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I now have 2 EVGA GTX 670 FTW LE's but I'm trying to understand a few things about the temps.

I've seen people claim 32C idle temps, but mine are more like this after 3 minutes with the fans off:

Primary slot 70C
Second slot 53C

This goes against what I'm seeing from people with idle states, their temps remain set.

What am I to make of this?

Using FurMark my full load temps are

Primary slot 78C
Second slot 70C

That makes more sense, but what is with these idle temps?

Finally the primary slot can only maintain around 55C idle, so the fan speed sits at 55. Kinda loud was hoping to be around 40 in the fan speed =/ what says you?
post #2 of 12
Are you sure their idle.. you see the clocks and volts go down as they should? If yes then the pasting might have been a bad job, you can take off the cover and re-paste easily enough and won't remove warranty.
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I was mistaken, they were not idle. I discovered they weren't downclocking and found out it was HTC Home 3.0 Apis causing this not to downclock.

STRANGE...........

My real idle temps are as follows:

Top SLI 52C
Bottom 40C

How does that look to you guys?
Edited by natures4fun - 8/22/13 at 1:25pm
post #4 of 12
FWIW, at idle my GPU's both stay around 28-30°C (fans on each GPU running about 30%).

What idle clocks are you getting? Mine usually drop to 325 MHz on idle. Also, are you running more than one display? If so, it's normal that the GPUs will only down-clock part way...so your idle temps will be higher than usual.
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Downclocked to:

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GPU Clock 324 MHZ
Voltage 986

After rebooting and waiting awhile:

Top SLI 44C
Bottom 37C

What do you think?

Fans are at 40-45 during this
Edited by natures4fun - 8/22/13 at 1:57pm
post #6 of 12
Quote:
Originally Posted by natures4fun View Post

Downclocked to:

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GPU Clock 324 MHZ
Voltage 986

After rebooting and waiting awhile:

Top SLI 44C
Bottom 37C

What do you think?

Fans are at 40-45 during this


Yeah it looks like your GPUs are clocking down OK. You're getting cool air flow to your cards? In your first post, you mentioned "but mine are more like this after 3 minutes with the fans off". Can you clarify which fans are turning off exactly?
post #7 of 12
That's not a big deal at all, especially when you throw in ambient temps and two cards in SLI.

How many monitors do you use? Back on my 560 Ti's I found out that nvidia cards wouldn't fowl down clock if you had mulitiple monitors plugged in. I think it's since been fixed with 600 series. wasn't really a big deal for me though. Just sucked for those with 480s because they'd actually cook your office if they weren't given a chance to down clock lol

Also, where didu buy your 670s. Trying to buu a second but retail for 350+ is still way to much imo
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post #8 of 12
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Well what I meant is that when I turned the fans to 30% speed the temps didn't get lower they kept rising, but that was obviously due to the fact they weren't downclocking before. Now they hold that temp I listed above, so all makes sense now to me.

I bought these on Newegg, both, but with special deals like Borderlands 2 for the first 1 in 2012, but also it was like 389 with I believe 20 bucks rebate then this time I got it for 330 with a 30 dollar mail in rebate that is why I didn't just pick the FTW cuz each time I got these pretty decent costs

Only using 1 monitor, but wanna get a 120hz
post #9 of 12
mine is the regular FTWs in SLI but it idles at 27-31C...from my understand FTW LE are the exact same but they have a lower boost clocks.
Do you have adequate airflow into the case?

your idle temps look pretty off unless both happens to have bad TIM applied or your room temp is like consistently 30+C
     
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go water cooled and you can turn you're fans off biggrin.gif
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