Originally Posted by largon
You have MCW60 on that HD4870? Do you use the baseplate of the stock HSF to cool VRMs?
If so, what VRM temps does Rivatuner/ATiTool report?
I don't remember exactly, but I don't recall temps ever getting past the 60's C, with the MCW60. My reference 4870 was an HIS 512MB, that had a flower cooler and separate vrm and memory heatsinks. I took the 70mm fan off of an AMD cpu heatsink, and mounted it on my mobo tray, pointing directly at the vregs of most video cards in my bottom slot, approx 2" away.
Never got a chance to vmod it, or ever to push it at all really. Just maxed Overdrive, basically. It died within a few days. It was getting memory artifacting after about 3 days. Made sure everything was seated properly, even tried the stock cooler again, but no luck. Sent it back to Newegg for a refund, and bought this Powercolor PCS 1GB instead, as I decided it would go better with an X2 if/when I would get the chance to buy one.