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Hello OCN i think i may have a heating issue with my 570.

When i got it (winter time) it used to idle at around 40c and load at around 68-70c and obviously my room was slightly cooler back then but now that the glorious season of summer has reared its Tech Unfriendly head my 570 is not very happy.

Now it idles at 53c and loads at around 74- and this is with a stock cooler btw fan speed is set to 1c/1%

Is this too hot or is it just summer? As for ambient temps i don't have a Thermometer but i do live in Vancouver and my Window is open 24/7 so i'd think maybe around 25-26c?

td;dr
Winter Temps: 40c idle - 70c load
Summer Temps: 53c idle - 76c load
Summer Ambient: ~24-28c
too hot?
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That's normal for summer temps. you also have to make sure that your card is nice and clean to avoid getting higher temps/ instability issues because of dust.
What really matters is the load temp. as long as it is below 85c you're good.
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That's normal for summer temps. you also have to make sure that your card is nice and clean to avoid getting higher temps/ instability issues because of dust.
What really matters is the load temp. as long as it is below 85c you're good.
thanks but as for the "cleam part" i must admit i haven't done that in quiet awhile.

How much more difficult is it opening a 570 compared to a 4870? what type of thermal paste should i use? i have AS5 and some Cooler Master Junk that came with my 212+
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Mine idles around 51c so I'd say that's pretty normal
    
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Mine idled at 51 for a few weeks. Its fine dude. what are your load temps?

My load temps were high (I run two triple slot coolers in sli, and they have about 2mm clearence between them) so ive since then cable tied two 120mm fans onto the sides of them and now I idle at like 43 though
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...Do 570's/580's really idle that high?
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...Do 570's/580's really idle that high?
It seems like they do...

But then again this thing is almost a Gtx480 so i'm not surprised.
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My cooler must be really damn effective.

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open the side of ur case see if it helps temps abit to rule out not enough cooling for it
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My cooler must be really damn effective.

My 2500k idles at that and my GTX460 Hawk also used to idle at that.

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open the side of ur case see if it helps temps abit to rule out not enough cooling for it
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