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I just installed my first water loop, been very happy with the results so far. My 560 idles at 32C and has never gotten above 42C under load. I've played with some small overclocks, but I've been afraid to give it more than 1.0v so far. Reason being that its a gpu only block not a full cover. The VRMs do have a stock heatsink on them and airflow is decent in my case but not the best.

What would be a good voltage to run without having to worry about frying the VRMs? I have no way to monitor those temps. I was thinking I would do no more than 1.1v? This would only be for games that could actually benefit from it, and I never game for more than 3 hours at a time.
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Well I got 1000Mhz core with 1.087v. I think I'll call that good and use it only for demanding games. Less gpu-intensive games will get stock clocks or 975 core with less voltage.

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Well I got 1000Mhz core with 1.087v. I think I'll call that good and use it only for demanding games. Less gpu-intensive games will get stock clocks or 975 core with less voltage.

Thanks for the help ya'll
Ha, I do the same, if I can get 980MHz at 1.050V or 960MHz at 1.025V, why go all the way to 1.087V just to hit a stable 1000MHz?
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