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So i just started folding on my 470 and so far it looks very promising when it comes to my PPD but I was wondering what the max temp you guys recommend for a 24/7 OC and folding? Currently this is my OC at stock voltage:
767 MHz Core Frequency
1534 MHz Shader Frequency
1800 MHz Memory Frequency

I'm using Xtreme Tuner for my OC and MSI Afterburner for my fans and I would really like to keep my fans as quiet as possible. Currently I'm running at 86% fan and I've leveled off at 73C. When I had it at 98% fan is was in the low 60s (dont remember exactly) but that was just way too loud for me so I wanted to know what a good temp would be for folding 24/7 with that overclock (Will adjust fans to suit).
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post #2 of 11
Whatever noise level you can stand basically. 73 is plenty cool. Even 80 is fine. After that I'd start to worry.
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I would assume it would be fine up to the "normal" operating temperatures of mid 90C that are normally hit with the default fan profile. 73C will cause you no heat related issues, just make sure to keep an eye on your VRM temps too.
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I've wondered this myself. There doesn't seem to be a conclusive answer. Although, I estimate that the cards are probably just fine all the way into the 80's. Myself, I run my fan at 60% while playing WOW and it runs stable at about 60-65 degrees.
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Had to lower my OC on my GPU. Turns out it was unstable so I lowered it to 762. That's what I was guessing from when it said UNSTABLE_MACHINE and started on a new WU

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I would assume it would be fine up to the "normal" operating temperatures of mid 90C that are normally hit with the default fan profile. 73C will cause you no heat related issues, just make sure to keep an eye on your VRM temps too.
Also how do you check the temps on your VRM?
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post #6 of 11
My GTX470 at 1520 Shaders is at 78/80ºC 80% fan speed folding 24/7
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Is the sound bearable for you?
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Use OCCT to test shader stability... it actually has error checking!
http://www.ocbase.com/perestroika_en/index.php?Download
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post #9 of 11
JWellington 72% is very nice (temps 85ºC) but 80 ( temps 78ºC) it looks like a plane its a little annoying
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My GTX 260 loads at about 75C with 50% fan speed, I always try to keep my GPU under 90C

(the reason for the low temps/low fan speed is that it's free of dust once more )
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