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Pictures of installing Alphacool HF14 universal waterblock and some instructions of how to install it easily using original VRM/VRAM heatplate. <img alt="wink.gif" class="bbcode_smiley" src="http://files.overclock.net/images/smilies/wink.gif"><br><br><a class="H-lightbox-open" href="http://www.overclock.net/content/type/61/id/2829360/"><img alt="" class="lightbox-enabled" data-id="2829360" data-type="61" src="http://www.overclock.net/content/type/61/id/2829360/width/500/height/1000/flags/LL" style="; width: 500px; height: 313px"></a><br><a class="H-lightbox-open" href="http://www.overclock.net/content/type/61/id/2829361/"><img alt="" class="lightbox-enabled" data-id="2829361" data-type="61" src="http://www.overclock.net/content/type/61/id/2829361/width/500/height/1000/flags/LL" style="; width: 500px; height: 313px"></a><br><a class="H-lightbox-open" href="http://www.overclock.net/content/type/61/id/2829362/"><img alt="" class="lightbox-enabled" data-id="2829362" data-type="61" src="http://www.overclock.net/content/type/61/id/2829362/width/500/height/1000/flags/LL" style="; width: 500px; height: 333px"></a><br><a class="H-lightbox-open" href="http://www.overclock.net/content/type/61/id/2829363/"><img alt="" class="lightbox-enabled" data-id="2829363" data-type="61" src="http://www.overclock.net/content/type/61/id/2829363/width/500/height/1000/flags/LL" style="; width: 500px; height: 333px"></a><br><a class="H-lightbox-open" href="http://www.overclock.net/content/type/61/id/2829365/"><img alt="" class="lightbox-enabled" data-id="2829365" data-type="61" src="http://www.overclock.net/content/type/61/id/2829365/width/500/height/1000/flags/LL" style="; width: 500px; height: 313px"></a><br><a class="H-lightbox-open" href="http://www.overclock.net/content/type/61/id/2829366/"><img alt="" class="lightbox-enabled" data-id="2829366" data-type="61" src="http://www.overclock.net/content/type/61/id/2829366/width/500/height/1000/flags/LL" style="; width: 500px; height: 658px"></a>
 

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It's supposed to run as silent as possible under full utilization, you can't do this with the reference fan. <img alt="rolleyes.gif" class="bbcode_smiley" src="http://files.overclock.net/images/smilies/rolleyes.gif"></div>
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I mean no offense, but I love your ghetto 480 modding <img alt="tongue.gif" class="bbcode_smiley" src="http://files.overclock.net/images/smilies/tongue.gif"> keep posting more pics and temps <img alt="smile.gif" class="bbcode_smiley" src="http://files.overclock.net/images/smilies/smile.gif">
 

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I'm pretty much finished, card is very silent and i never noticed any stability issues.<br>
I also leave the VRM temperatures for now, they are more of placebo than are real hardware issue.<br><br>
But here is one last "ghetto mod" <img alt="tongue.gif" class="bbcode_smiley" src="http://files.overclock.net/images/smilies/tongue.gif"><br><br><a class="H-lightbox-open" href="http://www.overclock.net/content/type/61/id/2829501/"><img alt="" class="lightbox-enabled" data-id="2829501" data-type="61" src="http://www.overclock.net/content/type/61/id/2829501/width/350/height/700/flags/LL" style="; width: 350px; height: 199px"></a><br><br><a class="H-lightbox-open" href="http://www.overclock.net/content/type/61/id/2829502/"><img alt="" class="lightbox-enabled" data-id="2829502" data-type="61" src="http://www.overclock.net/content/type/61/id/2829502/width/350/height/700/flags/LL" style="; width: 350px; height: 226px"></a>
 

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Jurbeli, make sure you put a 120mm fan on top of the two cards to cool the memory and VRMs.</div>
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Yeah, I have a side fan in my case pretty close to the cards. My VRM temps seems to be pretty decent actually. Fan running 500-600rpm I'm getting around 80C VRM in 3DMark and games with ~1100mV.
 

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well put my hd7850 fans on the 480 to a test run today.. Runs cooler and quieter for sure.. I set fan minimum to 1500 and max to 3000, I think 3000rpm is the max fan rpm or the dual-x fans...<br>
no heatsinks on the vrm, one heatsink over the vram thats under the copper heatpipes.. ran stock at first and this setup was laughing at it... then I overclocked to 1320/2150 and it still holding at 73c after 10minutes loop of Heaven...<br><br>
at idle<br><a class="H-lightbox-open" href="http://www.overclock.net/content/type/61/id/2830360/"><img alt="" class="lightbox-enabled" data-id="2830360" data-type="61" src="http://www.overclock.net/content/type/61/id/2830360/width/500/height/1000/flags/LL" style="; width: 500px; height: 591px"></a><br><br><br><br><br>
at 1320/2150 after 10 minutes. Its so much quieter even with the dual-x fans at 3000rpm..<br><a class="H-lightbox-open" href="http://www.overclock.net/content/type/61/id/2830361/"><img alt="" class="lightbox-enabled" data-id="2830361" data-type="61" src="http://www.overclock.net/content/type/61/id/2830361/width/500/height/1000/flags/LL" style="; width: 500px; height: 712px"></a><br><br><br>
not throttled either.
 

