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MSI GTX760 2GB stock cooling - is 73 degrees Celsius in full load too much?

post #1 of 14
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Hi,

I have an nVidia GTX 760 2GB with stock cooling and is commonly reaching 73 degrees at 100% fan. Is that ok? I find it really hot compared to my previous cards on which the cooling never reached 80% with about the same temps.

Any suggestions on a good aftermarket cooler that isn't too expensive?

The case is pretty vented, never had any issues with previous cards, and I even had the 220W GTX 570 and that wouldn't reach more than 70C in full load.

Thanks.
post #2 of 14
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Hi,

I have an nVidia GTX 760 2GB with stock cooling and is commonly reaching 73 degrees at 100% fan. Is that ok? I find it really hot compared to my previous cards on which the cooling never reached 80% with about the same temps.

Any suggestions on a good aftermarket cooler that isn't too expensive?

The case is pretty vented, never had any issues with previous cards, and I even had the 220W GTX 570 and that wouldn't reach more than 70C in full load.

Thanks.

What model GPU? Those temps would be normal for a SFF build, but it seems it's slightly higher than normal. Try reapplying nonconductive TIM such as GELID GC Extreme TIM.
post #3 of 14
Those temperatures are too high for 100% fan.

The stock cooler should keep it adequately cooled, it mustn't be seated properly. I would try reapplying the TIM and reseating the cooler to see if that helps, no need for an aftermarket cooler for the moment.
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post #4 of 14
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This is the exact model:
http://www.msi.com/product/vga/N7602GD5.html
The card is pretty new - Nov 2013 and the fan has no dust whatsoever.
The temperatures are the same with the case open or case closed (case is Thermaltake v3).

I have good thermal paste, but if I open the card to change it I lose the warranty, so I'd rather change the whole cooling system on it.
I've been thinking of: [URL=http:// http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835186096]Accelero Twin Turbo III[/URL] as it will also shorten the whole video card by 5 cm / 2 inch.

Any experience with that cooler and the GTX 760?
post #5 of 14
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The model is MSI stock cooler N760-2GD5. I have good thermal compound in case I need it, but I would rather change the whole cooler as I will lose the warranty anyway.

I was looking at Accelero Twin Turbo III as it will also shorten the card by 5 cm / 2 inches. Would that do a better job than the stock cooler?
post #6 of 14
Are there 'void if removed' stickers anywhere on the card? If not then you'll be fine and won't void your warranty.
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post #7 of 14
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Thank you, no stickers whatsoever. Is this a MSI thing? I had a few cards with those stickers over the screws.
I will be changing the thermal compound tomorrow but plan on getting a GPU cooler in the future as the GPU should be quite OC potent per GPU-Z.
What would you guys recommend?

post #8 of 14
Here is a response from MSI regarding installing waterblocks on their cards.
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Dear Customer,
It is ok to put your cooler on this card, but you need install back original cooler if you would return this card for warranty.

This was last year but I doubt their policy has changed since then.

I would see if you can sort out the temps by reseating the stock cooler, if that doesn't work then invest in a new cooler.
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post #9 of 14
Do you have a referrence card, the red and black OC Gaming, or the yellow and black version? I have the OC Gaming edition same video card and it is almost dead silent. Temps never go past 65 C even with BF4, ARMA 3 or Planetside 2 maked out at 1080P. The fan also stays around 80% on average. I live in Jamaica as well and have only a single 120mm on the side. I have certainly been impressed. Their 560 Ti I had before was so noisy.

Since it won't void the warrany to remove the heatsink, it would be best to reseat the heatsink and apply some thermal paste as well.
    
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post #10 of 14
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It is the reference cooler design http://www.msi.com/product/vga/N7602GD5.html no OC whatsover. I will change the paste tomorrow and reply with feedback.
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