Originally Posted by .theMetal
hey folks 670 pe/oc owner here. wondering if its ok to run this thing with out messing with the fan profile.
it runs nice and quite, but it cranks up all the way to 80c (no higher, I'm assuming it is throttling itself) when playing borderlands 2 and a few other games. if I ramp up the fan profile through afterburner, it will get much louder, but still get into the 70c pretty easily. I guess borderlands is pretty taxing when the physx is on high. the max its boosting itself to 1226, then I guess throttling. What do you guys think?
After 70C your card should throttle itself, resulting in less performance (some cards, like mine, does not seem to suffer from temperature throttleing). If you are okay with the potential loss in performance, you can let it run pretty hot.
Next, you have got to wonder why nVidia set this throttleing limit at 70C? There must be some reason that this is the limit, and not 80C. Therefore i like to keep my card below 70C