Overclock.net › Forums › Graphics Cards › AMD/ATI › ATI Cooling › RX 480 Asus Reference Cooling Tips
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

RX 480 Asus Reference Cooling Tips

post #1 of 4
Thread Starter 
Hi I have the reference RX 480 in a mATX case. Cliff notes at bottom...

The blower design cooler works very well as compared to my old GPU with an "aftermarket" cooler.
Aka the coolers that blow air into the case.

Space is kind of cramped in my rig and the graphics card sits very low so the blower style works perfect.

However the thing still gets super hot at default clock/power settings in certain games, default asus gpu tweak "gaming" fan settings. I don't even use silent mode when web browsing lol. Of course when fan is at 80-100% the thing stays super cool but is annoying.

I can probably do some work on the fan curve to keep it bare-able, but I was wondering if there are any basic cooling mods that I can do WITHOUT getting rid of the reference cooler? (no water plz)

I was thinking VRM heat-sinks only, what kind should I get that will actually last? There was a thread somewhere on this site with people trying VRM sinks but they would always fall off. What's a good stick on solution that i only need to to once?

I hear as well a back-plate helps.. please confirm and if so I could get one. Where to find the best priced plates?

I'm also working on a case mod to help it breathe better.

Reason is I would like to flash this guy to the RX 580 bios and have it run at default silent/game fan speeds without worry that it's throttling (or exploding).

I would also like to do some overclocking in the future with modified fan curves and what not... still on the rx 580 bios, still on the reference cooler.

Cliff notes:

Rx480>Rx580 bios flash, keep ref. cooler, add VRM heatsinks (what kind?), add backplate (what kind? does it help?), case breathing mods, keep default fan curve, get better temps while gaming on the 580 vs the current 480, headroom for overclocking and fan curve mods when needed.

Thanks!
post #2 of 4
Just OC and keep temps in check with a fan curve. Anything else you are talking 2-3fps more if you are lucky. Not worth it unless you are going full waterloop and even then you may be talking another 5-7fps and some e-peen.
 
BitoHeaven
(16 items)
 
Cigar ATX PC
(14 items)
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
Intel i7 4770k @ 4.5GHz Asus Maximus VI Gene Gigabyte R9 290 @ 1160MHz/1350MHz Gigabyte R9 290 @ 1160MHz/1350MHz 
RAMHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
G.Skill Trident X 2X8GB DDR3 2400MHz Samsung 840 PRO 256GB  Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 3TB SATA III 6Gb/s 64... Pioneer Blu-ray Burner 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
Liquid Single Loop Triple Radiators Win 7 SP1 Professional x64bit  Samsung SynchMaster 24" Widescreen 1200p TFT-LC... Logitech G15 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
EVGA SuperNOVA G2 1300w 80+ Gold Fully Modular  Fractal Design Arc Midi R2 Microsoft Sidewinder X5 Allsop Redmond Mouse Pad 
Audio
Cambridge Soundworks 5.1 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i5-3570K @ 4.6GHz ASRock Z77E-ITX mITX  Sapphire HD 7990 @ 1090MHz/1600MHz G.SKILL Ripjaws 2X4GB DDR3-1600 @ 1866MHz 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Crucial SSD 128GB mSATA SATA III 6GB  Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 1TB SATA II 32MB 7200RPM LG DVD R/W SATA with LightScribe Corsair Cooling Hydro Series H100 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Win 7 Professional x64bit Samsung 52" 1080p 60Hz LCD Logitech Wireless K330 Corsair AX850 Gold Fully Modular 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
BitFenix Prodigy Mini-ATX Black  Logitech Wireless M215 Corsair Vengeance MM200 Yamaha RX-V681 & PSB/Polk Audio 5.1 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD Athlon II X4 640 ASRock N68C-GS NVIDIA 6600GT G. Skill Ripjaws DDR3 1600MHz 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
WD Caviar Blue 500GB 16MB Cache 7200RPM LG Optical Drive Thermaltake Max Orb Windows 7 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Viewsonic 19” Flatscreen CRT Gigabyte GK-K6800 103  Thermaltake TR2 600W Cigar Boxes 
MouseMouse Pad
Zalman ZM-M300 Corsair Vengeance MM200 
  hide details  
Reply
 
BitoHeaven
(16 items)
 
Cigar ATX PC
(14 items)
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
Intel i7 4770k @ 4.5GHz Asus Maximus VI Gene Gigabyte R9 290 @ 1160MHz/1350MHz Gigabyte R9 290 @ 1160MHz/1350MHz 
RAMHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
G.Skill Trident X 2X8GB DDR3 2400MHz Samsung 840 PRO 256GB  Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 3TB SATA III 6Gb/s 64... Pioneer Blu-ray Burner 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
Liquid Single Loop Triple Radiators Win 7 SP1 Professional x64bit  Samsung SynchMaster 24" Widescreen 1200p TFT-LC... Logitech G15 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
EVGA SuperNOVA G2 1300w 80+ Gold Fully Modular  Fractal Design Arc Midi R2 Microsoft Sidewinder X5 Allsop Redmond Mouse Pad 
Audio
Cambridge Soundworks 5.1 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i5-3570K @ 4.6GHz ASRock Z77E-ITX mITX  Sapphire HD 7990 @ 1090MHz/1600MHz G.SKILL Ripjaws 2X4GB DDR3-1600 @ 1866MHz 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Crucial SSD 128GB mSATA SATA III 6GB  Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 1TB SATA II 32MB 7200RPM LG DVD R/W SATA with LightScribe Corsair Cooling Hydro Series H100 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Win 7 Professional x64bit Samsung 52" 1080p 60Hz LCD Logitech Wireless K330 Corsair AX850 Gold Fully Modular 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
BitFenix Prodigy Mini-ATX Black  Logitech Wireless M215 Corsair Vengeance MM200 Yamaha RX-V681 & PSB/Polk Audio 5.1 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD Athlon II X4 640 ASRock N68C-GS NVIDIA 6600GT G. Skill Ripjaws DDR3 1600MHz 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
WD Caviar Blue 500GB 16MB Cache 7200RPM LG Optical Drive Thermaltake Max Orb Windows 7 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Viewsonic 19” Flatscreen CRT Gigabyte GK-K6800 103  Thermaltake TR2 600W Cigar Boxes 
MouseMouse Pad
Zalman ZM-M300 Corsair Vengeance MM200 
  hide details  
Reply
post #3 of 4
Workstation stuff
(407 photos)
SpecViewperf 12.0.1
(147 photos)
 
Reply
Workstation stuff
(407 photos)
SpecViewperf 12.0.1
(147 photos)
 
Reply
post #4 of 4
Have you looked into undervolting? I've seen quite a few posts that suggest you can undervolt the 480s quite significantly. Should be good for a 5-10 degree reduction if you have a decent chip? I'm pretty sure the AMD drivers have this built in, don't they? Wattman?
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: ATI Cooling
Overclock.net › Forums › Graphics Cards › AMD/ATI › ATI Cooling › RX 480 Asus Reference Cooling Tips