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I recently bought MSI's GTX 560 Ti Hawk. Out of the box, it was idling in the high 20s; usually 27-29C. After overclocking it to 1GHz with an overvoltage of 1.1v, it idled around 33C. Now, I've set it back to stock settings (950 Core/1900 Shader/1.062v) and it's idling at 37-39C. I recently updated the drivers to Nvidia's newest ones, but that's all I've really changed. It's only been about a week, and I never let temps get over 81C (I decided to clock my GPU back to factory settings after I saw it getting this hot). When I tested the card under load in Heaven, the temps didn't reach over 76C, which is why that 81 was a little abnormal and frightening.

Does anyone have any idea what may be causing these problems? Is this normal?

Thanks,
Me
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post #2 of 19
weird... here are my twin frozr II's

Attachment 208911

but i have a 200mm fan right on the side of them and i have really good airflow

maybe that's it? more fans? insufficient airflow can be a problem since it is not a purely external exhaust hsf.... the heat gets trapped in the case if there aren't enough fans

EDIT: letme get my camera... hold on

Edited by badatgames18 - 5/4/11 at 2:58pm
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post #3 of 19
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Originally Posted by badatgames18 View Post
weird... here are my twin frozr II's

Attachment 208911

but i have a 200mm fan right on the side of them and i have really good airflow

maybe that's it? more fans? insufficient airflow can be a problem since it is not a purely external exhaust hsf.... the heat gets trapped in the case if there aren't enough fans
Thing is, that's kinda how my temps looked out of the box. And I have a 120mm fan mounted right above my GPU, so I'm not sure it's a problem with airflow, though it could be. But, my main concern isn't that it's hot--it's that it's getting hotter. Maybe I'll mount another fan somewhere and see if it helps significantly though. Thanks for the quick response.
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post #4 of 19
maybe this will help:




i also have another 200mm fan on the side panel... so i have 2x200mm fans on the cards lol i also have 1x120mm fan underneath hiding there

EDIT: remember that negative air pressure is essential, but you also need to offset it with a good number of exhaust fans... generally it's suppose to be intake # = exhaust #
Edited by badatgames18 - 5/4/11 at 3:46pm
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+Rep. My case isn't that great, but I think I do an OK job of keeping everything cooled. I have 5x 120mm fans in there, side fans I took off and mounted in the middle of my case to try to get the air to flow from the top back to the front bottom of the case. I just did a little revamping and it's still idling pretty hot. Maybe it's just getting hotter in the room, but I can't imagine it being THAT much hotter. I'm not entirely sure, but I guess it's not much cause for alarm until my GPU reaches ~85 at factory clocks.

Thanks for the help and the photos though, I appreciate it.
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Dusted lately?
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Ambient temps gone up since you got it?
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Ambient temps gone up since you got it?
This^^^^^

Or dust,or maybe you changed the TIM by any chance?
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Ambients. If not, then I would reseat the heatsink on that gpu.
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post #10 of 19
His temps just increased about 2-4% at load over time... doesn't seem like a bad seat to me, prolly just higher ambient or dust buildup... cleaning it/ and or getting more fans would fix it

And 81C is nothing to worry about... dial up the fans manually a bit.
Increase by 10C at idle is what is weird
Edited by badatgames18 - 5/4/11 at 4:39pm
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