Originally Posted by tompsonn
Yeah even the WindForce on the super over clocked version gets bloody loud!!
Problem is people are saying here the aftermarket's may not fit on the SOC versions
Edit: My card gets up to 90*c.... is that way too freakin hot!?
I did a brief survey of the thermal numbers of the Gigabyte GTX560 Ti SOC:-
: 29C (idle), 60C (with actual gaming)
: 28C (idle), 63C (with 3DMark Vantage)
: 31C (idle), 76C (Furmark)
s: 32C (idle), 66C (actual gaming), 87C (Furmark)
: 31C (idle), 76C (?)
Summary of temp range: 28-32C (idle), 60-70C (actual gaming), 76-87C (Furmark)
If your 90C comes under Furmark, then I would say it is normal.
If this temp comes during actual gaming, then I suspect something is not right. The prime suspect should be your case airflow. IMHO, the Antec P183 is known more for its acoustics and less for high airflow. Additionally, I do not think it is capable of managing the card's hot exhaust well. Hot air recirculation might be happening.
So, assuming no abnormal high ambient temp and no dust-clogged heatsink, the next place to improve is the case airflow. If this matter is not sorted out, getting an aftermarket cooler like Gelid Icy will not help much. And frankly, perhaps spending the $70 as part of an upgrade to a better air cooling case is preferred.