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Evga Gtx 660 ti sc gets hot using msi afterburner stress test.

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Using stock cooler. Have gpu power level maxed as suggested by a member and o/ced the gpu 40 over and ram 30 over stock. Seeing temps of 70c plus. Need aftermarket cooler. Seperate Water loop is an option but prefer air as I already have an antec kuhler 620 on my 965 be which keeps temps at 39c 100% load on 4ghz;), but thats a different topic. Anyone have suggestions? Dont want to replace thermal pads with paste, because keeping a warranty on a $300 card is necessary. Evga doesnt care about stock cooler removal, i know first hand in that department unfortunately.

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Stock cooler shouldn't have thermal pads on it anyway. But you won't void your warranty if you replace the thermal pad/paste. As long as you don't do any physical damage you're fine.
Increase your fan speeds in afterburner too! What program are you using to bench the card? is it 70C+ when gaming? or something like heaven3.0 or OC scanner? Furmark?
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Not sure what you mean by not wanting to replace thermal pads. Did a quick google and aside from the GPU and VRMs there's nothing which has a heatsink. I suppose you could replace the TIM and that might knock a few degrees off. But even that voids the warranty AFAIK.

Cleaning up cable management, improve (cold) airflow around the card and set up a custom fan profile with AB. Those are the only things you can do to decrease the temps without voiding the warranty.

EDIT: If cake's correct about the warranty thing: definitely replace the TIM on the card. I always thought doing anything other than installing the card in your PC pretty much voids the warranty... redface.gif
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Yes, there's no chance of voiding your warranty by replacing the TIM. With my ASUS DCII card, in order to get the numbers required to even RMA my card I had to take the cooler off and repaste the card to even start the RMA process so its definitely fine..lol
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70 C plus is fine for the gpus. Just dont hit 80's
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If you replace the TIM, I use Gelid GC Extreme or MX-4 and they work pretty well....not sure what everyone else is using. My MSI PE/OC 660Ti never goes above 65C. That's with an OC of +30 core and +500 memory.


Feel Free to check out the 660Ti Card Club

http://www.overclock.net/t/1302409/nvidia-gtx-660ti-owners-club
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post #7 of 11
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Card is free and clear of any cables. Im meticulous in my builds. Im using afterburner to stress it. I have the fan setting on auto. 70c is ok? Ill give it a shot again and see if it goes near 80c. Also, i thought the gtx 660 ti throttles down at 70c. Am i wrong?

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Re ran load test and it doesnt go over 75c :thumbup: its just my paranoia watching the temps jump 45c from 30c idle.

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I'm also pretty sure the AB stress test is one of those tests that is 10 degrees hotter than your average game (a bit like furmark).
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I was kind of thinking that. :thumbup: thanks

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