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Okay so my system is now up and running,
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Anyway so the main thing is the GTX570 and its idling at 40 - 41 degrees and runs load at 80 or so. is that normal or is that too high? dont have too much experience with high end cards, at what temp's should i be worried about my 570?. im using nothing but the case fans and the heatsink. Do i need to add a separate cooler for my 570 or are those temps normal.
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Which GTX 570 do you have? I get around the same temps with my GTX 570
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the evga gtx 570, are those temps safe and normal? even for long gaming sessions?
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Okay so my system is now up and running,
i7-2600k
Haf 922
p67a-ud3
GTX570
1tb f3 samsung
750w Hx corsair
8gb Corsair vengeance

Anyway so the main thing is the GTX570 and its idling at 40 - 41 degrees and runs load at 80 or so. is that normal or is that too high? dont have too much experience with high end cards, at what temp's should i be worried about my 570?. im using nothing but the case fans and the heatsink. Do i need to add a separate cooler for my 570 or are those temps normal.
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Originally Posted by CrazzyRussian View Post
Which GTX 570 do you have? I get around the same temps with my GTX 570
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Originally Posted by illum View Post
the evga gtx 570, are those temps safe and normal? even for long gaming sessions?
Those temps are really nothing to be worried about. Especially on a Fermi.

Both of you guys need to go into Afterburner and go to:

*Settings
*Fan
*Enable user defined software automatic fan control
*Move squares to intersecting points like 40*C/ 40% fan, and the same for 100*C/ 100% fan.

NOTE: After doing this and clicking OK the box around where the fan slider bar is should be green, something like what is around our Core/Shader slider bar. If not you have to click the diamond shaped button next to the fan slider that says "User Define".

This will create a fan profile where the fan will ramp up in correlation to how hot the card is getting. Nvidia's auto fan profile never allowed the fans to spin up adequately enough to cool the beast that is within.

Enjoy!
Edited by blackbalt89 - 3/9/11 at 7:43pm
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Set up a custom fan profile as blackbalt suggested. But yes, those temps are safe and normal.
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is afterburner on the driver cd or do i need to download it?. im sorry really new to nvidia especially.

EDIT: im stupid lol i just googled guess i can pick between MSI afterburner and EVGA precision. since its an evga is the evga one better to use or does it not really matter?
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is afterburner on the driver cd or do i need to download it?. im sorry really new to nvidia especially.
He is referring to MSI Afterburner, which you need to download separately. Any OC software will do actually, but I prefer afterburner.

Edit to answer your edit - You can use either or, they really are almost the same thing. EVGA is not any better than the MSI, I like MSI because the interface looks better and on the beta versions you can adjust voltage.
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ah okay i just downloaded afterburner. Btw just for curiostiy what is the kombustor that comes with the dl package?

EDIT: do i also need to keep afterburner open for the fan profile to work or can i close it?
Edited by illum - 3/9/11 at 7:45pm
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ah okay i just downloaded afterburner. Btw just for curiostiy what is the kombustor that comes with the dl package?

EDIT: do i also need to keep afterburner open for the fan profile to work or can i close it?
It's a render test which puts great stress on your video card. It makes things very toasty, very quickly. Unless you absolutely need to use it I would suggest using a looping benchmark to test your overclock. Such as the Metro 2033 or Crysis benchmark.

I'm not entirely sure as I've never closed Afterburner while using it for something. Do you have any reason not to want to keep it open? It uses very little of your resources.
Edited by blackbalt89 - 3/9/11 at 7:53pm
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i have 2 in sli and at 85% fan they never go over 70c, vanilla cards SC speeds
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