Discussion in 'Videocards - NVIDIA GeForce' started by Syranetic, Sep 17, 2020.
Ambient was 26c.
I seem to remember you had problems with the GPU not reaching high clocks, but this looks fine at nearly 2000MHz at 98% TDP.
GPU temp maxes at 66C which is great.
Your GPU hotspot is only 10C hotter than GPU temp which is great.
Memory temp maxes at 86C which is fine.
Except for 3800rpm fans speed
Hehe, depends on the card.
Mine at 100% are not unpleasant, I was surprised.
So I set it to spin 100% at 60C, works great, most of the time its less than 60C. This is one fat mofo heatsink though
The 4-slot cooler on your card is something else but 100% must be crazy loud.
3800rpm probably sound like a jet engine
Its not at all loud, to the point that my PC is open air in the living room.
Everyone who's played on it, not one commented on hearing the fan.
Its a low level whoosh.
I can confirm even at 100% you can hear the fans, but they certainly aren't loud or distracting.
I'm glad to hear from a fellow user with experience
For the record, in the future when the cards we are using cant be viewed:
we're talking about how "not" annoying our Gigabyte Aorus Xtreme 3080 and 3090 gfx cards are
The thermal pads finally arrived. Should we return them or change them out?
If mods are your thing, why not.
If you want the easy life and your room doesnt get that much hotter (ie +6C), keep the original pads.
Well chosen pads will allow you to clock memory higher without pushing thermals too high, which can help some games.
Without overclocking, cooler memory will likely drop GPU temp a little meaning it can maintain a little higher boost clocks.
Ambient temp was 26C. The boost clock stayed at 1920MHz whereas before it'd dip to 1905MHz under the same circumstances. Honestly, I expected better results...I'm currently undervolting to see how things go from there.
Easy 4K @ DF Optimised
It was already proven there wasnt much to fix, it was running fine.
When available cooling is overwhelmed is when things go south fast.
In my last post I tried to be clear the difference adding pads knowing that would be small:
A memory temp drop from 76C to 68C isnt to be sniffed at, thats a good drop, the better pads are doing their job.
It will help most in hottest weather + the card will wear slower too.
This is with it undervolted (1900MHz at 900mV with the Core at -200MHz & Memory at +1000MHz). FPS was locked at 100. The boost held 1935MHz for a whole round before settling at 1920MHz. GPU temp usually stayed under 60C while memory & hot spot stayed below 70c. Ambient was 26c.
After some further testing and comparing the results to other 3080 FE owner's I see that it's right where it should be. Also the undervolt that I did wasn't stable prior to replacing the thermal pads & paste. It would just freeze after 10 minutes of gameplay. Currently, it's holding higher clocks and doing so with lower temps. So in all I say it was worth it, anyway I appreciate all the help/input.
Bear in mind that cards of the same brand/model dont all have the same performance GPUs and memory.
Some have higher current leakage through the silicon making them run hotter and need higher voltage and thus dont run as fast. (as well as other issues)
Others can use less voltage so run cooler and faster.
ie some FE cards can run very high end clocks without any mods or extra voltage, others barely make the basic spec performance and run pretty hot.
What matters is the difference it made to your actual card.
I'm glad it helped though it was you that made the choice to go ahead
I gave up on undervolting my card as it barely helped if it was to remain stable in all games.
Now I reduce the power slider to minimise power use, it can be very effective.
Mine is a 450W card but I practically never use more than 350W (100% power, I think max is 130%)
I can get away with an overclock of around +120Mhz on the core with no voltage increase, since I repasted the card.
If framerate is easily satisfied I reduce the power slider below 100%.
how difficult is it to dismantle the FE?, thinking of buying a couple and first thing i'lll do is replace the tim with a graphene pad for longetivity.
It was relatively easy. There's plenty of videos on youtube showing how to take it apart.