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It should be fine. I ended up using some cooler master £9 thermal paste which isnt the best but it made a huge improvement, was all i had on me at hand. I'm buying some Cryorig CP5 soon which I'll use instead
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It should be fine. I ended up using some cooler master £9 thermal paste which isnt the best but it made a huge improvement, was all i had on me at hand. I'm buying some Cryorig CP5 soon which I'll use instead


i will try this over the weekend and see how it performs. holding thumb that it will improve a lot.
Edited by DiceAir - 9/27/16 at 7:29am
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You might not see a HUGE improvement, probably 5'c, but if the paste currently on it isn't covering it fully maybe you will see a better improvement.
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So I replaced the thermal paste with Arctic silver 5 and my temps actually worsen. Before on 3dmark extreme stress test was 75C now it's 85C. i made sure just to made a pea sized blop on the core and made sure screws are tight and reapplied twice. I also pressed on the back plate where the core is while screwing in the card and it runs hotter than before but maybe it's because I used arctic silver and it needs to cure. CPUs maybe react better to arctic silver
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I still don't understand how your temps went from the 80-85'c you said down to 75'c. If it's increased higher than before, you either didn't put enough thermal paste on the die, or something in your case isn't giving good airflow. What you seem to fail to realise is the 980ti HoF Isn't a cool card... the 970 and 980 are cooler, but this one has more power phases, more tdp by far, and the cooler isn't much bigger than on the 980 version. 3dmark extreme is a silly benchmark to be using. Go and test it on Unigine valley, and then test it in some games like GTA V , withcer 3, and by the way BF4 for me is about 65'c at 70% fan speed
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I still don't understand how your temps went from the 80-85'c you said down to 75'c. If it's increased higher than before, you either didn't put enough thermal paste on the die, or something in your case isn't giving good airflow. What you seem to fail to realise is the 980ti HoF Isn't a cool card... the 970 and 980 are cooler, but this one has more power phases, more tdp by far, and the cooler isn't much bigger than on the 980 version. 3dmark extreme is a silly benchmark to be using. Go and test it on Unigine valley, and then test it in some games like GTA V , withcer 3, and by the way BF4 for me is about 65'c at 70% fan speed

Maybe my arctic silver needs to cure. Remember asic quality also plays a role into gpu temps I think and maybe I should just spend the money on a aio cooler and get it over and done with then I'm sorted cause I'm not selling the card anyway and will install it in another pc I have here for my racing sims and more. when playing bf4 the highest I saw was 74-75C now on 100% fan speed so like I said maybe the cure in time as Arctic silver needs more cure time.

What thermal paste can you suggest me. Here is a link to what i can get

http://www.rebeltech.co.za/77-thermal-pastes

http://www.comx.co.za/computer-hardware-subcategories.php?cat=352
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ASIC doesn't really play a role in temps. some people can actually overclock better at lower ASIC in some cases. my ASIC is 72.1%.

if you put an AIO on your 980ti, your rear exhaust is gone meaning stagnant air will stay around the cpu even more unless you put a fan on it that will pull more air but that could be noisier.

You should really get an AIO like this for it https://www.arctic.ac/us_en/accelero-hybrid.html

arctic recently released there own AIO for cpu that actually do really well for their price however I prefer my Cryorig cooler.

Is temps really an issue? at 1440p you will always draw more heat.

for thermal paste you really want some MX2/MX4 arctic, or Cryorig CP5/CP3 i think it's cp3, or some Cooler master Thermal something.
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ASIC doesn't really play a role in temps. some people can actually overclock better at lower ASIC in some cases. my ASIC is 72.1%.

if you put an AIO on your 980ti, your rear exhaust is gone meaning stagnant air will stay around the cpu even more unless you put a fan on it that will pull more air but that could be noisier.

You should really get an AIO like this for it https://www.arctic.ac/us_en/accelero-hybrid.html

arctic recently released there own AIO for cpu that actually do really well for their price however I prefer my Cryorig cooler.

Is temps really an issue? at 1440p you will always draw more heat.

for thermal paste you really want some MX2/MX4 arctic, or Cryorig CP5/CP3 i think it's cp3, or some Cooler master Thermal something.

Ok will see what I can get here.

what about this

http://www.rebeltech.co.za/thermal-pastes/11315-cooler-master-mastergel-maker-cooler-master-mastergel-maker-mgz-ndsg-n15m-r1-thermal-grease-with-nano-diamond-particles-non-curi-4719512049167.html
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I have a gtx 970 exoc sniper edition, and I am unable to get 1500MHz on the GPU, the maximum that can stably is 1460mhz.
the memories'm not having problems in elpida chips quietly get to 8100mhz
I see that the tension is blocked to 1,212, during testing the PerfCap is always Vrel & VOp, the ASIC is 68.5 would like to know if you have any way to unlock this intention, because I believe it can be that it is preventing climbing the clock, this vga is robust to overclock at least q had come in 1500MHz, it will be a bios mod solves, or shunt mod, what do you think ...

Sorry for the English, I'm from Brazil and I'm using google translator
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You will want to get a custom bios for your 970, however that card does not have dual bios so making a custom bios can brick your card. I don't really recommend doing it. 1460mhz is a pretty good clock you should be happy with that. that extra 40mhz is not going to give you any performance gain on a 970 it's quite inferior. maybe 0.5% improvement? or risk bricking the card? stay at 1460mhz.

as for voltage, it is force locked to 1.212v on most Kfa2 Maxwell cards. increasing voltage will not give you any better performance, the only thing you can do is try a custom bios lowering your voltage to about 1.2v/1.195v. maxwell does not get better overclocks from higher voltage, it's mainly the other way round.
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