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Me? no plans, I am using it on a mini-ITX build in a bitfenix prodigy. so nope, no plans for crossfire. I prefer single card configuration to rid of the headaches that crossfire/sli brings when it's not properly working (specially on new games).


And so far almost half an hour has passed and its maxed out at 71C on VRM1.. should be able to take few degrees on that w/ a proper thermal pad.


And VRM2 is at 63C, not bad since I basically only have the face plate on it and nothing else. would put some chip sinks on the face plate once I get everything dialed down.

Are you passively cooling the VRM cooler? If you put a small fan on it, even on slow rpm I think your temps will drop drastically more. My temps are lower than this and my cooler is no where near that large on the VRM's, but I have a fan on them too. Big difference. I bet you'll see low 40 or even 30's maybe if you add a fan.
     
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Are you passively cooling the VRM cooler? If you put a small fan on it, even on slow rpm I think your temps will drop drastically more. My temps are lower than this and my cooler is no where near that large on the VRM's, but I have a fan on them too. Big difference. I bet you'll see low 40 or even 30's maybe if you add a fan.
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I'd zip tie a 80mm fan to the hanging heatsink.



I got a 90mm fan on the VRM part itself and a 80mm fan will come tomorrow that would be mounted on the hanging part of the heatsink


So far 45mins in and im at 71C.
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I got a 90mm fan on the VRM part itself and a 80mm fan will come tomorrow that would be mounted on the hanging part of the heatsink


So far 45mins in and im at 71C.

Well, you did say you were running at 1100mhz. So that's probably the difference. Still 71c aint bad at all. For the size of that thing though, I kinda expected a bit lower. But maybe the OC makes that impossible. I'll have to mess around with an OC on mine and see how I fare comparatively.
     
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Well, you did say you were running at 1100mhz. So that's probably the difference. Still 71c aint bad at all. For the size of that thing though, I kinda expected a bit lower. But maybe the OC makes that impossible. I'll have to mess around with an OC on mine and see how I fare comparatively.


Well I am using a stacked up thermal pad, I didn't have the right thick thermal pad for it, so I think the stacking of thermal pads affects its effectiveness. I just ordered some and will receive it next week.
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Well I am using a stacked up thermal pad, I didn't have the right thick thermal pad for it, so I think the stacking of thermal pads affects its effectiveness. I just ordered some and will receive it next week.

Yeah, let us know how it does after the strip is on there. I looked at that cooler too, that's why I'm curious about it.

Judging by the pics it looks to me like you might be able to use those in crossfire? The way they curl up on top like that?
     
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Well 1hr has passed and here's my temps.





peaking at 74C, averaging 70C for that 1hr run. imma try see how overclocks does. (w/ voltage increase.)
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Well 1hr has passed and here's my temps.





peaking at 74C, averaging 70C for that 1hr run. imma try see how overclocks does. (w/ voltage increase.)
What is your ambient (indoor) temp?
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Just got a R9 290x Tri-x. So far, a quick OC result is 1175mhz core, 1500mhz ram, +100mV offset, and +50 power. In Valley I'm seeing VRM1 Temps just over 90C, so I'm hesitant to push this thing further without upping the fan speed. Currently it's set to automatic.

Any suggestions on improving the OC? I'm using GPU-Z, Trixx, Valley and 3Dmark to test and monitor. That still a standard set of tools? I don't really like using Furmark.
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