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Originally Posted by kizwan View Post

Where did you read that? Related to 290/290X?

No, not related to 290/290X but yes to older AMD cards...
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Originally Posted by Abyssic View Post

hey guys, could someone take a look at my log file to make sure everything is alright? i just want some other opinions. and i also have to note that i've seen vrm temps over 90°C, is this dangerous?

Download the Log.txt here

90C for VRM is safe, and normal for people using smaller heatsinks/thermal tape with aftermarket coolersl ike the Acclero III, Hybrid, G10, etc. Over 100C i wouldnt be comfortable but i think theyre rated for at least 125C, maybe even 150C.

Obviously lower is better, but 90C is fine.
post #16613 of 43976
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Originally Posted by jerrolds View Post

90C for VRM is safe, and normal for people using smaller heatsinks/thermal tape with aftermarket coolersl ike the Acclero III, Hybrid, G10, etc. Over 100C i wouldnt be comfortable but i think theyre rated for at least 125C, maybe even 150C.

Obviously lower is better, but 90C is fine.

Though they lose efficiency fast after 80°C or so I've heard.
     
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Though they lose efficiency fast after 80°C or so I've heard.

And how about lifespan when running VRM at 90-95 C ? When buying a new GPU every 2 years, like most of us do here I guess it will not be a problem smile.gif
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And how about lifespan when running VRM at 90-95 C ? When buying a new GPU every 2 years, like most of us do here I guess it will not be a problem smile.gif

If they break you can always RMA it wink.gif

Edit: I have proof that sapphire supports overclocking and overvoltage in their warranty if you use trixx to oc with stock bios.


Edited by Ukkooh - 2/14/14 at 8:27am
     
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If they break you can always RMA it wink.gif

Really? Aren't we all overclocking here biggrin.gif
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Really? Aren't we all overclocking here biggrin.gif

Edited something to my earlier post that might be of interest to you.
     
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And how about lifespan when running VRM at 90-95 C ? When buying a new GPU every 2 years, like most of us do here I guess it will not be a problem smile.gif

Being a scientist myself and seeing how long we torture test alot of stuff i would bet they have already demonstrated in amd's own labs that these cards do not break at 95c if that is what they are publicly claiming.
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Got my R9 290X running uber-mode and so far I am a proud owner coolsmiley03.png
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If they break you can always RMA it wink.gif

Edit: I have proof that sapphire supports overclocking and overvoltage in their warranty if you use trixx to oc with stock bios.


That is indeed interesting, good to know because I really thought overclocking meant ending the warranty.

Let's overclock thumb.gif Anyway, I nearly bought a new card every year last 4 years, hell even 2 R9 290X's in 2 months time!
So, how long should a card last...?
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Edited by Mercy4You - 2/14/14 at 9:35am
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