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post #22961 of 26194
You got the case with or without the side window? whats your case fan setup like? whens the last time you cleaned it?

If you've got good airflow to the card and your system is pretty clean, ie: no dust clogging fan filters or your cards radiator fins, id say maybe try re applying thermal paste?
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post #22962 of 26194
I haven't seen my card hit over 82c, 83c since editing my fan setting. But the point is my fan is at 100%. It's Winter where i'm at, so summer time would only be worse. Maybe i should try going back to my stock bios and seeing if i see a difference, but something tells me i won't. Also, Is their anyone who knows if zotac can tell if you modded your bios, if you've flashed it, then flashed it back to stock? This is something i would really like to figure out.
post #22963 of 26194
@johnd0e i have the regular case with every part closed (the side part that can come off is on/closed). I don't have any extra case fans or anything installed. Just the one that came with the case, and the 212 heatsink+fan that's on my cpu. As for dust, i haven't see any, so i never seen any need to clean it yet. I built my pc in late september-early october.
post #22964 of 26194
I think the heatsink could be creating a heat blanket. The warm air is collecting between gap of the CPU heatsink and the video card. That's how my old card died. Example below
    
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post #22965 of 26194
@DeathAngel74 I don't understand (sorry, i'm a pc noob), but what can i do to resolve that sort of problem?
post #22966 of 26194
All the hot air is collecting where the red oval is. Add more fans or get an AIO water cooler for the CPU. I did and my temps are 47-60 for the GPU max
    
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post #22967 of 26194
I probably add more fans sooner or later since i don't really want to remove my hyper 212 evo unless i'm upgrading my cpu. Installing the 212 was a job, so removing would probably be the same. Which fans do you recommend?smile.gif
post #22968 of 26194
Definetly add a intake fan in the front. it will help push hot air out and give your GPU more fresh cool air. it wont drop your temps drasticaly but you could see a few degrees shave off. if it were my card id have already ripped the cooler off and replaced the thermal paste with something like MX-4 or better. i replaced both my EVGA cards with MX-4 after like a week of being together and my top card wich gets zero fresh air droped 10c under load, your results may differ, my paste was applied pretty poor from factory.
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post #22969 of 26194
Thank you @johnd0e, and @DeathAngel74. I will eventually get some fans, i'll just take a break from games that stress the card to much, for now. So, just to be clear, nobody thinks i should attempt RMA'ing my card?
post #22970 of 26194
you think your 212 was hard to put on......try man handling this guy.




and i took that off while the motherboard was still in the case becuase i didnt want to tear the whole system down just to switch to an AIO. that was a chore let me tell you.
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