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I bought Arctic MX-4 for my GPU and GPU. Is it better than the TIM that EK send with their water blocks? I bought the Fujipoly extreme that roboyto recommends in his How-to.
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@Roboyto.would the vrm heights differ between manufacturers?the reason i'm asking is cos i'm planning to order the ultra extreme and extreme versions of the fujipoly thermal pads in anticipation of the release of the ek full cover for my msi 290 gaming and was wondering wht thickness pads i should be getting
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Is 1120 heaven stable with no added voltage good for an r9 290? Its where I have gotten to without throttling on 14.3 beta. Just curious if this card is going to be a good over clocked once they fix power limit.
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You can either sell the EK block & get Aqua water block + backplate, or replaced the stock EK thermal pad with Fujipoly Extreme or Ultra Exteme thermal pad. I'm happy with my EK water block (+ Fujipoly Extreme thermal pad on VRM1).

the problem is the people who ordered backplates from aquatuning 3months ago and still haven't gotten them rolleyes.gif
  
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@Roboyto.would the vrm heights differ between manufacturers?the reason i'm asking is cos i'm planning to order the ultra extreme and extreme versions of the fujipoly thermal pads in anticipation of the release of the ek full cover for my msi 290 gaming and was wondering wht thickness pads i should be getting

 

That is hard to say at this point since I don't have any information on the EK block for the MSI Gaming card.  I will take an educated guess and say that EK would probably still be using 1mm thickness pads for the VRMs and 0.5mm pads for the RAM.  However, we won't know until the block is listed on their site and the installation instructions will be there containing the information regarding pad thickness.

 

If you are contemplating purchasing new pads for the RAM, it really isn't worth the $.  I did it for the sake of knowing if it would increase stability/OC for RAM, which it did not.  RAM doesn't get hot enough to warrant the extra expense.

 

I will shoot them an e-mail and see if they can enlighten us now :) 

 

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I bought Arctic MX-4 for my GPU and GPU. Is it better than the TIM that EK send with their water blocks? I bought the Fujipoly extreme that roboyto recommends in his How-to.

 

MX-4 is a great paste and actually one that is recommended in the EK installation instructions.  It is hard to find something that is as easy to use in every respect, and has a claimed useful life/durability of 8 years. 

 

Many people are fond of Gelid GC-Extreme specifically for GPU use.

 

I have found Xigmatek PTI-G4512 to be very effective as well.


Edited by Roboyto - 4/13/14 at 5:37pm
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Is 1120 heaven stable with no added voltage good for an r9 290? Its where I have gotten to without throttling on 14.3 beta. Just curious if this card is going to be a good over clocked once they fix power limit.

Have you tried the 14.4s? Reports are that they fix the power limit.

But 1120 is pretty good at stock voltage. Is it game stable at that voltage? I can pass Heaven a lot higher than I can run BF4.
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Ok,thanx for the info.will contact ek about pad thickness then.playing ard with my 290,asic about 80+%..but it takes me +62mv on trixx to reach 1100mhz.is this normal??
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Out of sheer annoyance at the variable clockspeed and curiosity, I flashed my 290 with the ASUS 290x PT1T vBIOS. I had a small glimmer of hope that it would unlock in to a 290x but it was not meant to be. On the other hand, this BIOS works exactly as advertised, it completely removes PowerPlay at the BIOS level so I have a beautiful, constant, 1000mhz (or whatever afterburner sets it) at all times. I do wish there was an idle state but I'm not complaining too much since this solves all the issues I've been having, no more having to mess with RadeonPro profiles.

Winter is also approaching here so the extra heat is welcome.


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@Roboyto
Ok,thanx for the info.will contact ek about pad thickness then.playing ard with my 290,asic about 80+%..but it takes me +62mv on trixx to reach 1100mhz.is this normal??

It sounds about right, I needed about the same voltage to be fully stable at 1100mhz and mine is a 78.9% chip.
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Out of sheer annoyance at the variable clockspeed and curiosity, I flashed my 290 with the ASUS 290x PT1T vBIOS. I had a small glimmer of hope that it would unlock in to a 290x but it was not meant to be. On the other hand, this BIOS works exactly as advertised, it completely removes PowerPlay at the BIOS level so I have a beautiful, constant, 1000mhz (or whatever afterburner sets it) at all times. I do wish there was an idle state but I'm not complaining too much since this solves all the issues I've been having, no more having to mess with RadeonPro profiles.

Winter is also approaching here so the extra heat is welcome.


It sounds about right, I needed about the same voltage to be fully stable at 1100mhz and mine is a 78.9% chip.

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Thanks for that @Dasboogieman ...Will play around more with my card tonight after work. Sad thing is at 1100, my card is already hitting 80 deg C at the core. But my vrm1 is nice and comfy at 72 and vrm 2 hasn't budged from 54 deg C at all.
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I bought Arctic MX-4 for my GPU and GPU. Is it better than the TIM that EK send with their water blocks? I bought the Fujipoly extreme that roboyto recommends in his How-to.
To be honest I don't have good experience with MX-4.
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You can either sell the EK block & get Aqua water block + backplate, or replaced the stock EK thermal pad with Fujipoly Extreme or Ultra Exteme thermal pad. I'm happy with my EK water block (+ Fujipoly Extreme thermal pad on VRM1).

the problem is the people who ordered backplates from aquatuning 3months ago and still haven't gotten them rolleyes.gif
Ouch! redface.gif Performance of [EK water block + backplate + Fujipoly Extreme] should be == [Aqua + backplate]. thumb.gif

I also replaced the stock EK thermal pad for the EK backplate with Fujipoly Extreme too. However I didn't compare temp between with & without backplate though. So can't tell whether it really make a difference or not.
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