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GTX580: why do my temps seem so low?

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First off, I have a GTX580 from Zotac. It's a reference, external exhaust unit. Got it from Microcenter $315 after MIR with a 20% off coupon

Case fans are as follows
Front - 1 Antec Tricool on lowest setting
Rear - 1400RPM Delta pushing through H50
Top - Antec 200mm on lowest setting

That's it. I run a heavily negative pressure case as I've always had best results this way.

In BF3 w/ 95-100% GPU use, I rarely exceed 65C. I am usually around 61C-62C while running around. For some reason in menus it increases to 65C

My fan profile is 40% @ 50C ramping up to 85% @ 70C

Why does it seem like every other person with a 580 is running 90C w/ 100% [85%] fan speed?

I don't know what to think about it.

I use MSI Afterburner. I am OC'd to 860mhz @ 1.035v

I guess I can run furmark but I really don't like programs that run a card so hard [refering to power consumption] compared to games

Room temp is usually around 72f
Edited by Deagle50ae - 11/2/11 at 5:15pm
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860 @1.035v? Holy crap that's a monster chip you have. Running at such low volts contributes to the low temps.
Edited by JetEnduro - 11/2/11 at 1:27pm
    
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Did someone really create a thread about GPU temps being too low?


Dude, shhhhh...stop jinxing it. If your FPS numbers are right, just be happy you got a well manufactured chip/heatsink/cooler.
    
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Shouldn't you be happy? lol
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Been a while since ive used it.
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It would probably be because you have v-sync on.
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Nice temps, finally someone else with stock reference cooler who doesn't surpass 70c! I've got three sandwiched together and load temps in BF3 (or anything else) are no higher than 68c on ANY card.
 
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Quote:
Originally Posted by NewAtOCing View Post
It would probably be because you have v-sync on.
Definitely a possibility. With v-sync on your gonna cap at 60 fps assuming you have a 60hz display.

But if this were the case, you probably wouldn't be seeing 100% load.

Same temps w/ furmark ?
    
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Vsync is not on... I hate vsync. Although it's actually pretty decent in BF3 when it comes to low input lag.

Haven't tried furmark.
I'll do some stressing tonight and see where it's at.

I just always thinks it's weird to see threads where people are looking for aftermarket coolers for 580's unless they're going for water.


Quote:
Originally Posted by _CH_Skyline_ View Post
Nice temps, finally someone else with stock reference cooler who doesn't surpass 70c! I've got three sandwiched together and load temps in BF3 (or anything else) are no higher than 68c on ANY card.
LOL. So do you agree with me that it's strange seeing on these threads about super high temps? Makes me feel like I'm doing it wrong.
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