GPU temps

What is a normal temp of a graphics card? (The 4770 ,to be more specific)

The reason i ask is because i just purchased one and have been looking at the temps. At idle the card sits at around 58C and under 100% load (furmark test) it gets up to 80C. Ideally i'd like those temps to be about 10C lower.

Should i try to improve airflow in my case, or am I just being too picky and the temps are fairly normal?

Thanks!
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  1. Those temps although they will not damage the card are slightly high. I would recommend that you improve airflow in the case if possible. It might also be worth trying to increase the fan speed of the card manually using RivaTuner.
  2. i remember reading somewhere that you need to get the temperature up to 120 degrees celsius to really do any damage. someone correct me if i'm wrong
  3. Thanks for the replies

    Increasing fan speed to 70% lowers idle temp to around 54C, which is a slight improvement. But I'll still get in there to move the wires around and maybe open up a few holes to improve airflow.

    Now, how can I change the "Auto fan speed control rule" in riva tuner? Right now i can see that at 60C the fan should be spinning at 32% and so on, but how can I actually change those values so i don't have to constantly go in and change the fan speed manually?

    Thanks.
  4. litex said:
    Thanks for the replies

    Increasing fan speed to 70% lowers idle temp to around 54C, which is a slight improvement. But I'll still get in there to move the wires around and maybe open up a few holes to improve airflow.

    Now, how can I change the "Auto fan speed control rule" in riva tuner? Right now i can see that at 60C the fan should be spinning at 32% and so on, but how can I actually change those values so i don't have to constantly go in and change the fan speed manually?

    Thanks.

    i dont know how to do it with riva tuner, but u could use evga precision. it has an option and its a simple but effective overclocking utility.
  5. Will give it a try, thanks :)
  6. You can't use evga precision with ATI cards.

    The OP's temps are high, no doubt about that. I would look to the case for airflow problems. It's surprisingly easy to make a case much better for temps - just a few bits of velcro and a 90mm fan well placed can make a huge difference.

    80C under full load in furmark isn't that bad btw, but you can get it lower.
  7. uncfan_2563 said:
    i remember reading somewhere that you need to get the temperature up to 120 degrees celsius to really do any damage. someone correct me if i'm wrong

    Keeping a card at that temperature will seriously lower its lifespan... I wouldn't allow any card to reach that temperature.
  8. right but it wont fail immediately until that temperature was my point.
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