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MSI GTX 580 Twin Frozer II 98°C !!!

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One of the reason I brought MSI GTX 580 Twin Frozer II (o/c edition) was due to their claims that it 19°C cooler than others but I'm getting very high temperatures. On load, the temps soar to 98°C and the fans was at 100% before it reaches that temperature. Even with the PC case open, I get 85°C on load when my room gets a tad warm by this hot product. I hate to think how hot it will get on a warm day in summer.

Part of the problem is that this card vents heat internally. So the air hot air is being recycled. Before I realised the problem, and opened the PC case my PC began rebooting itself.

Better Case with bigger and more fans? - "or... open up the case, take a deep breath and blow" whistle.gif
Even if I get a better PC case that can fit large card and back case fans, would it get the temperature down to reasonable levels (whatever that is)? My existing case, Dell XPS 420 will probably allow one 80mm case fan, although the two fan connectors are utilised by the card fan and the CPU fan. I've not seen a high performance case that allows for BTX mobos these days. Cooler Master don't have them anymore for instance.

Water cooling? - Newbie alert! Snorkle.gif
Is there a block that will cover all the hot components (GPU & memory etc). I know there is one for GTX 580 "reference" design but I don't know if it will work with my card. I've seen the Zalman Resorator kit, but its block looks like it covers only the GPU. Memory just gets tiny little heatsinks and it will still need fan cooling.

Faulty card? - its gonna blow up and destroy the planet devil.gif
Could the cooling assembly be faulty if I'm getting these temperatures? RMA it?

Cool me down guys biggrin.gif
post #2 of 47
That sounds pretty darn high, how long have you had the card?

Is dust a problem in your house? You could have dust sandwiched in your heatsink preventing proper heat dissipation.

Try giving it a good dusting, if that doesn't fix the temps, you may consider an RMA. My 560ti TFII/OC is undergoing an RMA as we speak because of a faulty/loud fan.
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If it is brand new, then I would RMA. GPU shouldn't make your PC reboot.
So... option 3 biggrin.gif
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how many fans do you have on the case? If you dont have any airflow, no cooler will keep your card cool... Sounds awfully high though, might be something wrong with the TIM too. And what's your ambient temp?
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That sounds pretty darn high, how long have you had the card?
Is dust a problem in your house? You could have dust sandwiched in your heatsink preventing proper heat dissipation.
Try giving it a good dusting, if that doesn't fix the temps, you may consider an RMA. My 560ti TFII/OC is undergoing an RMA as we speak because of a faulty/loud fan.

Brand new. I only had it a few days so there is no dust. I even cleaned out the CPU fan and Case "card" fan, but that's made no difference. Although the thermal paste on the CPU is all dried up and flaky, so I've ordered that new paste from Artic Silver - Céramique 2.

I did RMA it, but Dabs are contacting MSI to see if its faulty. Not sure if they will only replace it or allow a refund, so I can get a different one. If not, I need to find a way to cool it down. Having the case open is dangerous in my house as there are kids around.
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You have to get out of that case!!!!!! I'm running that same card and have never seem temps even close to that high on a warm summer day. Max I think I have ever seem was 70c. Normally idle it's 40c and when gaming this time of year around 60c with ambient around 65F. Better air flow would help that card out a lot. As you said it does release the warm air in the case and just recirculates.

Dell XPS 420 will probably allow one 80mm case fan

^^^^ This is your problem not the card. thumb.gif
Edited by Cape Cod - 1/31/12 at 11:09am
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Didn't realize your case did not have a side panel with either windowed vents or mesh, a different case would be worth considering.

My 560ti's heat is allowed to ventilate not only from the top of my case, but from the side as well since the panel is entirely mesh
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You have to get out of that case!!!!!! I'm running that same card and have never seem temps even close to that high on a warm summer day. Max I think I have ever seem was 70c. Normally idle it's 40c and when gaming this time of year around 60c with ambient around 65F. Better air flow would help that card out a lot. As you said it does release the warm air in the case and just recirculates.
Is yours the overclocked version? My case is open but I'm getting way above 70. So is 70° a average temperature for this GPU? My idle is around 37° to 40°C (with the case open).
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If it is brand new, then I would RMA. GPU shouldn't make your PC reboot.
So... option 3 biggrin.gif
Its not rebooted since I opened the case but its happened twice before I realised how hot it was getting.
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how many fans do you have on the case? If you dont have any airflow, no cooler will keep your card cool... Sounds awfully high though, might be something wrong with the TIM too. And what's your ambient temp?

CPU and card fans. The graphics card is a dual fan type. Ambient is room temperature. With the Case open and opening my window to let the winter chill in, the card is still hot at 82°.

What's TIM? Thermal paste - I'm a noob at the cooling game
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RMA... do not pull of the stock heatsink... just RMA that card.
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My card never goes above 65C, your card is defective.
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