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post #1 of 5
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I have an EVGA GTX 560 Ti & I'm wondering if I should RMA it or not. Here are some details about it & some tests I've done:

- The room I have it in stays around 25C (77F).
- The case is pretty big and has a lot of open space inside.
- Cable management is good & nothing is blocking airflow.
- I reapplied thermal compound to the heatsink of the gpu (the mount is done correctly).
- The case has three 120mm fans.
1. Intake fan -> bottom front
2. Exhaust fan -> top back
3. Psu fan -> bottom

Temperatures:
- Idle 34C-38C
- Heavy load peaks around 90C-94C

Additional details:
- Nothing is OC'd.
- Everything is clean and dust free.

Tests:
I've tested with and without the side pannel off and had a large house fan blowing air directly into the chassis while playing Skyrim on high settings.

Test details - Stock gpu fan 70%, case fans 90%:
With side pannel attached it runs around 84C most the time during gameplay (74C minimum & 92C peak).
With large fan blowing into open chassis - 79C most the time during gameplay (70C minimum & 88C peak).

Any ideas? Even with a big fan blowing directly on the open chassis, it almost reached 90C and my fan speeds seem very high to only maintain degrees in the 80's.
post #2 of 5
Stock fan profile sucks balls. Use Afterburner to make a more aggressive fan profile. My son's ti did 88C when on stock. Now it does 81-82C max with a more aggressive profile. His fan runs 80%+ when reaching these temps.
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post #3 of 5
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Originally Posted by flopticalcube View Post

Stock fan profile sucks balls. Use Afterburner to make a more aggressive fan profile. My son's ti did 88C when on stock. Now it does 81-82C max with a more aggressive profile. His fan runs 80%+ when reaching these temps.

So it's normal to reach the 80's? I've seen several claims of people with the same card that stay under 70C even at peak with no higher than 65% fan speed and not much different from my setup. The fan sounds like a jet engine above 70% so I'm hoping there's another option.
post #4 of 5
I have two 560ti's between my two sons and they both hit the 80's under load, the cases are small however. It could simply be luck of the draw for us and they probably were assembled on a Friday (do they have Saturday off in China?). You could reseat the GPU and apply some new thermal paste or do some aftermarket cooling like I will be doing, hopefully tomorrow.
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Sandisk X110 256GB SSD Hitachi 3TB HDD Toshiba TS-TB23L BD-ROM Slot drive Scythe Shuriken Rev.B 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
Enermax T.B.Silent 120mm fan Windows 7 HP 64-bit Samsung 21.5" LED Generic garbage 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
Silverstone ST45SF V2 450W SFF Silverstone SG05B-450 CM Sentinel $ store 
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AJ's Rig
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Jarvis
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
P8700 2.53GHz Core 2 Duo Apple nVidia 9400m Mushkin 2X4GB PC3-8500 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
750GB Seagate SSHD OPTIARC DVD RW AD-5670S Apple fan/heatsink Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
2X Dell E2211H Apple Wireless External 100W power brick Apple Mac mini 
MouseAudioOtherOther
Apple Magic Mouse Radio Shack Centrios headphones Logitech C310 Webcam w/ mic Buffalo Combo4 1TB External FW800 drive 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5-6600K Gigabyte GA-H67N-USB3-B3 EVGA GTX 970 Superclocked ACX 2.0 G.Skill Sniper 2X4GB 1333MHz 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Sandisk X110 256GB SSD Hitachi 3TB HDD Toshiba TS-TB23L BD-ROM Slot drive Scythe Shuriken Rev.B 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
Enermax T.B.Silent 120mm fan Windows 7 HP 64-bit Samsung 21.5" LED Generic garbage 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
Silverstone ST45SF V2 450W SFF Silverstone SG05B-450 CM Sentinel $ store 
AudioOtherOther
Samson SR850 headphones Antlion Modmic microphone Logitech C310 Webcam 
CPUMotherboardRAMHard Drive
i5-2500 GA-H67N-USB3-B3 Team Vulcan HGST 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveCooling
Seagate Seagate Gigastone Cooler Master TX3 
OSMonitorMonitorPower
Windows 10 Dell 21.5 Dell 21.5 Silverstone SF-450 
CaseOther
Fractal Design Node 304 Syba JBOD SATA card 
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post #5 of 5
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It ended up being an overheating flaw in the card. My new one never reaches temperatures above 70C at fan speeds around 55%.
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