Originally Posted by Skyblaze
Originally Posted by gtbtk
I would suggest that you try the card at .950v, you should be able to run it cooler and still clock it to 2000-2025Mhz and get significantly better performance.
I have the MSI Gaming x (different cooler I know) but running with 100% fan, I can stay well under 50 deg. Running a more reasonable fan curve that keeps fan speeds low you should still be able to run the card in the slightly higher 70s range with much better performance
Thanks for the advice! While I would love to run the card at 2ghz and I'm sure it could handle it based on my undervolting experiences, I'm not sure if the fan is up for it. I guess now it bites me back that I only picked up the Palit DUAL for 420€ but to be honest that was already out of my price-range. Before I started undervolting yesterday I ran the card with a temp-limit of 75°C which kept the fan at 70% but also limited me to 1600-1700mhz which dampened performance a bit. At pure stock the card would reach 84°C with 80% fan-speed at 1.032v and never boost beyond 1850mhz anyway so I'm more than happy with my results.
To get the card run higher I pretty much would have to modify the fan-curve yeah. I noticed that it starts to crash if I move beyond 1855mhz at 0.825v but I'm not sure I want higher voltages. 0.850v is the last point where the fans keep themselves in check with 71-72%. Anything upward of 0.850v makes the fans eventually creep up to 80% which just gets annoyingly loud and I'm not sure how much an adjusted fan-cure would help here. Especially since I need a bit headroom because I live in an attic-style flat where 25-32°C room-temperature can be the norm in summer
But there's no harm in trying I suppose, could you suggest me a fan-curve for 0.950v? I'm sure I could perhaps even reach 2ghz at 0.900v but I would have to test. I found out that Playerunknown's Battlegrounds seems to be a good test-case in the open field as it pushes the card to 99% usage in the open field and makes my card generally work harder than, let's say Overwatch at 1440p.
The Palit Dual is still a dual fan card that should run better than 84 deg. the 1070 is a very power efficient chip. With mine, at 1.093v and 80% fans I only just hit 62 deg in a 24 deg room. Granted my cooler is a higher quality one than the palit, but it shouldn't be 20 deg different. I would expect more like 10-15.
If your card is running hot like that, either your case has no ventilation at all and the hot air is just going around and around. You may benefit by installing another fan or two to the case. You can do a quick test before spending any money by taking the case door off and running it open and seeing how the temps go when you know the card can get some fresh air. a fan in the case door would be useful if your case supports it
Or the other thing it could be, If it still runs at 84 deg with an open case, is the thermal paste. The factory application of thermal interface material may be faulty. If you dont want/cant replace the thermal paste yourself because of warranty stickers etc, RMA the card and get another one because it is faulty.
If you are undervolting, you already have afterburner installed. You can set a custom fan curve in AB so that it spins at 20-25% at idle. (Im not sure if the dual has the 0 fan below 60 deg by default) That way it is still quiet but it will idle at 35deg instead of hi 50s and then start increasing the curve at say 40 or 45 deg set the max speed to 75% if that is what is tolerable from say, 60 deg up.