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GTX 570 @ 100c light load?

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With my two GTX 570s running at stock clocks and voltage they idle at 55c in 2d clocks and reach 100c under light load (40% GPU1 use in a game that cant utilise SLI). With a 1:1 fan profile it hits 70c. In OCCT 85c, fan screaming just under max. Wouldnt risk running anything even slightly graphic intensive without this custom profile set up.

Is this normal? I'm considering replacing them. I feel like I shouldn't absolutely need third party software to keep my temps acceptable.
Edited by Glancey - 5/7/11 at 7:50am
post #2 of 21
Not normal, 100'C is way over the limit.

You need to keep your cards @ 85'C or below.
    
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post #3 of 21
Not normal at all. Maybe the heatsink isn't making proper contact with the gpu?
post #4 of 21
Move your second card down one PCIe slot.
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Do you have an empty slot (or two) between the two cards? If not, can you make it so?

Are you sure you did a good job on the TIM? I always recommend leaning towards the side of 'too much' as opposed to 'too little' on GPU's ... they can have some pretty significant gaps between the IHS and the heatsink in some cases.

One little trick that can help a bit w/temps in SLI is to plug the monitor into the bottom card.
    
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post #6 of 21
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Theres about 1 1/2" between the cards, slot 1 and 4, running x8 to achieve this gap. Haven't pulled the cards apart at all at this point so the TIM is still stock. I can do so and apply my own, would it be possible my retailer could notice the TIM change and void my warranty if I do end up sending them back?

I'll be trying that little bottom card trick brettjv, appreciate that.
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100c frightens me. You could boil water with that sucker
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How's your case air-flow also?
 
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post #9 of 21
If your cards were LOADING @ 100C, I'd say you could fix it.

If they're IDLING @ 100C, either you're living in the Sahara, or I'd say send them back immediately before they explode.

Unless you mean 100F, in which case they're perfectly fine.
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post #10 of 21
i believe its Fahrenheit

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