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you are doing something way wrong. I had 1.55 going through my cores and they never went above 80c. now I know my cooler is better but still, you need to read some guides on applying new TIM to a gpu
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Well, it would have helped if I had originally known that the Heatsink didn't even contact my GPU without a larger amount of TIM. It's ridiculously uneven. Anyway, it's at 45C right now.

Yes, I did back up my old BIOS, but in NiBiTor it didn't display the voltage. I've got it at 1.0 right now for everything but 2d, so I'll change it to 1.05 right now.

Ha, forgot to post this before I shut my comp down. It's at 44C, 1.05v. It looks good for now I'll probably get a new cooler down the road. Maybe if the trad comes out soon

It's a warm day today, mobo is at 35c, that's the highest I have ever seen it, so it's good to see my card being just as cool as it was before.

In my mobo's BIOS, there's an option for PCI Express Clock, starting at 100MHz. I've always left it at 100MHz because I didn't know what it did. What is it? More importantly, can I OC it?

THanks to all those who helped
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Quote:
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In my mobo's BIOS, there's an option for PCI Express Clock, starting at 100MHz. I've always left it at 100MHz because I didn't know what it did. What is it? More importantly, can I OC it?
Yeah you can OC it but BARELY. Anything over 112MHz can cause sudden death to any PCIe cards.
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I had an XFX card a while back, and I remember it having EXTREMELY poor contact between the HS and die. Seems to be a recurring problem with them.
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I read the warranty for XFX's cards, but I want to be sure before I issue a support ticket. Does the warranty cover re-application of TIM? It says anything, but I'd like to be sure...

EDIT

As well as BIOS editing...
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The warranty doesn't cover any tampering, let alone BIOS flashes...
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Originally Posted by alex98uk View Post
The warranty doesn't cover any tampering, let alone BIOS flashes...
Sweet, thanks.

Well, I was just wondering.

EDIT

It says
Quote:
What do I get?

* Lifetime Warrantys
* Transferable Protection
* Modder Friendly

Whats covered?
All 6, 7, 8 and 9 series Graphics Cards are protected.

How do I get it?
All you have to do is purchase an XFX Graphics Card and register the product within 30 days of purchase to activate your Lifetime Protection.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by alex98uk View Post
The warranty doesn't cover any tampering, let alone BIOS flashes...
They cover just about anything but physical mods like soldering to the board. Evga was releasing bios upgrades for fan fixes when the 8800gt first came out.
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Well, this is strange. After resetting EVERYTHING tos tock, volts included, I am scoring about 600 more, consistently in 3dMark, than I was before all of this happened.. 600 more than my reference stock benchies.
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The timings on the memory might of changed when you flashed it back.
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