sticker to do it?
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Nope. Even if I did, I cant RMA it from my country. From the reviews I looked on the internet, its probably the quality of the TIM used by the guys over in China.
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