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Had some atikmdag.sys BSOD on 14.4 when using FF. Rolled back to 14.3, I was able to overclock it higher and not having any solid red screen issue I had on 14.4. Haven't tried out 13.12 yet though. I noticed my temps were getting higher than it was previously while running stress test/benchmarks (70c~80c), and I remembered that I removed the heatsink without re-applying TIM. doh.gif Searched some TIMs that are available here.

Zalman STG2 , 1
Deepcool Z3 , Z5 , Z9
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Thermaltake TG-2
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Compound IC Diamond 24 Carat , 7 Carat
Arctic Silver 5
Arctic Cooling MX-2
Gelid GC-Extreme
Gelid GC-2
Thermalright Chill factor 3

Couldn't find any of the TIMs you mentioned on the previous pages (PK-3 Nano, Xigmatek PTI-G4512) not sure if I missed some. No Arcticlean too arrowheadsmiley.png but I'll try asking the store when I'll be buying TIM.
Anyone here by chance tried one of these out? What do you think is the best among those?

The TIM applied to my card was too thin that when I removed the heatsink I just pulled it without twisting luckily the core didn't get ripped off. doh.gif
Is it okay to just wipe it off? Is the alcohol 90%~99% solution is really needed or it's okay to use 70% solution? Can I use either Ethyl or Isopropyl? Sorry for asking too many questions. redface.gif
The one in bold should do good,prob. the GC-Extreme is the best one.

Don't know about GPU's but i always used a cheap ethyl alcohol and never had any problems.
Edited by GoLDii3 - 4/21/14 at 5:38am
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I have exactly the same card with the same problem, sadly there is no way you can underclock the memory voltage. it will always stuck at 1.6v i tried with afterburner and it didn't work. other gpu tools from asus and sapphire don't have memory voltage sliders. but lately i've experienced no artifacts when playing by lowering down the gpu memory clock to 1550 instead of the original 1600 and power limit at +20%. Use catalyst 13.12 or 14.3 beta. Hope this helps

From my understanding you need GPU Tweak for the Asus cards
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I use 91% isopropyl alcohol on a q-tip to clean my IHS.

It seems to work better than the common 70% isopropyl alcohol. I have no idea about ethyl alcohol.
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OK, somebody tell me again how replacing the TIM and using better stuff will make very little difference. I was getting to 85C on the top card (7870 before) on a valley run @1200/1400. Here are my temps with the same clocks, same valley run. Now there are only 5c apart and 65c max. Love that Gelid stuff.

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OK, somebody tell me again how replacing the TIM and using better stuff will make very little difference. I was getting to 85C on the top card (7870 before) on a valley run @1200/1400. Here are my temps with the same clocks, same valley run. Now there are only 5c apart and 65c max. Love that Gelid stuff.

It depends how poor the original paste/application was though. I remember in the gtx 580 days people were doing it for 2-3 C improvement. I do not believe your results are common but congrats anyways.
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It depends how poor the original paste/application was though. I remember in the gtx 580 days people were doing it for 2-3 C improvement. I do not believe your results are common but congrats anyways.

It was applied poorly and after 6 months or so it just was getting hot but 20c difference, that's huge.
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AMD Catalyst 14.4 RC is now available for download!
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I'll try this one and lets see if this will solve my problems. smile.gif
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Just pulled the trigger on two Sapphire R9 270x toxics.
What are the highest clocks people are getting with them?
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Just pulled the trigger on two Sapphire R9 270x toxics.
What are the highest clocks people are getting with them?

Usually around 1200/1500mhz for an average oc. 1600mhz or more on the RAM is uncommon. 1300mhz or more on the core is rare.

Expect somewhere around 1200/1500, maybe a little bit more (1250/1500) with a very negligible performance increase over 1200mhz.
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That's great! I've been looking at reviews of them and they seem to scale fairly well. I see it has a second crossfire finger too, can you really hook up a third or fourth card?
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