: Try this pack and see which clock works the best. From 1067Mhz to 1250Mhz is a full 8 Billion Pixel's (ie Extra 8fps) & 23.352 Billion Texel's (ie Bridge the gap of 1367Mhz or higher) than 1067Mhz.
Your core hit 65C, VRM 68C at 1067Mhz. So if you add 17.15% for 1,250Mhz that brings the core to 76C and VRM to 79.662 or 80C. Pretty much as fast as it'll go.
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Really? I was hitting 15,819 points Firestrike at 1416Mhz near stock voltage only 3 extra millivolts on core VRM 1.233v.
I noticed before adding the 2.75mm thickness Thermagon T-6100 Flex thermal material on those various components. The clock did not dip as it would ordinarily with those chips un-cooled.
With a pad on those chips on reference blower, allows direct contact. Which before when the core was 75C, VRM 75C on core. It would dip the clock, since other components hit my Max Temp/ Hotspot.
After adding the Pads, it did not dip at all and held solid 1,416Mhz core @ 1.233v.
If I could create small squares perfectly the size of each VRM of Thermeez, Allunimum Oxide Infused Ceramic Putty. I could safely add to each specific VRM to avoid short. The size of this Thermeez "Square" would need to be 3/4 to 1/2 the size of the VRM it is cooling. Since with compression, it will spread the extra 1/4 to 1/2 covering and cooling the entire surface of each VRM.
So basically I will probably stick with finding ideal max for stock reference 480 cooling, while adding the specific pads for those various components.
That way I know that what I find will be comparable to other "Stock" cards. Rather than throwing out BIOS that worked fine on a thermal modded GPU. Which does not work on "Stock" cards.
As far as the Core and VRM go, the Core would not overheat at all on reference blower. Once the fan started cranking out 3667 to 4000rpm. The core would fall from 77C to 67C while under full tilt load.
So it's the fault of the primarily Core VRM and various other components for temperature deviations.
For a water block cooled card. One large sheet of 2mm thick Fujipoly 17w/m K material over the entire contact surface of the water block. Even without thermal paste on the core. The Fujipoly 17w/m K is more than capable of cooling the hottest of GPU Core's. At that point, numbers no 480 had seen will be possible. Likely out of everyone's budget I'm sure.Edited by chris89 - 3/27/17 at 8:39pm