This is freaky, after installing the thermal paste I tried to OC WITHOUT the 80mm fan installed. Stock passive heatsink. Guess what? The heatsinks is freaking burning hot (a good thing) I am getting nearly the same clock; its only off by around 35mhz... (Im talking about the core speed; crappy 4.0 ns memory!!!).
Considering that most of the heat generated is removed by the fan (usually), do you guys think its time for me to voltmod?
EDIT: By the way, this was also to burn in the thermal paste, what results would I get with high grade thermal paste from arctic silver?
TO EVERYONE WHO OWNS A 9550 FROM SAPPHIRE: Change the thermal paste, the stock bubble gum paste is hindering your card from overclocking another 30%.
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