Originally Posted by deafboy
What are your ambient temps?
I'd probably say it's about 21 c in my room.
Originally Posted by acupalypse
You're referring gpu temp i suppose. That sounds pretty normal. I guess the question is, how long did you observe that it's at 44c and what apps are present on your desktop? If you'd let it sit idle without doing/running anything, that should go down to mid 30's after a few minutes.
From the time I started up my PC, the temp doesn't go any lower than 41 c. This is with Chrome, antivirus and a few Windows 8 defaults running in the background. If this sounds normal, I guess I don't need to return it. It's a hassle packing it back and shipping it. Will taking the cooler off and reapplying thermal paste void any warranty on the card? I see some people taking it off to put a water block on it, but isn't sure if that's going to be a problem with MSI.
Also, whenever I test with Unigine Heaven or Valley with driver 14.1 and up, the temp on the upper-right hand corner wouldn't display right; it's either 0c or locked at 9978c or something crazy like that. Does this have anything to do with the MSI fan control software bug, which I'm still experiencing with driver 14?Edited by Gilgabit - 4/22/14 at 7:05am