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Old 08-09-04, 07:52 PM   #61
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Clay, How did you get your BFG to OC to 460/1.25???? I can't get mine to pass a test over 447/1.11!!!!!! and it water cooled to boot!
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NOTE: as soon as you CTRL+TAB to the NVIDIA CP you only have about 1 second before the temperature starts to rapidly drop from when the game in window mode had the focus so you have to be quick with the PRT SCR button. [/url])
You should run the rivatuner hardware monitor while your testing, then you can see a record of temps while the application was running, giving a more accurate result.

Alt+Tabbing drops the temps instantly, you can't get an accurate reading that way.


Great review btw, I just think your temps were a bit low (even before adding the ceramique). My Ultra idles at 59c, peaks at 81c
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Old 08-09-04, 09:37 PM   #63
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Clay, How did you get your BFG to OC to 460/1.25???? I can't get mine to pass a test over 447/1.11!!!!!! and it water cooled to boot!
Not sure. I can only say that all cards are not created equally of course. Some will overclock better than others. Mine was stable at these clocks out of the box, adding Ceramique didn't afford me much more headroom and just dropped the temps very slightly.
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You should run the rivatuner hardware monitor while your testing, then you can see a record of temps while the application was running, giving a more accurate result.

Alt+Tabbing drops the temps instantly, you can't get an accurate reading that way.


Great review btw, I just think your temps were a bit low (even before adding the ceramique). My Ultra idles at 59c, peaks at 81c
Thanks, glad you liked the review. I stand by my temps though (at least based on what the NV CP reports). If you notice from that post of mine you referred to, I was running the games in windowed mode so I was seeing the temperatures in realtime. So, there was no room for doubt or time for the temp to drop, it was all visible at the same time so the temps are correct.

I will give the rivatuner hardware monitor a try in the future and see what readings I get from that, always good to compare against another measuring stick.
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oh, thanx for the pic clay...is easy to assemble and dis assemble?
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oh, thanx for the pic clay...is easy to assemble and dis assemble?
You're welcome. It is easy to assemble and dis-assemble. It takes some time but it's not difficult. I counted 19 screws that are involved. The trickiest part is that of re-assembling the GPU backplate. Just be sure you have some tape handy so that you can tape it in place temporarily to aide in lining up the screws from the HSF mount from the front side of the card. Good luck!
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Clay,

How much AS Ceramique did you use total in that retrofit?
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How much AS Ceramique did you use total in that retrofit?
Oh, not much. I did cover both the GPU and all eight of the memory modules but with the typical very thin layer. I have the 2.7gram syringe tube and there's still plenty left (well over 3/4ths of the tube or so).
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thanx clay...i hope i DO do it right. .....did i bring this thread back from the dead? lol no one posted in it till i asked and you replied.
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Oh, not much. I did cover both the GPU and all eight of the memory modules but with the typical very thin layer. I have the 2.7gram syringe tube and there's still plenty left (well over 3/4ths of the tube or so).

Great, I have half a tube-- and whenver I get my card I will use the Ceramique I have.
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Hey guys, Artic Silver Ceramique is okay for GPU applications right? Off to google for a bit. Once I have HSF back on and card in rig I will report back temps at idle and under load.
This is probably a stupid question, but what's the difference between AS and ASC?
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Jeez.... What is that like eight to nine months!!
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