Originally Posted by ricanflow
You are not supposed to use AS5 on the vrams, those pads are thick to make proper contact.
The stock cooler is garbage, so i replaced it with the akimbo cooler and temps stay under 60C with 50% fan load.
I just took it apart again and noticed that.
I put it on a little bit thicker, and spread it around since it didn't contact tight and spread itself around. Seems to be idling 20*C cooler now, about to check under load.
Ok just tested for almost an hour under the same load that was pushing it to 110*C in just 5 minutes, never went above 90*C. And more importantly, no choppy gameplay. Now to re-overclock it and see my temps.
edit: overclocked stays under 95*C now. Good enough for me, so long as it doesn't cause any performance problems.
If it overheats again, i'll just upgrade I think.