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GPU Reaching high temps at both Idle and Load ?!
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Default GPU Reaching high temps at both Idle and Load ?! - 08-12-2017, 16:57 | posts: 67

Hello everyone.

I've started to monitor my GPU temps lately, as I've decided to OC it to somewhere around 1450/3800 and I noticed my temps are quite high, idle is 53-58C (fans always at 0%) load is 83C (fans around 83%).

I thought it was all from the dust that build up in my case, so I decided to clean it. After a thorough cleaning and making sure there is very little/no dust inside the case, especially around the GPU I decided to test the temps again.
It seems nothing has changed, temps are still somewhere around 50-53C (fans still at 0%) at idle after a bit when PC started then slowly rising to 58C , and load is 82C (fans still at 83%).

Does anyone have any idea what's causing this ?

Here is my system:

CPU: i5 2500K @ 4.5 GHz

GPU: MSI GTX 980Ti Gaming 6G

Motherboard: AsRock Z77 Extreme4

RAM: Patriot G2 8GB (2x4GB) 1600MHz

PSU: SuperFlower Leadex Gold 650W

Case: Fractal Design Define R5

The clocks of the GPU are at:
135/405 when idle 1350/3500 when gaming (GPU boosts itself)

There is 1 intake fan and 1 exhaust fan in my case. I unfortunately don't know my room temps since I don't have a thermometer, and the outside is 35C some the room gets heated up a little.
Some folk also have said that having a 144hz monitor increases the GPU temps since it renders more frames , is there any truth to this ?

All of this was tested in a slightly cool room, on Middle Earth Shadow of Mordor on everything maxed out (with HD Content installed) @ 1440p for around 5-10 minutes.

Anyone have any suggestions on how to reduce temps ?
   
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Default 08-12-2017, 17:16 | posts: 9,591 | Location: USA

Many aftermarket cards have 0% fan speeds until 60c is reached, that is quite normal.

82c is not dangerous either.

You may try replacing the thermal paste on it with high quality one, you could probably drop temps 5-15c depending on how bad factory application is.
   
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Default 08-12-2017, 17:22 | posts: 67

Interesting...
Thanks for the reply Agent, also could it be possible for these temps to be high this much because I'm gaming @ 1440p ?
   
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Default 08-12-2017, 17:32 | posts: 2,389 | Location: UK

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Interesting...
Thanks for the reply Agent, also could it be possible for these temps to be high this much because I'm gaming @ 1440p ?
if your card is working harder then yes your temps will be higher

a custom fan profile wouldnt hurt either , the lower your temps when gaming the higher the card will boost
   
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Default 08-12-2017, 18:55 | posts: 94 | Location: Belgium, Brussels-European District

Is your case properly cooled ? Does the graphics card receive fresh air ?
   
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Default 08-12-2017, 19:25 | posts: 67

Well I got 1 intake and 1 exhaust fan, so I'm not sure what do you mean by "fresh air".
   
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Well I got 1 intake and 1 exhaust fan, so I'm not sure what do you mean by "fresh air".
It might be better to add another fan or two to increase the quantity of air (fresh air) that enters your case to see if your temps improve. The more of cool/fresh air enters the case, the better.
   
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Default 08-12-2017, 20:38 | posts: 67

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It might be better to add another fan or two to increase the quantity of air (fresh air) that enters your case to see if your temps improve. The more of cool/fresh air enters the case, the better.
Ok, that's a good suggestion but where to put them ?

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Default 08-12-2017, 21:27 | posts: 1,264 | Location: Virginia

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Many aftermarket cards have 0% fan speeds until 60c is reached, that is quite normal.

82c is not dangerous either.

You may try replacing the thermal paste on it with high quality one, you could probably drop temps 5-15c depending on how bad factory application is.
Yup if you just want to keep it running a bit cooler there is no problem setting up a custom fan profile in MSI Afterburner.

http://shadowdane.com/public/pics/Gt..._Fan_Curve.png

With this curve my card idles at ~28-30C and sits at 60-75C at load depending on the game and GPU load.
   
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Default 08-12-2017, 22:07 | posts: 1,949 | Location: Mars

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Ok, that's a good suggestion but where to put them ?
Well it depends on your case but im assuming that it has at least space for one more fan in the front?

Its easier if you can tell us whats your case.
   
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Default 08-13-2017, 08:00 | posts: 67

I did

Fractal Design Define R5
http://www.fractal-design.com/home/p...efine-r5-black

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with cases like that front fans are next to pointless because of the severely limited airflow
   
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with cases like that front fans are next to pointless because of the severely limited airflow
The front ventilation is at either side of the case. The Fractal cases have very good airflow (I have an R4). In my set up and I have 2 intake at the front, 1 intake underneath (not including the PSU) and the rear fan is the exhaust.

I know it works well because my GPU is able to be kept cool (I have a Fury afterall and that thing dumps a lot of heat) and the PC remains quiet
   
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Sorry didnt notice that in the very first post... Anyway it seems you can add another fan in the front and maybe another one in the side or in the top to improve the cooling of the case.
Is not going to make any miracles but its gonna improve a little.
   
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Go AIO for you next GPU - Problem solved.
   
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The front ventilation is at either side of the case. The Fractal cases have very good airflow (I have an R4). In my set up and I have 2 intake at the front, 1 intake underneath (not including the PSU) and the rear fan is the exhaust.

I know it works well because my GPU is able to be kept cool (I have a Fury afterall and that thing dumps a lot of heat) and the PC remains quiet
the airflow in fractal case is good , same as any other case to be fair , but its severely restricted at the front vs one with a mesh
   
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the airflow in fractal case is good , same as any other case to be fair , but its severely restricted at the front vs one with a mesh
Honestly, not that much, the front door is there just to keep the pc quiet, the air just gets pulled in from the sides (at the front) rather than directly infront but if more aireflow is needed then the door can be removed fairly simply (I'm sure it's the same on the R5 as the R4, just undo the screws on the hinges and the door comes off) but as I said, the airflow is very good as is. (Looking at my dust filters... really need to give them a clean).

My Fury hovers between 65-67c and the gpu fans never spin up to a point where they are noticeable.
   
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Default 08-13-2017, 18:46 | posts: 67

Anyone got any suggestion on what case fans I should buy ?
   
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