Originally Posted by kithylin
Are those heatsinks permanently attached with thermal adhesive? Or removable later?
Removable, the Enzotechs come with pre-applied thermal tape which is actually very high quality stuff. The others are applied with Akasa thermal tape. The big cut-to-size sheets of it.
I did the finger test on the VRM and even after 30 minutes of looping Superposition they barely get warm to the touch on 380w. Nice.
I'm going back to the KFA2 BIOS now and testing some more. PSU isn't here yet but as long as I don't load the CPU too much it should hold.
EDIT: Tried the KFA2, still the same issues I had with it even tho i'm controlling radiator fans now. 41% minimum fanspeed which is 1400RPM on my push-pull 120mm's. Not exactly quiet for idle. I mean, it's perfectly do-able under load but idle?
Plus, the power limit is way higher, it barely touches 100% now of the 126% available but the score in Superposition actually was 200 points worse then with the EVGA BIOS even tho that limited slightly. Also, coil whine with KFA2, not with EVGA. I'm going back to the EVGA one. Let the limit stay at 380w. This way I have all the benefits of 1.093v and lower temperature and IF it ever gets into a game or situation where it wants to draw 400w+ endagering the card it will throttle itself. Sounds like a perfect plan for fun and safety
I mean, I can try XOC just for the heck of it... (Who am I kidding, it's already flashing)
EDIT2: It does not like 1.125v and like, 500w of power draw. It runs it, and barely gets any hotter, got up to 46c there at 50% fanspeed, but it isn't very stable lol. It barely clocks any higher, like 2190Mhz is possible now, but the risk is quite large drawing over 500w all over the place and the improvement is tiny. It gained about 100 points at best.
So yeah, back to EVGA FTW3 Ultra. That works by far the best out of all the BIOS for my card and application. The KFA2 would be better if fanspeed wasn't locked to 41% with 1400 RPM..
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