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GTX 570 SC high idle and high load, dusty?

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Hello, my idle is around 40-43c and not around 37-39c, I have a HAF 932, and I am alittle bit concerned at load it usually will hit 79-85C, if I use evga precision, it goes down to 60-75C.

GTX 580 is very similar to GTX 570 I presume,

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z_xpTaxookg

If I unscrew the side screws (6 in total) on each side, which I heard have "threadlocker" will that damage the card OR void my warranty? Should I call EVGA and check if I can do this?
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Looks like a nice case, I use a Shinobi Window.

It should hit 79-85 at load haha. The GTX 570 is pretty common for running at high temperatures. I combat this by putting an extra fan in my case pointed at the GPUs (I have two 570s as of yesterday!), which keeps pulling cool air from the room and blowing it at the GPU, and I replaced the stock heatsink compound with a fresh clean coat of artcic silver 5. I think thats what I used, but any heatsink compound will do better than stock.

I don't monitor the temps too closely now, cause I've been playing a lot of league of legends lately, and that will never push my card to high temps. It's only for games like Metro 2033 and Witcher 2 that I play that give the card trouble.

Basically, before heatsink and new fan, I would play Metro 2033 oc'd at 900 mhz clock and peaked temps around 85~. To keep it there, yeah I had to use a custom fan curve in my OC software (EVGA Precision X).

So to answer your questions (which I didnt read until now)...

Which version of the 570 do you have, EXACTLY. Because the air flow engineering is different on each card, and therefore I would have to reccomend something different for each one.

Don't open the card. They can tell, but probably don't care, unless you actually break something. From what I hear, when someone replaces the heatsink compound on the GPU (which I suggest you do also) EVGA still respects the warranty service.

If you do indeed have a 570 SC (http://kkcdn-static.kaskus.co.id/images/2012/11/28/4767437_20121128050710.jpg) then you are already taking advantage of your HAF 932's included side fan.

If you have a GTX 570 HD then you need to monitor the overall temp of air inside the case somehow, while running the card at peak. This is because the HD version releases hot air back into the case more, and less out the back of the card into the open room.


TLDR;

Replace the heatsink compound on your 570 with a new coat. Try doing it once a year to keep it optimal. The GTX 570 is designed to run at high temps, and is perfectly fine running around 80~ C, most people's cards run at these temps. If you are still worried, get a custom cooler, or underclock it.

EDIT: I see now from the rig in your signature, that you do indeed have the high airflow version of the GTX 570. You have nothing to worry about. 40 idle, 80 high is normal on 570s. It just seems weird.
Edited by MyNamesAlex - 3/31/13 at 10:46am
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I have EVGA GTX 570 SC with High Flow Bracket for more exhaust airflow to escape faster. I have HAF 932 case. I take advantage of the side fan. The air gets sucked in and exhausted outside.

I wouldn't want to replace the compound, but I would like to clean the fins more thoroughly besides blowing air into the front and back.

Do you have skype or xfire?
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