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post #1 of 25
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Hey Fellows,

I am trying to cool R9 280x like that:



I see that the effect is minor and very fast the temperature
is going up over 90C. Has anybody succeed to
cool with that kind block ?

Thanks in advance
Roman
Edited by romanm - 3/17/14 at 8:27am
post #2 of 25
You also need heatsinks on your ram and voltage regulators to allow them to efficiently air cool....

like these : http://www.frozencpu.com/products/15573/vid-184/Akust_Copper_Memory_Chip_Heatsink_-_13mm_x_12mm_x_5mm_-_4_Pack_RS00-0602-AKS.html?tl=g40c21

example:


Good thread on this issue: http://www.overclock.net/t/1348558/generic-vs-fullcover-gpu-block/0_20
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post #3 of 25
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Quote:
Originally Posted by cgipson1 View Post

You also need heatsinks on your ram and voltage regulators to allow them to efficiently air cool....

Yeah I guess you are right , but for
now I am trying to get good temperature
on the main chip for a short time
unsuccessfully.

Help anybody !!! rolleyes.gif
post #4 of 25
Quote:
Originally Posted by romanm View Post

Yeah I guess you are right , but for
now I am trying to get good temperature
on the main chip for a short time
unsuccessfully.

Help anybody !!! rolleyes.gif

We need more info... what pump / radiators / TIM / etc are you using? Even If you get the GPU cool... the card will still overheat and crash, if you don't cool the ram and vrms
Edited by cgipson1 - 3/17/14 at 9:46am
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post #5 of 25
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We need more info... what pump / radiators / TIM / etc are you using? Even If you get the GPU cool... the card will still overheat and crash, if you don't cool the ram and vrms

Sure: the pump is standard and the water flow is very fast,
the temperature of the water stay cool - so I don't think
there is any problem there.

I will make passive cooling for RAM and VRM latter it's
not a big problem.

What is TIM ?
post #6 of 25
TIM is Thermal Interface Material... basically what goop did you use when you attached the heatsink to the GPU? some are more efficient than others...

Does the water get warmer on the outlet side of the block? Should only be a couple of degrees.. but it should be warmer...
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post #7 of 25
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Originally Posted by cgipson1 View Post

We need more info... what pump / radiators / TIM / etc are you using? Even If you get the GPU cool... the card will still overheat and crash, if you don't cool the ram and vrms

Actually it seams to me the same temperature,
but if it's only 1-2 degrees I don't have any way
to test it.
post #8 of 25
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Anybody else ?
Really need help on that one.
post #9 of 25
Quote:
Originally Posted by romanm View Post

Sure: the pump is standard and the water flow is very fast,
the temperature of the water stay cool - so I don't think
there is any problem there.

I will make passive cooling for RAM and VRM latter it's
not a big problem.

What is TIM ?

You don't seem eager to share any details. Standard pump and fast flow are not descriptions at all.

You are cooling only the GPU core. The VRMs when overheating could cause crashes even if the core is cool.

You also have to use TIM or paste between the block and the core.

Now for those high core temps, which universal block are you using? and what are the loop details?
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post #10 of 25
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Originally Posted by eXXon View Post

You don't seem eager to share any details. Standard pump and fast flow are not descriptions at all.

You are cooling only the GPU core. The VRMs when overheating could cause crashes even if the core is cool.

You also have to use TIM or paste between the block and the core.

Now for those high core temps, which universal block are you using? and what are the loop details?

That is the block I use:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/281269016245?ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1439.l2649

The circulation is good and the water temp is under 15C so I don't think
it's the cause of the problem. I do use some kind of TIM don't
know what is the vendor of this (bough it in electronic shop).

The temp of the GPU just going up. frown.gif
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