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Graphics GTX 580 hits 90°C during gaming

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by SonnyJim, 29 Oct 2012.

  1. YEHBABY

    YEHBABY RIP Tel

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    I have an Asus GTX580 Direct CUII. It is an excellent cooler and never goes above 62C under load.

    But it is massive. It takes up 3 slots.
     
  2. [PUNK] crompers

    [PUNK] crompers Dremedial

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    Thats the one thanks Fingers, if you have the slots spare I would go for it
     
  3. The_Crapman

    The_Crapman Don't phone it's just for fun.

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    I've used a Gelid Icy Vision on a 480 and may temps dropped at least 20C!
     
  4. Taniniver

    Taniniver New Member

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    If spending £103 on a cooler is an option for you, I can heartily recommend this:

    http://www.scan.co.uk/products/arctic-accelero-hybrid-graphics-card-cooler-for-enthusiasts

    I got two of them just this weekend for my SLI GTX 570's. Fitting it is not an easy task by any means, and they are fairly big - it will partially obscure a third slot below the card, you could only manage a very small card in there.

    On the other hand, I can't argue with the results - my GPUs have gone from 85 C under full load with the stock coolers sounding like they were going to take off, to high 40's to low 50's under load with the coolers never even needing to go above the idle 40% fan speed. I don't even hear them over the general fans in the case.
     
  5. YEHBABY

    YEHBABY RIP Tel

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  6. Apocalypso

    Apocalypso Fully armed and operational.

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    Take the plunge, watercool it.

    The CM690II is brilliant for a compact loop.
     
  7. rollo

    rollo Well-Known Member

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    580 stock cooler is good enough at its job and high 90s temps dont really require spending £100 on a cooler you would be better selling the card and putting the £100 + money towards a 670.

    Most likely your high temps are a lack of airflow

    Enough from what i remember my 2 in sli before i watercooled were 90 and 95c in a high air cool case.
     
  8. GoodBytes

    GoodBytes How many wifi's does it have?

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    I agree. Buying an expensive heatsink replacement is just silly.
    I don't see what's all the worry, it works perfectly and as expected. Nvidia designed and tests their GPU to run for very very long time under max temperature. You'll upgrade your GPU way before it even breaks. My old GeForce 6600 GT runs at 75C idle, it's been what...8 years in use, and still runs strong, it's being used on my Dad computer.

    You guys worry way too much.
     
  9. SonnyJim

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    Well that's put my mind at ease!

    I was just a little worried because I read on other forums that it was too hot for the card. I think I will leave it for now and possibly upgrade to watercooling. As Apocalypso mentioned, my case can handle a pretty neat watercooling loop.

    Plus, I'm not too impressed by the current generation of cards. I'll wait to see what Nvidia and AMD bring next year, but that's another discussion!
     
  10. Taniniver

    Taniniver New Member

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    If temps are your only concern, then stick with the standard cooler. As GoodBytes points out, you don't really need it to run at lower temperatures. I only spent the cash on replacement coolers for the sake of noise.
     
  11. hamza_tm

    hamza_tm Well-Known Member

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    The point of an aftermarket cooler is the overall quietness!
     
  12. YEHBABY

    YEHBABY RIP Tel

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    Yep, that's the reason I got mine.
     
  13. GoodBytes

    GoodBytes How many wifi's does it have?

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    Yes, I agree. But that is not the topic of conversation.
    My recommendation for aftermarket heatsink are to get soon or at the moment of purchase of your new GPU. Buying one now is silly. Money can be spent on next gen GPU card.

    If you want quietness during idle, or reduce noise from an OC, then the best thing to do, is to control your GPU clock to minimum, normal, and OC overclock profiles when needed.

    In my case:
    -> idle: GPU at minimum speed, fan at minimum speed (30%).
    -> games: GPU at normal performance, fan set to auto.
    -> The Witcher 2: GPU is overclocked, fan is set to auto.

    I have music and sound going on during game play, so fan noise doesn't bother me.
     
  14. SonnyJim

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    I wear noise cancelling headphones so I don't really notice the sound too much.
     
  15. hamza_tm

    hamza_tm Well-Known Member

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    Ahh, wish I could do that but for me life necessitates situational awareness when gaming :(
     
  16. [PUNK] crompers

    [PUNK] crompers Dremedial

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    Yep, open backs or else I'd never answer the door or the phone!
     
  17. YEHBABY

    YEHBABY RIP Tel

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    Yeah, I have to see what the kids are doing or, heaven forbid, have conversation with the wife while playing BF3
     

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