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Did anyone ever change the VRM thermal pad under the Asus DirectCU 290x? The VRM is almost impossible to cool. 120mm fan over it and it still wants to go to 90C with +40mV and 25% Power Limit. Oh, I'm using the "Red Mod" and I haven't seen the core over 55C. I probably have to keep it stock for its life..... sozo.gif

Don't buy the Asus DirectCU 290 SERIES!!!!!
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Did anyone ever change the VRM thermal pad under the Asus DirectCU 290x? The VRM is almost impossible to cool. 120mm fan over it and it still wants to go to 90C with +40mV and 25% Power Limit. Oh, I'm using the "Red Mod" and I haven't seen the core over 55C. I probably have to keep it stock for its life..... sozo.gif

Don't buy the Asus DirectCU 290 SERIES!!!!!
most of us are aware of this actually.... The main problem is that Asus screwed up and put the 780 cooler on it,and only 3of 5 heat pipes even contact the gpu (if I recall correctly)...
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have people noticed the 15.3 beta's being better then omega ones?
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Did anyone ever change the VRM thermal pad under the Asus DirectCU 290x? The VRM is almost impossible to cool. 120mm fan over it and it still wants to go to 90C with +40mV and 25% Power Limit. Oh, I'm using the "Red Mod" and I haven't seen the core over 55C. I probably have to keep it stock for its life..... sozo.gif

Don't buy the Asus DirectCU 290 SERIES!!!!!

Size of fan means nothing. Static pressure is more important but actual pressure and ratings are 2 different things

Odds are the temp in your case is high or other issues ( heatsinks not making good contact ect ) I only buy ref. But iirc ek makes a block for it. I suggest real water cooling
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Did anyone ever change the VRM thermal pad under the Asus DirectCU 290x? The VRM is almost impossible to cool. 120mm fan over it and it still wants to go to 90C with +40mV and 25% Power Limit. Oh, I'm using the "Red Mod" and I haven't seen the core over 55C. I probably have to keep it stock for its life..... sozo.gif

Don't buy the Asus DirectCU 290 SERIES!!!!!
most of us are aware of this actually.... The main problem is that Asus screwed up and put the 780 cooler on it,and only 3of 5 heat pipes even contact the gpu (if I recall correctly)...

He ghetto rigged it with a water
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have people noticed the 15.3 beta's being better then omega ones?

I can't tell them apart. wink.gif
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just curious, why are you disabling the startup of CCC ? doesnt it, like, disable crossfire when not running? or maybe it doesnt do anything.

No, once it's enabled it's good throughout restarts ect.
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most of us are aware of this actually.... The main problem is that Asus screwed up and put the 780 cooler on it,and only 3of 5 heat pipes even contact the gpu (if I recall correctly)...
My GPU temps are perfect (under 55C most of the time). It is just my VRM temps that I'm worried about. I knew that about the cooler but I didn't care since I was never going to use it.

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Size of fan means nothing. Static pressure is more important but actual pressure and ratings are 2 different things
I was using an Corsair SP120. Now I'm just using a 120mm Noctua fan that comes with the D14. There really is no difference in temps but the noise level is more to my liking.


For me to get 90C on VRM1 I'm running games at a framerate (200+) that I'll never play at. I usually cap my games at 90, unless FPS, but I want to see the maximum temp.






Is the thermal pad on the VRM worth changing? I know I have some pads that are thicker than that but I don't know if that is a good or bad thing. lol
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most of us are aware of this actually.... The main problem is that Asus screwed up and put the 780 cooler on it,and only 3of 5 heat pipes even contact the gpu (if I recall correctly)...
I had a Asus 780ti for a while and the VRM cooling was terrible on that too.
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most of us are aware of this actually.... The main problem is that Asus screwed up and put the 780 cooler on it,and only 3of 5 heat pipes even contact the gpu (if I recall correctly)...
Thats like Ferrari saying " Sorry we put 10 speed tyres on it we stuffed up " , how do you make a mistake that dumb , they know what card they are designing
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Glad I have a Lightning so that I don't really have heating problems... although it could be better if I had more fans in my case (still waiting for the paycheck)

Still wondering when they're going to restock the Lightning. It's been out of stock for a while.
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