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Guys, I just would like to have your opinion. My ATI 5770 card is going at 70c at full load. Is it bad or is it just normal? It's quite hot in our country and I'm just afraid that it will burn my GPU. I recently changed the thermal paste using my excess Thermal paste included in my CM V8. Was it ok that I used that as a replacement? redface.gif
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Hey there,

70C is fine for that card, I do believe the max temperature is 97C but don't quote me on that.

As for an upgrade with a low budget, I'd suggest saving your money, and waiting till Kepler (new cards coming soon).

If you're looking for a decent replacement for the HD 5770, I'd suggest an HD 6950 (quite high end), or a GTX 550ti (mid range). And if you can stretch it get a 560ti.

As for the thermal paste, it should be just fine depending on how you applied it. Follow online guides for what works best for the HD 5770.

Hope this helps, and you could also get a GTX 460, they're really well priced at the moment. And you could SLI in the future.

Or you could Crossfire your HD 5770 with another one, but a 460 would definitely be superior.

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I can relate to you about the heat. It's frickin' murder... wink.gif

Anyways, 70 does seem kinda high. I was only hitting 50 or so when i had around 30 degrees ambient (summer, without air conditioning), and this was with my reference cooler card (batmobile-looking one).

In my experience, thermal pastes that come with coolers are usually poor, especially the white ceramic stuff CM uses. You could see some improvement by investing in a different paste.

Also, what exact model do you have? The coolers differ between brands.
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Graphics cards can reach up to 100C without harm. 70C is perfectly fine.
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That is normal.. I bet you have the egg cooler(I have one), the aluminum fins at the center are too tight for air to properly pass through.

Under volted mine to 1.024(constant) and placed an Antec spot cool blowing directly at its GPU cooler. Maxes at 65 deg Celsius on furmark.
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Originally Posted by Roxborough;13271402 
Hey there,

70C is fine for that card, I do believe the max temperature is 97C but don't quote me on that.

As for an upgrade with a low budget, I'd suggest saving your money, and waiting till Kepler (new cards coming soon).

If you're looking for a decent replacement for the HD 5770, I'd suggest an HD 6950 (quite high end), or a GTX 550ti (mid range). And if you can stretch it get a 560ti.

As for the thermal paste, it should be just fine depending on how you applied it. Follow online guides for what works best for the HD 5770.

Hope this helps, and you could also get a GTX 460, they're really well priced at the moment. And you could SLI in the future.

Or you could Crossfire your HD 5770 with another one, but a 460 would definitely be superior.

Good luck!

Maybe I'll try to save money first. Kepler? Sounds interesting. Will research on that...
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Originally Posted by Toransu;13271414 
I can relate to you about the heat. It's frickin' murder... wink.gif

Anyways, 70 does seem kinda high. I was only hitting 50 or so when i had around 30 degrees ambient (summer, without air conditioning), and this was with my reference cooler card (batmobile-looking one).

In my experience, thermal pastes that come with coolers are usually poor, especially the white ceramic stuff CM uses. You could see some improvement by investing in a different paste.

Also, what exact model do you have? The coolers differ between brands.

Maybe I really need to change my thermal paste on my GPU card. About the model, it's from the CoolerMaster V8 Cooler. IT just says Supreme Thermal Compund. smile.gif
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Originally Posted by ConradTP;13271468 
That is normal.. I bet you have the egg cooler(I have one), the aluminum fins at the center are too tight for air to properly pass through.

Under volted mine to 1.024(constant) and placed an Antec spot cool blowing directly at its GPU cooler. Maxes at 65 deg Celsius on furmark.

Nope. Mine is this one. It looks like a Bat mobile but without the curves LOL
13331_1313234832351_1275070715_948582_5489972_n.jpg

Haven't tried oc'ing my 5770 but would like to try it. I think I'll go for Artic Silver 5. Reviews says it is perfect. Is it that good? Or not wise to use on just a GPU card?
Edited by romeot28 - 4/25/11 at 6:32pm
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Here's a little discussion that may be of some help:

http://www.computerforum.com/151083-just-got-my-cm-v8-hsf-thermal-paste-question.html

I'm using Chill Factor II TIM on my CPU, it seems to be 3-5C colder than the CM V8 Thermal Compound. But that can just be the method in which you apply the thermal paste.

