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  1. I absolutely hated mine when I first got it. It ran really hot and really loud, and gave me stuttering in a lot of games. I have since spent over a month sorting it out. I added 1 intake and 1 exhaust fan to my case. I have undervolted. I have set custom fan curve. All of this was totally new to me, and a lot of work testing different setups, various undervolt settings, etc.... if you have a CHOICE I'd definitely get a 3 fan card, or anything with decent cooling, which this card is severely lacking. Ive been running it
  2. This is the guide I followed https://www.reddit.com/r/nvidia/comments/jn878f/small_beginners_undervolting_guide_for_rtx_3070_fe/?utm_medium=android_app&utm_source=share Really useful and easy to follow. If you don't mind losing a little in clock speed you can really hugely reduce the temperatures by picking a much lower voltage. I managed to get a stable undervolt of 1695mhz@806mV... actually giving 1710mhz in game..... so you lose a bit compared to stock, but temps rarely even reach 60. So you just need to experiment a bit and decided what'
  3. My ventus x2 was also really hot. Things ive done to fix it:- - increased airflow by adding an extra intake and extra exhaust fan to the case. - undervolt with afterburner. What ive ended up with is 1845mhz@887mV (actually gives 1860mhz due to fluctuations in the curve). - custom gpu fan curve in afterburner, setting straight line of 30% between 0 and 30C, 60% at 60C, 80% at 80C, and 100% at 90C. Temps now stay pretty much between the high 50s and mid 60s..... very rarely just almost reaching 70 under full load for an extended period of time.
  4. All I can tell you is that it's been an absolutely pita to get the card down to reasonable temperatures at stable clocks. The cooling on the card massively insufficient. Before I did anything, the card would regularly hit 80 to 83 degrees C while gaming, and the screen would randomly freeze up. Not crash to desktop or anything, but it was just like the screen would stop updating like it went to literally 0 fps and would just display whatever was on screen for a few seconds, then return to normal. It also sounds like a jet engine whenever it gets above 70C for more than a minute or so.
  5. ventus x2 owner.....can confirm, this is true.
  6. Edit- Sorry, misread the first post, thought you said 80c, rather than 80%.... still, reducing temps could still help. -------‐------------------- Ive read online that sometimes fans will make that mechanical rattle when they're at 100%. If it only occurs when you get over 80c, then it's likely that's where your fans are set to go at 100%? You could try making a custom fan curve in afterburner so that the card stays cooler and never needs to get up to that fan speed to begin with. My 3070 luckily didn't seem to have this rattle, but it
  7. ok, so another update:- I'm still getting stuttering in games. I haven't noticed any actual total screen frezes (like 2-3 seconds where the screen is totally stuck on whatever image was displayed), so that side has possibly been solved, but i'm still getting random stutter/hiccups. When they happen, frame rate can be running very high, like 120-140ish fps, but then suddenly drop down to like 50-80fps, then either straight back up, or returning to high frame rates after a few seconds. I've solved my temperature issues by installing more case fans, setting a custom fan curve on the gpu
  8. those are some good results.....do you not find that the noise from the card is unbearable at those temps though? I think I got pretty unlucky with my card lol. Anything abvoe 71 for a few minutes and it's soooo loud. interesting that putting the temp limit UP actually makes the card run cooler? I wonder if we could achieve the same thing without raising the limit, but by changing the fan curve? by the way, my current test is using teh voltage again. I set a core clock of -200, the brought the 887mV (I think??? not at home at the moment) point up to 1845Mhz. This gives me a cloc
  9. So I've been testing the other method for a few days, but just can't seem to get it stable,or at least, consistently stable. I'm finding that I can egt things working absolutely perfectly, good clock speeds (or rather, as good as stock with my card), but lower temps. However, after some time, the curve randomly changes by itself. So I could have it perfect one night, go back to check it the next day and it's crashing tests again. The whole curve seems to shift itself anywhere from 15 to 45Mhz for absolutely no reason at all. So i'm going back to jsut using the sliders on the main page.
  10. Just to update....I can't find any way of keeping it stable when using the graph/ curve method. So what I'm trying now is just reset everything to default, and just set the max power slider in the main msi window. If I set it to 75% temps generally stay below 70, but I do lose about 5-10fps in benches (5 in time spy, 10 in superposition). To me, this seems like a worthwhile trade, and I'm not getting any more crashes or glitches while running the tests, which is nice. Heaven benchmark still stutters in places, but it does it in the same places regardless of what I try,
  11. what I've go currently is:- ALL SLIDERS on main page left at default. press Ctrl + F to open the voltage curve hold ALT and click and drag the LAST POINT of the curve to -60 (this put it at 1845). Click apply in the main window. click and grad (not holding ALT now) the point at 887mV to +255, which sets THAT to 1845...click apply in the main window...if I go down 5 clicks, the straight line is no longer straight, so I know this is the right spot for the graph to stay at 1845....although in actuality, it's still 15mhz higher, go figure!
  12. Something im noticing often though, is that the curve moves ALOT. Like, I can set a certain voltage at say 1860, but in tests im getting peaks of 1890, go to look at the curve and it's moved itself up to 1875 or something. Best way ive found to try and combat this..... and something im trialling right now, is a method I saw online where rather than using the sliders in the main after burner window to bring the whole curve down, you hold alt and drag from the last point.... it moves the whole curve still, but your slider in main window stays at zero.... then you drag yo
  13. Im basically back to the drawing board. Lol. Seemed stable, and even played online for hours last night... gone to do extract same benchmarks this morning and got glitches and crashes, so I think I was trying to undervolt too much to get temps down. Trying some less aggressive undervolting now. Once I find something that works I'll try super position too
  14. managed to push the card a little further, putting it at 1830 for 875mV. If i try and go down to 850mV, I need to drop clock to 1785. Both options seem stable and very similar temps, so probably going to stick with the 1830@875. One strang thing I've noticed is that, so matter what clock I set on the graph, the card usually goes up to around 15mHz above that level....i.e. with it set at 1830, I get clock of 1845 (which is only 15 away from the top speed I benchmarked with stock settings, but with lower temps. Anyone with afterburner experience know whther one option wou
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