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I read people in a few threads posting gpu's can handle up to 100c ... I'm curious about vrm's. What kind of temps can vrm's handle?
 

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In general vrms are designed to handle 100-125c. but its not always the case that vrms fry from the high temps. sometimes a high overclock or a high voltage can explode the vrms on the card. Like how it is happening to reference 570s & 590s.
 
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I had a HD 5970 before, and when i troubleshoot'ed its problems with fluctuating gpu clocks, i found out The vrm's where reaching 150'C. still worked after i fixed it by placing the thermal pads correctly
 

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Originally Posted by pangeltveit;14216047
I had a HD 5970 before, and when i troubleshoot'ed its problems with fluctuating gpu clocks, i found out The vrm's where reaching 150'C. still worked after i fixed it by placing the thermal pads correctly
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I read people in a few threads posting gpu's can handle up to 100c ... I'm curious about vrm's. What kind of temps can vrm's handle?
Depends on the 'fets. Understand that 'fets suffer from thermal runaway. They get hot, then their electrical output becomes unstable, causing more heat, causing them to get even hotter, etc. Until you see fire/smoke.
 

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I read people in a few threads posting gpu's can handle up to 100c ... I'm curious about vrm's. What kind of temps can vrm's handle?
This is a hard question to answer. Each series & cards have their own ceiling of temps that go into unsafe terriroty. Some cards handle heat better than others. There's no straight answer across the board.

A lot of times it has more to do with an over voltage rather than over clocking that causes VRM's to fry.

Also for any card that was pushed to high and fried their VRM, a lot of the times the owners weren't starring at their GPU temp at that moment to be able to answer this question with any accuracy.

Both Nvidia and AMD, each have a ceiling before 'poof'.
 

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Look up the specs of your specific VRMS. Each brand, model and class is different.
 
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