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^^^^6 Cooor I will try this too
    
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Quick question...

I just put my 6950 (unlocked) under water, and I'm wondering about the temps. Running GPU - OCCT test, I peaked at 55 Celsius GPU, and peaked at about 82 C for the VRMs.

I have it overclocked, running 950/1400 @ 1.175 volts. First off, the temps sound good? And secondly, are the VRMs safe at around them temps? Thanks!
    
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YES! Battlefield 3! ...

...One question I forgot to ask: What driver should I download and use first? I'll be playing BF3 (when it comes out I am sure there will be a new driver) and other FPS/driving game titles.

Thx again. I look forward to be in the Club
I'm using an older driver (a few months). I don't generally update unless I need to. I haven't tried BF3, but I know some of the others here have tried it.
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Quick question...

I just put my 6950 (unlocked) under water, and I'm wondering about the temps. Running GPU - OCCT test, I peaked at 55 Celsius GPU, and peaked at about 82 C for the VRMs.

I have it overclocked, running 950/1400 @ 1.175 volts. First off, the temps sound good? And secondly, are the VRMs safe at around them temps? Thanks!

82c on the VRM is quite hot. You can live with it, but id make sure your thermal pads are making proper contact and whatnot.. shouldn't be that hot under water....
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I may have messed up with that. If I have to reapply, does thermal paste work for VRMs? If not, where can I buy some Thermal pads?

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I may have messed up with that. If I have to reapply, does thermal paste work for VRMs? If not, where can I buy some Thermal pads?

Thanks!
No, don't use paste on VRMs. Get the 0.5mm pad from www.frozenCPU.com

The EK pads work pretty good for temperature.
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Thanks, will do that. First time putting a GPU underwater, so that's my excuse. In other news,the die stays cool...


Thanks for the link.
    
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No, don't use paste on VRMs. Get the 0.5mm pad from www.frozenCPU.com

The EK pads work pretty good for temperature.
Is that a fitting issue or is there some other reason not to use paste?
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Is that a fitting issue or is there some other reason not to use paste?
Because the paste will not fill up the gap to provide good to enough heat transfer from VRegs to heatsink (waterblock). Paste is good for contact surface that is almost perfect flush and just to fill up the micro space that naked eyes couldn't even spot.

Some are using paste even for the memory and Vregs, oh well, it's not my card.
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Because the paste will not fill up the gap to provide good to enough heat transfer from VRegs to heatsink (waterblock). Paste is good for contact surface that is almost perfect flush and just to fill up the micro space that naked eyes couldn't even spot.

Some are using paste even for the memory and Vregs, oh well, it's not my card.
OK. I had the same problem on my chipset heatsink. The portion that goes over the voltage regulators would not accept a paste because it would leave too big a gap when the pad was removed.

That's too bad. I wonder if the manufacturer has a reason for designing for a pad instead of paste?
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