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MSI Afterburner, my card idles at 44c, it seems that if I have 100 fps in a game, the card needs to work itself that high, and give me ridiculous temps.
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post #12 of 108
umm if the card works keep it why are you worried about temps? And it is impossible to get 3 bad cards in a row. One in million chance.
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post #13 of 108
Also. the slot is meant to be there, every dual slot GPU has one (Yours is one)

Try putting the fan speed up.
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Can you take a pic of inside your case? How many fans and where are they placed and which way are they blowing
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The fan is soooo loud though at 60%. It would wake my bro up in the other room. I appreciate the help but is it supposed to be THAT loud? The slot I am referring to is to the right of the card(when looking straight at the back) If I put on Vsync the temps don't get nearly as high, but with Vsync comes those framedrops without triple buffering.
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The fan is soooo loud though at 60%. It would wake my bro up in the other room. I appreciate the help but is it supposed to be THAT loud? The slot I am referring to is to the right of the card(when looking straight at the back) If I put on Vsync the temps don't get nearly as high, but with Vsync comes those framedrops without triple buffering.
Look at your case fans, you may need more fans or they could be blowing the wrong direction making the hot air stay around the card
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post #17 of 108
These cards run hot. Haven't you read of the heat/power use of the cards in reviews? The cards hit 91c+ on test benches, so you better believe they can touch 100c in your case.

Raise the duty cycle on the fan in overdrive. It's off auto right?
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Relevant, how do i determine if the fans are running the proper direction? I know the front is intake and the back is exhaust, but also, what is a good RPM I can set them to in the BIOS? tsm106, thanks for the reply, so they did hit 91c+? hmm, it's on auto now, but I was using it at a 35% constant, and let it get up to 40% when it hits about 90c, it's so loud at that point, but maybe I should just deal with it? I'm not sure. thanks for the help so far guys.
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Fans sound right, Maybe put a better cooler on the card
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post #20 of 108
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On the card itself? I would probably touch something and mess it up, would a fan to the left of the card, on the case, help a lot, or only a lil bit?
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