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I bought an Acer Aspire Predator G7750, it has a GTX 460 1GB in it.

I installed EVGA Precision on it to check for OSD Temperatures in game.

I don't know if this is a glitch because my card is not EVGA made or something but when I am playing games, it runs at 90-95 degrees C.

This is with Just Cause 2.

Is there a way I can verify the temperatures being accurate or is there any suggestions you guys have to reducing the temp.

Thanks,
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Some extra info:

- Idles at about 34-40 degrees C with Fan Speed at 25% (Minimum - 1110 RPM). [I think this is about normal so no worries there I don't think].
- Bulletstorm even managed to hit the 100 degrees C mark which instantly span the fans up to 100% (sort of a heat countermeasure).
- I haven't added any cards onto the Acer Predator, I've only changed 1 DVD drive to a BD Drive and added 2 hard drives (2 x 2TB)
- I have a good 10 cm from the wall to the back of the PC, so its not like its smack against the wall.
- Interesting note : When I have the GPU at 90 degrees C, I feel the exhaust by the back of the PC, it doesn't feel SUPER hot, it's about as warm as maybe... skin temperature?

Would perhaps putting the fans at 100% before starting the game help things? Because I notice with the OSD of EVGA Precision, it takes a good 90 seconds to get the fans up to 100% speed.
Edited by Annie the Eagle - 4/19/11 at 4:46pm
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You can try running cpuid:hwmoniter tht will show ur temps in realtime

Also try installing some fans into ur case to push and pull air around the gpu to create a nice cold air flow.
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You can try running cpuid:hwmoniter tht will show ur temps in realtime

Also try installing some fans into ur case to push and pull air around the gpu to create a nice cold air flow.
Installing that program now, I will see if I can find some fans at the local PC world or on Amazon UK, can you recommend me any decent fans.


Off-topic but another question:
Also the Acer CPU is liquid cooled, so is there some room for OCing?
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Quote:
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You can try running cpuid:hwmoniter tht will show ur temps in realtime

Also try installing some fans into ur case to push and pull air around the gpu to create a nice cold air flow.
Blowing warm air on a warm GPU will just heat it up. How many case fans do you have?
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Update : I am installing the new NVIDIA Graphics Driver 270.61 maybe that will help things a little
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Blowing warm air on a warm GPU will just heat it up. How many case fans do you have?
Once the install of the Graphics Driver finishes, I will turn off the computer, I am on MacBook Pro, and I will get some pictures of the inside for analysis purposes
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Pictures taken, uploading now. Taken at 1AM on HTC Incredible S so don't expect DSLR quality xD
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Blowing warm air on a warm GPU will just heat it up. How many case fans do you have?
From the looks of these pictures... not many or none at all. It seems the CPU Water cooling Radiator takes up the space for the case fan, but if it counts, then 1. The other fan is above the hotswap cage for the HDDs

http://img27.imageshack.us/img27/7492/imag0032ca.jpg
http://img862.imageshack.us/img862/2852/imag0033n.jpg
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http://img15.imageshack.us/img15/701/imag0029s.jpg
http://img59.imageshack.us/img59/5980/imag0030pj.jpg <-- Perhaps a way to install a fan on the side case?
Edited by Annie the Eagle - 4/19/11 at 5:09pm
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Hate to be the bearer of bad new's, But after Pm'ing you about fan profiles in EVGA persision, i decided to look up your post in this cooling section. Looked at your bits and pices. Googled a few things and found out that the case your using is rittled with bad review's. If you have any 120mm fans in it. Swap them out for a higher flowing fan. Most of the poor review's stemmed from the case's poor airlfow. Hope you can over come this problem as it is a spiffy looking case( i'm partial to orange and black combo's
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