It really depends on your preference and room lighting. Also if you use 144hz, it’ll be dulled by design.
I use HDR on windows and games look better but the screen isn’t going to pop like an OLED tv. You’ll probably get the best results from HDR, non overclocked and a 4K game that your computer...
I know the conversation moved forward but in case others are reading this, there are many non-card-killed issues which could cause a gpu to not pass post after what is basically a cosmetic change.
Try all the things in this thread and then completely redo your installation as a last step before...
If you want a higher score, overlock the gpu and ram. The game is not as intensive as the benchmark so clocks can go higher (way oversimplified). Put the fan to 100, open the door or window if you’re really crazy, and increment the card by 15mhz all the way up until it crashes PR.
That’s awesome. The Noctua was fine but during long compiles I didn’t like the temps. Now I’m very happy with it, I’m sure a custom loop would have me even happier.
is there a well documented test I can do to see what I might expect from going full water that you could recommend?
Zombie revival of an old thread but I got the ice giant and it’s really amazing compared to my noctua.
Haven’t done detailed testing but I haven’t hit >75c Aida stress test after 15 minutes. Clocks are showing solid at 3.9Ghz.
I think most of us mining set the power to 80% or undervolt. You’ll get nearly the same result and drastically reduce temps, ymmv ofc.
Edit: having posted that I realize you could also pursue RMA/Replacement because that sounds really too high. How’s your case and room temperature?
you could also try a spot fan.
Spot fan. I’ve done that before and it really does keep the backplate cool, doesn’t make much difference on the core temps though but hey, cooler whatever can never hurt.
Well that's just the worst; having a non-fully loaded CPU AND GPU while not achieving framerates that you want.
Have you thought about moving the GPU to the next x16 slot and using a PCI slot fan cooler pointing down? Amazon Link
I always wondered why we don't use more dimensions for cooling.
I've got a 3970x and had a 3960x (upgraded for productivity workloads). I noticed that some games seem to like SMT while others perform better without. Sounds weird (and a non-answer) but games like Master of Orion (3) do better with SMT enabled, FPS games get better FPS with SMT OFF as...
Just reporting in because I ordered the part listed and it did not fit exactly. I was, however, able to use the heat-sink from the original and the new fan. All is well and a huge thanks to those on this thread that provided pictures and descriptions.
New forum user and 3090 Aorus Master owner.
Graphics Score: 21632
CPU: 3960x: PBO +200
GPU: +225, +1200
Just replaced the 3960x with a 3970x and some better B-die ram. Expecting worse results (3970x is slower for gaming) but going to try...