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Finally got around to cleaning out the dust bunnies from my EVGA 560 ti 448 core. Temps dropped from ~42c idle to ~31c. 100% Load temps are also around 10 degrees lower, averaging ~64c after stressing for two hours.

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nice!
unless you've already cleaned the rest of the fan, use some qtips to clean off the blades.
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Finally got around to cleaning out the dust bunnies from my EVGA 560 ti 448 core. Temps dropped from ~42c idle to ~31c. 100% Load temps are also around 10 degrees lower, averaging ~64c after stressing for two hours.
Nice temp drop..Just to show us again how dust affects our systems..
   
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nice!
unless you've already cleaned the rest of the fan, use some qtips to clean off the blades.

That's exactly what I did. I used tiny dabs of isopropyl alcohol along with the q-tips to get some areas clean. This thing is just as clean as the day is was opened. I wish I would've had a tube of thermal paste on hand last night. I would have removed the heatsink completely and probably gotten it a little bit cleaner underneath as well as been able to reapply thermal compound. Maybe next week, then I can start trying to get a good overclock on it as I've heard you can pretty easily maintain a 1Ghz clock speed.
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Nice temp drop..Just to show us again how dust affects our systems..

It's amazing what a simple maintenance and cleaning routine can do for your system temps. Ambient temps in my case have also been reduced significantly due to lower GPU temperature and much lower fan speeds needed to cool it. This is good as my card exhausts ~15% of it's hot air into my case so I've been leaving case door off. Now the door is back on and now I really need a window. Maybe even just a cut out without plexiglass.
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Right now my card is acting really weird. Last night my wife accidentally unplugged the HDMI cable from the card while it was in use and when it was plugged back in, the screen was flashing. I rebooted into bios and everything was fine but when fully booted in windows, it was still flashing. I tried a few different things and finally kinda got it working again. FIXED biggrin.gif

I have a feeling my card is throttling itself when under load. Is there a legit way to test for this? I'm getting ~32fps using Valley Benchmark on the Extreme HD setting @ 1920x1080. Afterburner says my voltages are dropping from time to time and in 2-3 second intervals the core clockis being throttled down to 250-350Mhz constantly when under load. Any ideas?
Is Valley Benchmark a good way to test my cards stability with an overclock?
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Download GPU-Z , if you haven't already,to keep track of your card's statistics on idle/load..Follow this guide on how to overclock your card..Valley is indeed a good way to test your OC but in the end , what matters is how stable you are when gaming..After all that's what it comes down to,having good benchmark results and crashing when gaming means nothing..To have a steady OC your core clock should be within about 100MHz of itself while at high loads.
   
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I have a stupid question

I have 2 x 4 GB DDR3 1600 fsb (Clocked at 1333) RAM in system, My Last tuned Page File was as "SYSTEM MANAGED"
I play crisis 3 etc game though no problems so far. yea G-Card is ASUS 560 ti.

Question: Do I have to manually set the Page File? If yes what could be the size? Will it improve any performance ? if 2% - 3% I don't want..

thanks!
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Originally Posted by mAs81 View Post

Download GPU-Z , if you haven't already,to keep track of your card's statistics on idle/load..Follow this guide on how to overclock your card..Valley is indeed a good way to test your OC but in the end , what matters is how stable you are when gaming..After all that's what it comes down to,having good benchmark results and crashing when gaming means nothing..To have a steady OC your core clock should be within about 100MHz of itself while at high loads.

How's that i5 4670 treating you? I've been wanting this CPU for some time now.. The Pentium is just a placeholder for until I get mt hands on an i5 4670k.
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Well,as far as I can tell the i5-4670 is one very good Haswell chip for gaming..It performs flawlessly at 60Hz 1080p , and even if I have the non-K version(which means no overclocking for me rolleyes.gif )
the @3.8GHz turbo boost suits my needs just fine for now..Other than that there is no difference in performance between the two..Just that the 4670K is unlocked for overclocking and that's all..
   
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