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Hey guys.

I recently built a BitFenix gaming system, I love it so far, but noticed last night I reach up to 80 degrees whilst playing BF3 on ultra settings last night. At first I'd touch the low 70's, then the mid, then finally 80. I never went above 80, but should I be concerned? It idles around 41-43 degrees.

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BitFenix Prodigy
I3570K
Asus P8Z77-I Deluxe
Noctua NH-L9i
Gigabyte 7950
Samsung 840 Pro
Corsair Vengeance 8GB
post #2 of 11
80C is normal for high-end GPUs AFAIK.
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what are your ambient temps? does your case have decent cooling? doesnt sound to high although my 460 never goes above 70 and its a fermi my cas has pretty sweet airflow tho...
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80C is normal for high-end GPUs AFAIK.

Okay. I've been using Core Temp and RealTemp, getting my first core as 80 degrees, rest vary from high 60's to low 70's. I should be fine?
post #5 of 11
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what are your ambient temps? does your case have decent cooling? doesnt sound to high although my 460 never goes above 70 and its a fermi my cas has pretty sweet airflow tho...

It has decent cooling, I'm using a low-profile aftermarket cooler so I knew I wouldn't get amazing cooling. I just want to make sure that 70+ isn't going to hurt anything in the long run.
post #6 of 11
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Okay. I've been using Core Temp and RealTemp, getting my first core as 80 degrees, rest vary from high 60's to low 70's. I should be fine?
Sounds right for a M-ITX case but prodigy isn't a small case ... I think either you're getting bad entire cpu utilization or your sensor is "Stuck"
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Not sure what it is then, pretty sure I put everything in right. I even applied more thermal paste.
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I even applied more thermal paste.

More? You only need a tiny amount. The best temps come from metal-on-metal, the paste is there only to fill in the uneven bumps between the surfaces.
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More? You only need a tiny amount. The best temps come from metal-on-metal, the paste is there only to fill in the uneven bumps between the surfaces.

I definitely didn't layer it. I had very little, a quarter size of a pinhead. So I just added about twice as much as I did before, it gave it a little bit more of an even coating.
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More? You only need a tiny amount. The best temps come from metal-on-metal, the paste is there only to fill in the uneven bumps between the surfaces.

My personal experience with 5 different CPUs and 5 different coolers, combined in every possible way, tells me that the so popular "rice grain" is too little. Temps are better if you use something more pea-sized. Between this and a "ton" of thermal compound there is no difference. When you reach a ton, temps start rising again. So too little isn't good either.
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