Originally Posted by Redvineal
While we're on the topic of Gelid, can anyone post up VRM temps they're seeing with that cooler on? And while we're at it, VRM temps with an Accelero Xtreme III, if you have it.
I know there's many variables involved, but I'd like to get a generalized compare/contrast going between these 2 coolers. I know they both perform very well on the core, but OC VRM temps have me concerned.
I have an Accelero sitting in its box 5 feet away from me right now, but the "permanent" adhesive has me hesitant. The Gelid has the sticky pads, which I like, but assume don't transfer heat as well.
I have just short of 2 hours to order a Gelid and have it delivered tomorrow! Please help me make an informed decision!
I believe the Gelid and Accelero Xtreme 3 will have similar performance on the both the core and VRMs - if theyre using those dinky little sinks w/ thermal tape. The Hybrid might be better since its closer to an actual water loop, that and the fan is positioned to specifically blow on the VRMs/Card. But ya..your gluing the sinks permanently, so unless you feel like doing a careful mix so that its possible to remove them then youre stuck with em while voiding your warranty - so you wanna make sure the card is working flawlessly.
Anyways - at stock voltages (up to 1110mhz on the core) the VRMs are pretty good actually - around 65-75C. At around 1150mhz and 1.23v - Temps were manageable at around 80-85C.
Last night i was able to hit 1225mhz with 1.3v actual with a max temp of 90C..this was with the window wide open and ambient temps around 5C haha. I will be adding 2 aftermarket high pressure fans so air gets to the VRMs even better.
When i first installed it, VRM1 temps hit 105C pretty easily but has since improved (maybe the glue cured or something shrug)
In other words, the Gelid does a fine job at core/vrm temps unless your approaching 1.3vEdited by jerrolds - 11/21/13 at 12:43pm