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Poll Results: Was your previous card ATI or NVIDIA?

 
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GPU-Z Screenshot with EVGA Precision


My actual Rig itself, and yes stock cooling I know tongue.gif


Hopefully that's enough?


Edit: Just correcting spelling mistakes tongue.gif
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Hey guys just a quick question: When I do a Burn-in test with Kombustor..... what kind of results am I looking for? I have a GTX580 and every time I run the test the temps keep going up. I get to about 95 degrees C and I stop the test. Also what is the highest temp the GPU can handle?

I don't use Kombuster myself. Thought it was a bit vicious... on temps. Is your fan ramping up with temps? How hot does your GPU get in BF3, FC3 or GTA4 (or whatever your toughest game is) ?
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Hey mxthunder, long time no talk....glad I checked in the 500 Club.....Congrats! thumb.gif Time to put those babies to good work....Crysis 3 will take them for a nice jog. smile.gif Enjoy.

Thanks! Yep bring it on C3 gunner.gif
Been loving crysis 2 multiplayer lately.
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Hey guys just a quick question: When I do a Burn-in test with Kombustor..... what kind of results am I looking for? I have a GTX580 and every time I run the test the temps keep going up. I get to about 95 degrees C and I stop the test. Also what is the highest temp the GPU can handle?

That isn't healthy at all. I suggest you try set a custom profile for your GPU fan using afterburner and see if that helps. If you're temps still reach that high even when the fans are at max speed, you might want to look into increasing the airflow of your case.
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I don't use Kombuster myself. Thought it was a bit vicious... on temps. Is your fan ramping up with temps? How hot does your GPU get in BF3, FC3 or GTA4 (or whatever your toughest game is) ?

I get a max temp of 91 degrees C when I play Borderlands 2 on full graphics, and 88 degrees C with SC2.
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That isn't healthy at all. I suggest you try set a custom profile for your GPU fan using afterburner and see if that helps. If you're temps still reach that high even when the fans are at max speed, you might want to look into increasing the airflow of your case.

I have recently installed a Corsair H80i for my CPU, thus cleaning my case up a little with the hope of increasing airflow. I am looking at getting some water cooling for my GPU now. I should have done a custom loop to begin with but I'm a complete newb.... I dont know what I'm doing with that stuff so a kit is the best option for me lol.
I will have to find the space for another radiator in my case tongue.gif
Also its very hard to find cooling for a GPU frown.gif I found one but the seller is on holiday.
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Just an update: My fan speed on afterburner only goes up to 56% on full load during the benchmark test in Kombustor. Does this sound right?? I've made a custom setting and on 85% fan speed it only reaches 82 degrees C. But its noisy as ****.
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With reference type, I don't think you can really hope much. If I remember it right, mine was also reaching about 80C even with a custom profile in Afterburner. And yes, it is noisy as hell. Like I mentioned in the cooling section, I would recommend the Asetek 740GF for a cooling kit if that is available to you. It costs almost the same as an Antech Kuhler 620 and is easier to install.
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Noise could be the price of cool with air...but I would have thought it should not get quite so hot... It's been a while since I had aircool on my GFX .. with watercool I don't think I get over 50C, even on the hottest days...

I don't know if redoing the TIM on the GPU would help. You probably have to stick to thermal pad for all else, but some cards I've had the TIM dry out from prolonged heat, and new TIM has helped reduce temps...
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With reference type, I don't think you can really hope much. If I remember it right, mine was also reaching about 80C even with a custom profile in Afterburner. And yes, it is noisy as hell. Like I mentioned in the cooling section, I would recommend the Asetek 740GF for a cooling kit if that is available to you. It costs almost the same as an Antech Kuhler 620 and is easier to install.

I managed to get it down almost 10 degrees C on full speed with the fan. The best cooler that's available to me right now is the Antech 620 so I'll grab that one today.
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Noise could be the price of cool with air...but I would have thought it should not get quite so hot... It's been a while since I had aircool on my GFX .. with watercool I don't think I get over 50C, even on the hottest days...

I don't know if redoing the TIM on the GPU would help. You probably have to stick to thermal pad for all else, but some cards I've had the TIM dry out from prolonged heat, and new TIM has helped reduce temps...

Its not the noise so much that bothers me.. Its the fact that I cant really go any further with my GPU.. with 80 to 90 degrees, overclocking is not even an option and I was hoping to muck around with that stuff a little.
On other forums they suggest sanding the Antech kuhler surface since its concave?? and then re-applying better TIM. I will try to do my best and record the process.... maybe post some photos for other newbs like myself.

cheers for the feedback I'll be back soon with the results I hope
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Just installed the Antech Kuhler on my GTX580 smile.gif))
All by my self thumb.gif and I'm seeing a MASSIVE difference.
old idle temp 55 - 60.... new idle 29 - 32
Kombustor benchmark test: from 92 degrees, to 82 with fan on full speed, to 55 with water cooling.
So happy
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Awesome, glad it is working out well for you thumb.gif
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