Originally Posted by filmaker
Hey, so a couple of months ago I bought a used GTX 570. I had just upgraded from a gtx 550 ti (which never ran hot, but obviously wasn't a "top of the line" card). The 570 has been working great, the only problem being the temperatures. On idle the card runs 69c. Now, this is because I'm running dual monitors and there's a weird bug where the card runs at full clock speed whenever there are two monitors connected. But that's not my concern. My concern is that when I'm playing games such as Planetside 2 or BF3, my temperatures get as high as 98c. (I unplug one monitor whenever I game, if not, my temperatures will easily reach well beyond 100c) Both games I do play at Max settings, so it's pretty demanding, but those temperatures still seem high. I tried replacing the thermal paste but unfortunately the screws are stripped so I can't access them. My ambient room temperature is generally 22-24c, so that might be the issue within itself. Is there anything I can do? Thanks.
What about case fans? Is your case heating up? Is there something obstructing the flow of air, also Ive seen computers draw in hot air from the rear if you leave an expansion slot open, and your case has negative pressure. It kind of starts to cycle the hot air around out through the rear vent, and then back in an open slot near the card, and back into the gpu cooler.
just a thought