Yeah it doesn't artifact until the 4-5th run through valley which is when it finally gets to 80 degrees(fan at 100%). Even at fan speed of 100% the coolest idle speed is 47 degrees. It has got to be poor seating. I guess i will find out tomorrow one i get the torque bit(can't believe i didn't have it ). My arctic silver will be a good addition anyway. The fact is though that if it can't stay cool even with the good OC it has got to go back.
How much performance is everyone getting from the memory overclock? I have mine at 7600 and i really only see about a 2% increase in frames from stock VRAM(could be due to heat) i am wondering if the memory OC is really worth it.
EDIT: What do you guys think about this https://store.nzxt.com/ProductDetails.asp?ProductCode=RL-KRG10
Edited by Spartan F8 - 11/26/13 at 10:32pm