So, I have some games that for some reason drive my 5750 up a wall. Borderlands, Modern Warfare 2, and Burnout Paradise, at max settings, 1024x768 res, push it to a max of 78 degrees Celsius. Is that way too hot, because I run it with 60% fan speed. It stays in the 50's for every other game with those settings. Modern Warfare, Team Fortress 2, Tribes, all run perfect. So is it just a question of turning down the settings or what? Any and all help is appreciated.
do you have a case that you can mount a 120 MM fan on the side panel. my 5770 was doing the same until I applied arctic silver 5 on the GPU and installed a 120 MM fan on the side panel of my case. when I did that the temps dropped like a rock.
Well, I already have an 80mm side fan, an 80mm rear fan, a 120mm rear fan and a 120mm front fan. Would a 120mm side fan really do the trick? I'll try that, and I'll get some Arctic Silver 5 too. Thanks for the suggestions. By the way, how will I go about applying the thermal paste to the graphics card?
you tube video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XX-8cC3PNg4 on the ATI GPU put a small anout on the heat spreader of the gpu do not get it on the green PCB it self you will need a jeweler's screw drivers set to remove the heat sink. The heat spreader is the silver plate in the middle of the GPU it self
Take a look at my config. I play MW2 multi player at 1920x1080 everything maxed out and my temps run in the high 40'sc for the 5750 and 30c for the CPU when I leave the side case open and in the low 50'sc for the 5750 and 31c for the CPU with the case closed. I read in this forum a while back that the 5750 can run at 90c with no problem and that temps in the 60s were common. My idle temps are 32c for the 5750 and 23c for the CPU. The ambiant room temp is 15c ( 59f ). One other thing. When I play MW2 or any other game, I enable the manual fan control and set it at 100%. If I don't do this the temps for the 5750 go up about 5c when playing. ....... 7/29/2010 and I just got an Email from Saphire tech support stating that the safe operating temps are 0~105c on my HD 5750.
Nihilius, it seems more like a card issue... or case for that matter, ask the cards manufaturer (tech support) And if you really did think about buying that fan, your wasting your money, the only reason Noctua fan's are expensive is because they can be used as great CPU Heatsink fans and that they are "quiet". Just go with this fan if you really are thinking about getting a side panel fan.
It may say 19dBa i can assure you it is a tiny bit louder, but if you have your speakers on or headphones on you wouldn't even hear it at 100%, plus it moves ALOT of air. Shipping is just the downside though, you basically pay 3 more $.