Originally Posted by ohhgourami
Have you figured out how to lower your temps? GPU overclock should not increase temps since there was no voltage increase. Sounds like you got a great OCing card too. I bet it can hit over 1300 mhz like my Windforce 3x.
Sounds a lot like you have a bad airflow configuration. Can you post a pic of your internals? Sounds like you got some confusing on how proper aircooling works (both top fans shouldn't be exhaust).
Having a side panel exhaust fan should actually help a lot. Removing all your PCI slot covers should also help a lot. Removing anything that blocks front intake airflow should help a lot (hard drive cages).
You shouldn't expect to achieve the same temps that Tom's Hardware got as they were under different conditions, but this is one hot running card. I regularly hit temps ~80C with the WF3 cooler. A cheap method to lower temps ~10C would be the GPU mod I have in my sig.
Ideally, you would completely ditch any stock custom cooler and go for a Prolimatech MK-26. My card idles at 29C and maxes at 56C. Completely inaudible at idle and max load quieter than the WF3 at 50% fan speed
Well, I actually played around with MSI afterburner and underclocked, while moving one of the intake fans in the front to an exhaust position on the side panel. These two things put together seemed to work (I was getting max 70 C), and I ordered new corsair fans to replace throughout my case.
Turns out half of them were the wrong size, as I had forgotten that the top fans are 140mm not 120mm, so I have to return them and get new ones. So now, I have a Corsair AF-140 in the top exhaust position, and the stock Fractal 140mm fan in the back exhaust position, along with the other stock Fractal fan on the side panel in an exhaust position.
I just played Shogun 2 for half an hour and my high was 76 C. I don't understand what's changed, it's technically the same configuration, just with different fans. I think I'm going to open up the case again, blow my room fan into it, and run Shogun 2 one more time. I can't think of a better configuration, and this may mean I have to RMA the card. I'm also going to run the SHogun 2 1080p High benchmark, because that may be where I got the 70C from.
I think I should be getting similar numbers to Tom's Hardware because the conditions are almost identical in terms of ambient temperature. The only other major variable I can think of is airflow, and I feel I have optimal airflow for a GPU with an exhaust fan like this.
I can't do the mod in your sig, as I have a network card and sound card below my GPU, and I need the network card and am loathe give up the sound card. A new heatsink might be in order, but even then, I'm thinking of switching to water cooling, and if so, I would just buy a water block for the 670. If, however, this turns out simply to be a hot card, I'll RMA it regardless.
Here's a pic of my set up; the cabling at the bottom can't be helped, as my PSU is not modular. I removed all the PCI slot covers after taking the picture.