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I think my new GTX 570 is running too hot

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Just wondering what safe operating temps for stock cooler reference GTX 570's are. I got a second one recently and even with fan profiles set up I gets up to 90C under regular gaming load. It has to be in the top slot so moving it down cant happen.

My non ref EVGA card has never gone over 78C on me, but the ref ones may be different I guess.

Should I re thermal paste it? Or is there something else going on?

Or is it fine to run that hot?
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post #2 of 18
It's fine at that temp, but, you shouldn't settle for that high of a temp.
post #3 of 18
90oc under load inst too surprising

New thermal paste some Mx3 or as5 will be a good thing for it

And if you could get a fan to push cold air onto it would also be very good
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90oc under load inst too surprising

New thermal paste some Mx3 or as5 will be a good thing for it

And if you could get a fan to push cold air onto it would also be very good
Theres a 240MM fan blowing right on it so I dont think airflow is a problem
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post #5 of 18
In that case just some new thermal paste should help lower the temps down abit

Its not the size that matters its the amount of air it pushes
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Originally Posted by killeraxemannic View Post
Theres a 240MM fan blowing right on it so I dont think airflow is a problem
"I have a fan, everything is ok"

That's incredibly flawed logic.

Plus, you don't want anything blowing on the card, you want to remove the air from it, not blow air back onto it.
Edited by Ascii Aficionado - 7/17/11 at 4:57pm
post #7 of 18
Yes the temps are high. My ref GTX570 never got above 80ºc on air. Put some new thermal paste .
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Before putting my GTX 570s under water, it was a normal thing to see them approaching 90*C when under 100% load. They are designed to run safely at high temps.
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post #9 of 18
Thats pretty hot IMO, I would reapply thermal paste. Also what order do you have your cards in? I would have the non-reference on top and the reference on the bottom. That way the reference card isnt sucking the hot air from the non-reference.
 
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post #10 of 18
That does sound pretty hot. Is that a standard reference GTX570?

I would just setup a fan profile with MSI afterburner and call it a day.
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