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GTX 470 Brutal Idle Temp ?

post #1 of 28
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Hi,

I would like to ask any GTX 470 user, if it's normal to get 84 degree on 0% gpu load with small overclock ?

I feel like there is something wrong with card i just bought



Any help would be great
post #2 of 28
That seems high to me, i have a palit gtx470 and on idle its around 40 degrees celcius, my max temp goes is around 85. But my card isn't overclocked.
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post #3 of 28
Perhaps you should make a custom fan profile? Either do that or clear it of dust and add more intake fans to your case.
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That's higher than my load temps were when I had mine still on air. Something is definitely not right. You might want to try replacing the TIM and hoping for a better mount. The only thing is which one do you have? If you have an EVGA one then you're fine but some companies won't allow you to take it apart since it will violate the warranty unlike EVGA.
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post #5 of 28
It isn't but that's not small and you're at 56% fan on what I assume is the crappy reference cooler
I ran my reference one at 100% fan at 750 core and I'd say I still hit 85C folding but my twin frozr 2 doesn't go over 60 and I can run it at much lower fan speeds with almost no impact on temps.
Basically if it's reference cooled set up a fan profile that kicks in early because the cards are harder to cool at higher temps. (less efficient as resistance increases with temperature)

What are your temps like at stock?

Edit: It is at 3D clocks though so it's not entirely idle.
Edited by Mike-IRL - 5/26/11 at 7:16am
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post #6 of 28
Was that a used card? Seems like it needs to have the TIM (thermal interface material) replaced as soon as possible, along with a reseat of the cooler. (if there is no dust buildup in the card)

That is WAY above normal (even with an overclock) @ idle.
post #7 of 28
what case?
what airflow?
what ambient temps?
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post #8 of 28
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So ... it's gainward reference card => i can't reseat cooler without breaking warranty . Case : Thermaltake Armor with about 14 fans inside so airflow can't be issue. Ambient temp in room is about 22-23 .
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Originally Posted by Flisker_new View Post
So ... it's gainward reference card => i can't reseat cooler without breaking warranty . Case : Thermaltake Armor with about 14 fans inside so airflow can't be issue. Ambient temp in room is about 22-23 .
Something isn't right with the card then, probably the heatsink not making good contact or something like that. Can you swap it out with the store you bought it at?
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post #10 of 28
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Yes it is at 3Dclocks because I have NSF in background.
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