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    I run other games too, mine runs quite a few very well at low spec, and some it is horrible with. BF4 I contend with anywhere from 15FPS upto 40FPS depending on what is on the screen at that time. Last night with @Domino and @ZeroHour, I had to pretty much hide all round of Metro because my GFX card couldn't cope.

    I am at the point if I want to play anything current on better than low, then I need to upgrade. Once I do this, I wont be upgrading for atleast 3-4 years. (My current card was purchased from new in November 2009)

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    Quote Originally Posted by nephilim View Post
    I run other games too, mine runs quite a few very well at low spec, and some it is horrible with. BF4 I contend with anywhere from 15FPS upto 40FPS depending on what is on the screen at that time. Last night with @Domino and @ZeroHour, I had to pretty much hide all round of Metro because my GFX card couldn't cope.

    I am at the point if I want to play anything current on better than low, then I need to upgrade. Once I do this, I wont be upgrading for atleast 3-4 years. (My current card was purchased from new in November 2009)
    what card do you have now that is not working or over heating too much etc ?

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    Oh and it has been thoroughly cleaned, lubricated for all the bearings in the fans, had the thermal paste redone and it still hits temps of 85C when running BF4 in low. The case temp from the card alone hits around 70-80C when it is maxed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nephilim View Post
    Oh and it has been thoroughly cleaned, lubricated for all the bearings in the fans, had the thermal paste redone and it still hits temps of 85C when running BF4 in low. The case temp from the card alone hits around 70-80C when it is maxed.
    Ouch - what thermal paste are you using ( just out of curiosity ) ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by nephilim View Post
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    Think that paste has a 200 hour curing time so maybe leave it powered on over night. * shrugs *

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    have you seen a pregnant woman lose her mind recently?

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    Quote Originally Posted by nephilim View Post
    have you seen a pregnant woman lose her mind recently?
    Arctic MX-2 vs Silver 5 - Overclockers UK Forums

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    AS5 takes 200 hours to cure though, so you will have to wait that time to get its best performance, MX2 dos'nt need curing time, and works instantly at its max level.

    So basically id just get MX2.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mac_shinobi View Post
    leave it powered on over night.
    I'd be shot for leaving my leccy guzzling beast on all night!

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    bit late as I applied the Silver 5 about 10 days ago...so that's moot...been 240 hours (or if your talking physical on time then around 7 hours a day)
    Last edited by nephilim; 21st February 2014 at 04:45 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nephilim View Post
    bit late as I applied the Silver 5 about 10 days ago...so that's moot...been 240 hours (or if your talking physical on time)
    The latter but shouldn't be getting that hot under load - so something isn't right, surely should be about 30 degrees c idle ( give or take a few degrees ) and then between 50 - 60 degrees c under load

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    Idle it is very low (dont think it hits even 30C) but under full load it just gets hot. I had to take the side of my case OFF to allow good airflow to ensure it didn't get too hot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nephilim View Post
    had the thermal paste redone and it still hits temps of 85°C when running BF4 in low. The case temp from the card alone hits around 70-80°C when it is maxed.
    Around 80°C is perfectly normal for your graphics card under load. GPUs are designed to operate at much higher temps than CPUs are.



    Quote Originally Posted by mac_shinobi View Post
    The latter but shouldn't be getting that hot under load - so something isn't right, surely should be about 30 degrees c idle ( give or take a few degrees ) and then between 50 - 60 degrees c under load
    Looks fine to me.
    Last edited by Arthur; 21st February 2014 at 05:59 PM.

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    Thing is before I did this it was hitting 100C so had to be done.

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