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I'm going to throw a guess out about 1450, maybe 1500max. If the bios can be modded that might be a bit more
 

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ok 1350/2150 Heaven loop for 10 minutes.. It actually ran cooler at 1350/2150 than at 1320/2150, I did bump the voltage up to 1100...<br>
I think the sapphire hd7870 ghz edition fan mod is a good one..<br><br><br><a class="H-lightbox-open" href="http://www.overclock.net/content/type/61/id/2830384/"><img alt="" class="lightbox-enabled" data-id="2830384" data-type="61" src="http://www.overclock.net/content/type/61/id/2830384/width/500/height/1000/flags/LL" style="; width: 500px; height: 706px"></a><br><br><br><br>
now at idle gpu at 27c, vrm at 36c <img alt="smile.gif" class="bbcode_smiley" src="http://files.overclock.net/images/smilies/smile.gif">
 

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I'm going to throw a guess out about 1450, maybe 1500max. If the bios can be modded that might be a bit more</div>
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1450 would be about 15% putting it significantly above a non-OC 390x. I wonder how the power draw would compare?
 

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Well I cant find my twin turbo 2's, but I can find all the mounting hardware and loose heatsinks. So I ordered a accelero xtreme 3 and some copper shims to see if I can keep the stock heatplate and backplate on the card with the after market cooler. If it works out I'll order another for the other card.
 

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ran a 5min loop in heaven, then ran the heaven bench at 1375/2150 core voltage at 1150.. This is my fastest run to date..<br><br>
think its working great, I'll take it apart one more time and put heat sinks on the other vram chips and vrm's and call it done.<br><br><a class="H-lightbox-open" href="http://www.overclock.net/content/type/61/id/2831299/"><img alt="" class="lightbox-enabled" data-id="2831299" data-type="61" src="http://www.overclock.net/content/type/61/id/2831299/width/500/height/1000/flags/LL" style="; width: 500px; height: 329px"></a>
 

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Hi guys.<br><br>
Bought Powercolor rx 480 ref card, and mounted Arctic Twin Turbo III on it, both bottom dadiator + fan and backplate.<br>
Now the issue is both msi afterburner, and Wattman read no GPU fan spead or some crazy values like jumps from couple hundreds thousands RPMs to couple (dozens) thousands. Actually latest version of afterburner doesn't even detect both any GPU temp, GPU temperature, fan speed, it doesn't even have in menu option to enable GPU temp read in OSD. it shows gpu usage but I'm pretty sure also wrong since it jumps in the middle of the game all over place from 0 to 100%. Also fan speed is perm disabled and can't be controlled by user in any way.<br>
Downloaded GPU-Z and altough it shows some readings I'm still not sure if the readings were correct. Both in idle and games fans were always 19 % (or at least that's what it showed), what caused in lastest Tomb Raider temps arround 65 C, but in Witcher 3 reached 85 C before we switched off PC and decided to connect gpu fan cable to molex thanks to adapter included in twin turbo box.<br>
Temps went down and Witcher the sometimes reach 60 C and in TR arround 50. Could be better but not complaining.<br>
Now the isue is still fans speed, which I have no idea what exactly is. After moving gpu fan to molex, Wattman shows 0 speed, afterburner nothing as previous, and GPU-Z sometimes shows 19 other times 100% or 60% even if no game is launched.<br>
So finally my question is how to control fan speed on this card and what software can show me actual correct readings? I guess moving fan cable back to GPU is necessary.<br>
Is the latest version of afterburner not compatibile with RX 480 or something?<br>
Is gpu fan speed connected to molex even controllable in any way, ie it's in fact always 100% despite of what gpu-z shows?<br>
Some help is appreciated.<br><br>
Sry for bad English
 

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Fan readings aren't correctly shown if below < 600 rpm.<br>
On Wattman i set the speed to 1200 / 1500 and temperature to 80 / 70.
 

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so going by the pictures do I need to trim the stock vrm/vram plate or will the mono just bolt on ?<br>
I would rather avoid hacking up the stock vrm/vram plate<br><br>
can somebody with a mono please check and see if there is clearance to keep the stock vram/vrm plate ?
 

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so going by the pictures do I need to trim the stock vrm/vram plate or will the mono just bolt on ?<br>
I would rather avoid hacking up the stock vrm/vram plate<br><br>
can somebody with a mono please check and see if there is clearance to keep the stock vram/vrm plate ?</div>
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Check the OP, he is using a mono and shows where it interferes with the stock plate.
 

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was the mono interfering or the twin turbo<br>
because he was gonna use a mono but then he used the twinturbo<br>
if it is can I grind the cooler instead of the stock bracket ?
 

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was the mono interfering or the twin turbo<br>
because he was gonna use a mono but then he used the twinturbo<br>
if it is can I grind the cooler instead of the stock bracket ?</div>
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Op used a mono, powergate used a twin turbo. Doesnt matter though because all of them need to meet the 2.5mm standoff height which it looks like the stock plate interferes with. Now if you get a copper shim, then maybe it will fit. I have some 1mm shims and a Xtreme 3 that I am going to try and fit this weekend.
 

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I think the shim idea would work. Don't remember the exact height of the stock plate though. I'm thinking 1mm-1.5mm would work fine.
 

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I think the shim idea would work. Don't remember the exact height of the stock plate though. I'm thinking 1mm-1.5mm would work fine.</div>
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I'm going to attempt it this weekend. If that doesnt work out I might see about grinding down the areas where the stock mounting plate interferes.
 
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