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Originally Posted by Annie the Eagle;13199516 
I have a few threads going about my GTX 460 running hot, after being told by a friendly KhaoticKomputing (sorry if I spelt it wrong) to make a EVGA Precision Profile, shown here:

http://img28.imageshack.us/img28/9849/rawrk.png

I used to hit the big 95C on Just Cause 2 (average of 90-91C), now my Average is 80-82C with 90C+ on very-high intensive parts of the game (such as an extremely big explosion or when I run the benchmark). I am Averaging about 54 FPS with these settings:

Texture Detail : High
Shadow Quality : High
Anti-Aliasing : 2x
Anisotropic Filtering : 16x
Water Detail : Very High
Objects Detail : Very High
Decals : On
Soft Particles : On
V-Sync : On

Is this okay, or would a side fan (as there isn't one in my Aspire PRedator) help to further reduce the temperatures.



I haven't read your other threads, could you tell me what your overclock is and what cooler you have on your GPU ?

My Asus GTX460 DirectCU (was in my sig rig, will go on the Media Center) idles at below 30.º during the winter, idles at 30.º - 32.º now (with the fan spinning at 20% - 22%, and the temp at max load is 61.º. For example, while playing Crysis (1680x1050, Very High Quality):

GTX460TempswhileplayingCrysis.png

(If I'm not mistaken this screenshot was taken when I replaced my Corsair HX450w PSU with a Corsair AX750, and my case had a top mounted PSU design. Since the AX750's fan does not spin when idling and probably spins slower when under load - because it doesn't need to, my HDD's actually suffered because of that - and they had an intake fan blowing air onto them. They normally are at 34.º - 35.º, and they are now back to those temps with the new bottom mounted PSU design case (pushing air from outside the case))

If I overclock it to the DirectCU Top levels (775 Core, 2000 Memory), the max temperature stays the same - stock voltage).

I don't have a side fan, just a cooling vent on the side panel, but no side fan installed. Make sure you have vented slot covers on your PC case below the graphics card. It helps cool it down. If you don't have vented slot covers, just remove the first or second slot cover below the card.
Edited by tpi2007 - 4/20/11 at 8:37am
 
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I removed the entire side panel which reduced GTX460 temperatures with 15C.
Gaming at 915/1830/1800 at 1.087V:

Closed panel: idle 32C load 79C 55% fan
Rmv. panel: idle 28C load 65C 45% fan
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silly gose, turn down that oc some!!! i said damn!! and what is the AF doing at 16x??? wasted performance. drop it to match your AA..rule of thumb unless you have an ATI 6000 or Nvidia 500 card dont ever take them past 4x, its wasted power, and there is no way you can see a diff on such a lowly card. My brother inlaw run's the same gams i do, only at 16x or 32x and there is such a miniscul differince its almost stupid! my 2 cents. also remove all your PCI slot protectors.
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