OCCT Stable OCD
Join Date: Apr 2014
Location: Gold Coast Australia
Ok so I tried the fan blowing onto the card, didn't make any difference to the actual VRM temps, but it did raise the GPU temps.
I think the bottom intake and fan on the card are keeping the hot air in a pocket around the card itself, so the hot air is exhausting out the side of the card then the top fan (on the backplate) is blowing that same hot air back into the card.
So I'm getting better results using it to draw hot air out from under the backplate.
I am going to try the smaller 90mm Fractal fan I have here to blow onto the VRM's because that doesn't hang over the side of the card like the 140mm Noctua on does.
The 90mm fan brought the VRM's down 7c, but the GPU went up 4c, still nothing to worry about, worth the trade off.
This is with a small 100Mhz OC on the GPU and VRAM, but my GPU won't OC any more that 100Mhz anyway.
Last edited by schoolofmonkey; 03-22-2019 at 06:29 PM.