All in all, the V8 is a pretty decent cooler, as well as the thermal paste, so I wouldn't worry if you whacked some on your GPU.

As for any form of upgrade, I would not personally suggest it. Nor would I suggest worrying about 70C, that is not hot. Hot is 85+, that's when you know what you are doing is fully stressing the card to the point where it could be unstable (9/10 times is still stable).

In my past experience with computers, I spent £800 on an AMD gaming build with a GTX 470, and £1500 on an INTEL gaming build with a GTX 580, the difference is unnoticeable in some games, I should have waited. But the want was too much, and I gave in.

I had a £40 NZXT Gamma, and upgraded to a £140 Silverstone Raven RV01B-W, and the temperatures increased.

I've wasted so much money it is unreal, at the end of the day if you want something, it's always better to wait, cause something better will surely come along. That HD 5770 is good for another year or two. Then it may start to struggle a lot.

But by that time, as I said, the new cards will be coming, 28nm! Can't wait to see some benchies.

Hope this helps, and if you're thinking about upgrading any part of your build, don't, you'll find it will be a big money sink, in a years time, you will thank me, and you'll have bought a whole new rig, with all the bells and whistles. If you upgrade now, you're stuck using the same components, as I know for a fact spending more money on something makes you more attached, and more likely to go even more insane, and buy another 4gb RAM, an SSD, a new graphics card, processor and motherboard (it definitely gets expensive)! A prime example (World of Warcraft) lol.

So if you're worried about the best bang for buck, stay away from upgrading little and often. And bear with what you have for now.

So yeah... I'm waffling.
    
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Originally Posted by romeot28;13271851 
Maybe I'll try to save money first. Kepler? Sounds interesting. Will research on that...



Maybe I really need to change my thermal paste on my GPU card. About the model, it's from the CoolerMaster V8 Cooler. IT just says Supreme Thermal Compund. smile.gif



Nope. Mine is this one. It looks like a Bat mobile but without the curves LOL
13331_1313234832351_1275070715_948582_5489972_n.jpg

Haven't tried oc'ing my 5770 but would like to try it. I think I'll go for Artic Silver 5. Reviews says it is perfect. Is it that good? Or not wise to use on just a GPU card?

AS5 is good, however you have to realise that this TIM takes time to cure, so if you don't get immediate results, don't panic.

Leave your system running for about 200 hours +, and I assure you, that will be the final temperature you'll get, probably be the difference between 1-3C, but it all adds up at the end of the day.
    
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Originally Posted by Roxborough;13271402 
If you're looking for a decent replacement for the HD 5770, I'd suggest an HD 6950 (quite high end), or a GTX 550ti (mid range). And if you can stretch it get a 560ti.

As for the thermal paste, it should be just fine depending on how you applied it. Follow online guides for what works best for the HD 5770.

Hope this helps, and you could also get a GTX 460, they're really well priced at the moment. And you could SLI in the future.

Or you could Crossfire your HD 5770 with another one, but a 460 would definitely be superior.

Why am I not surprised your only suggesting nvidia cards? >.>
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@Roxborough, Wow. Thanks. I think I'll follow your advice as it is true. I am just having some wants and not "needs" now. I'm planning to upgrade but I guess I would stick saving my money until December of this year. Planning to go ahead and change my Strike-X to a HAF 932 (as it looks cool and has some plenty space) and buy new sets of parts as my current build will be my gift for my little brother. Maybe by that time I will have alot of options for newly released cards.

About the temps, 70c for a 1 and a half year Video card and not even oc'ed is still good? Can I even risk to OC it or I need to change the cooler of the GPU? It usually gets stressed (I think) when I'm playing Homefront or Dragon Age 2 on max settings. That's the time it gets to 69-72c at full load.

I'll try stressing it out for that amount of time or just let it stay at that time and I'll check on what would be the result. smile.gif
Edited by romeot28 - 4/25/11 at 7:23pm
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