Thermal pads for Titan X?

wiski15b

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Hey everyone,
Looking to replace the thermal pads on a gtx Titan X. I heard good things about fujipoly but not sure about thickness and W/mK ratings. Higher the W/mk rating the better? 1mm thickness? Thinner the better? .5mm perhaps?
Thanks,
Matt
 

wiski15b

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May I know why you need to replace that? Titan X is a fairly new card.
As it turns out, it seems I have been monitoring my GPU temps with a software that gives me a false reading of 90c all the time and never changes, even under stress test :/ (HWmonitor). I tried a different software and shows what seems to be accurate changes in temps. (magician), but still not sure. I just checked the thermal grease on the die and it was really dry and flakey so I cleaned it, prepped it, and applied some new arctic silver 5. Probably just the thermal grease that needed to be replaced, the pads actually look fine so I think ill leave em alone.
 

h9826790

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As it turns out, it seems I have been monitoring my GPU temps with a software that gives me a false reading of 90c all the time and never changes, even under stress test :/ (HWmonitor). I tried a different software and shows what seems to be accurate changes in temps. (magician), but still not sure. I just checked the thermal grease on the die and it was really dry and flakey so I cleaned it, prepped it, and applied some new arctic silver 5. Probably just the thermal grease that needed to be replaced, the pads actually look fine so I think ill leave em alone.
HWmonitor won't work for GPU without porper FakeSMC plugin.

You better do the test in Windows (Bootcamp).
 
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h9826790

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Seems like there is no way for me to tell the temps on OS X......
This is one of the reason why I have little cheap SSD for bootcamp only. I use that for gaming, but also it for testing / calibrating the hardware (mainly GPU). I just can't do that in OSX.
 
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wiski15b

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This is one of the reason why I have little cheap SSD for bootcamp only. I use that for gaming, but also it for testing / calibrating the hardware (mainly GPU). I just can't do that in OSX.
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thornslack

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Logitech gaming software is free, Win/Mac compatible, and can stream GPU/CPU performance stats to your iDevice using their Arx Control app. Might be worth a look. I have only used it occasionally in windows but it's reasonable for monitoring.
 

h9826790

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Logitech gaming software is free, Win/Mac compatible, and can stream GPU/CPU performance stats to your iDevice using their Arx Control app. Might be worth a look. I have only used it occasionally in windows but it's reasonable for monitoring.
Thanks, will check it out
 

wiski15b

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Just tested, the Logitech software cannot monitor GPU as well.
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Gonna install an Ubuntu partition today. Lol
[doublepost=1464349877][/doublepost]I actually contacted iStat About a week ago. I told them that I need gpu temps and that was one of the main reasons I purchased their software. They messaged me back requesting some logs so I sent them but haven't heard back. Maybe they will be in an upcoming update.....wishful thinking.
 

wiski15b

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FYI, Just stress tested my Titan X with furmark in Windows. 37c idle 86c max.
 

Christian Schumacher

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HWmonitor won't work for GPU without porper FakeSMC plugin.

You better do the test in Windows (Bootcamp).
I actually contacted iStat About a week ago. I told them that I need gpu temps and that was one of the main reasons I purchased their software. They messaged me back requesting some logs so I sent them but haven't heard back. Maybe they will be in an upcoming update.....wishful thinking.

What about the PCI temp? Isn't that helpful when using Hardware Monitor? Or iStat?
 
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