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July 27, 2013 7:50:01 AM

My GPU is : http://www.scan.co.uk/products/2gb-vtx3d-radeon-hd-7870...

My temps when gaming are

BF3 - 82C

Metro 2033 - 86C and increasing by 1C every 15 seconds,turned it off at 86C

Day Z - 65-70C

Alan Wake - 86C

Bioshock Infinite Usual - 86

Grand Theft Auto 4 Usual - 81C

Should i be worried? What can i do to reduce temps? I posted this a while back but got no real help

Many Thanks

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a b 4 Gaming
July 27, 2013 7:54:59 AM

hmm that is HOT! can I ask when the last time you cleaned the fan? How many cooling fans do you have? you could simply up the Fan RPM in the software control for that GPU if you haven't already done so.

To reduce this you could add more cooling fans (definitely a side intake which is sucking cool air at the GPU).
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July 27, 2013 7:57:18 AM

Temps are are a bit on the hot side - however, gpus are designed to run temps around 95+ degrees, you shouldn't worry about it until it reaches around 90+ degrees constantly. Maybe you could give you gpu a good dusting and reapply the thermal paste.
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a b 4 Gaming
July 27, 2013 7:59:20 AM

I wouldn't reapply thermal paste as most GPU's have warranty void stickers on the heat sink bracket.
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July 27, 2013 8:11:15 AM

I never put any thermal paste on when i got it,should i of done that? I just took it out of box and put it in.how would i clean the dust out of it,it looks clean as is,its only 2 weeks old,the whole rig is

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July 27, 2013 8:23:11 AM

Just tested Kane & Lynch 2 1st mission and temp reached 86C by end of mission
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July 27, 2013 8:50:25 AM

Well if it is only 2 weeks old i guess it doesnt need cleaning at all. Also no you don't need to reapply the thermal paste forget i said that as your card is still new. The temps are nothing to worry about as it has not even reached 90+ degrees celsius just enjoy your new graphics card. The temps are probably common the vtx3d card you have.
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July 27, 2013 8:52:47 AM

idkwho said:
Well if it is only 2 weeks old i guess it doesnt need cleaning at all. Also no you don't need to reapply the thermal paste forget i said that as your card is still new. The temps are nothing to worry about as it has not even reached 90+ degrees celsius just enjoy your new graphics card. The temps are probably common the vtx3d card you have.


After a week of owning the card BF3 was running at 96C for 2 days,since them 2 days its around 86C now for most games and i believe if i didnt turn metro off it would of exceeded 90C
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July 27, 2013 8:59:33 AM

Looks like you might want to rma the card and if you can switch it either to a brand with better cooling. It could be a bad card.
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July 27, 2013 9:08:54 AM

idkwho said:
Looks like you might want to rma the card and if you can switch it either to a brand with better cooling. It could be a bad card.


I already sent 1 back because the mem on card corrupted,i cant go through another 10 day wait,they take the piss,i will ring them monday though
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July 27, 2013 9:23:44 AM

Someone on another forum said my card looks OC,is it?

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July 27, 2013 10:20:55 AM

This website makes me laugh sometimes,everyone posts answers then after about 10-15 mins not 1 answer or reply or post,its just forgotten,is that normal here? I am asking for any help.if you dont know say you dont know,thanks
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a b 4 Gaming
July 27, 2013 10:59:31 AM

@ Nokturnl1: It's a fully international site, we're not on all in same timezone so not everyone will be available when you post.
Sarcastic comments are guaranteed to garner no replies, we're not a help desk, just ordinary geeks trying to help others in our spare time.
Your problem is the cooler, it's just not a good design, barely adequate but some things could be done to help it out:
Whatever case it's installed in the air must FLOW-usually in at the front/side and out at the top/back, it's better to have more in than out, excess pressure simply assists the exhaust fan/s and helps to keep dust out (assuming the intake fans have dust filters).
If you have a bottom mounted PSU, invert it, that way it can pull warm air out of the dead zone in the lower rear of the case.
Not sure how the Distance Selling Regulations apply here but if the card was replaced within 7 days you might be able to return it for a refund under those regulations.
Scan are usually a helpful bunch, maybe, if you're nice, they'll swap it for something with a better cooler.
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