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New system with GTX 470, regarding temperature.

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May 14, 2010 1:44:19 AM

Hi,

I just got done building a new computer. I'm reinstalling everything right now and downloading different games to start using it hehe

I was just wondering what kind of temperature to expect with my GTX 470. I've got the EVGA GTX 470 Superclocked. So far it's sitting at 45C idle.

Also, i'm wondering about CPU and motherboard temperature. I've got a i7 930 with Asus P6T. On idle, CPU is sitting at around 34C and motherboard 45C.

Should i expect a 30 degrees increase for video card and about 20 degrees for CPU and motherboard ?

Full system spec:

Fractal Design Define R2 case
3x 140mm @ 600rpm
3x 120mm @ 1000rpm
i7 930 @ 2.8ghz
Coolermaster Hyper 212+
Asus P6T
Corsair Dominator 1600mhz (TR3X6G1600C8D)
EVGA GTX 470 Superclocked
Corsair HX650W
2x WD 500GB
1x WD 1TB

Best regards,

trep
a b Î Nvidia
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May 14, 2010 2:07:24 AM

That's a decent air cooling setup, I wouldn't expect more than 80c on the GPU and 40 on the CPU.
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May 14, 2010 11:02:30 AM

all of your temps are good... :) 
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May 14, 2010 12:48:14 PM

I did a very quick test this morning with battlefield bad company 2.

GPU went up to 87-90
CPU went up to 48-51
System Board was steady at 50

I'll do some longer gaming session and see how it goes. I'm not too worried about CPU and System Board, but do you think it's normal for GPU to hit 90C ?

trep-
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May 14, 2010 2:22:34 PM

Yeah it is normal for a GPU to hit 90c :) 

Make sure fan speed is highest when you are gaming :) 
a b Î Nvidia
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May 14, 2010 4:45:49 PM

The GTX470 is very hot, and it's expected to hit the 90s. If you want a cooler card, an HD5850 runs at ~60.
a b Î Nvidia
May 14, 2010 9:01:09 PM

I googled your case, do you have any optional fans ? It says it does not come with the top fans ? I would invest in those , looks like a cool case, that is going for quiet ?

http://www.fractal-design.com/?view=product&prod=32
Cooling system

* Fan controller for 3 fans included (10w Max)
* 1 rear Fractal Design 120mm Silent Series 15dB fan (included)
* 1 front Fractal Design 120mm Silent Series 15dB fan (included)
* 1 front 120mm fan (optional)
* 1 bottom 120mm/140mm fan (optional)
* 1 side panel 120mm/140mm fan (optional)
* 2 top 120mm/140mm fan (optional)

edit: I reread your post, I guess you must have at least 1 top fan.
May 14, 2010 10:23:49 PM

shadow187 said:
The GTX470 is very hot, and it's expected to hit the 90s. If you want a cooler card, an HD5850 runs at ~60.

my 5850 sapphire never goes above 50 c after 2 hours of playing crysis

i have a generic case with no fans with the side window open.


usually is 48 c


idle is 26c

room temperature (not sure it's like summer w/o ac)

fanspeed at 50 % no oc
a c 168 Î Nvidia
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May 14, 2010 10:38:48 PM

demonnn said:
my 5850 sapphire never goes above 50 c after 2 hours of playing crysis

i have a generic case with no fans with the side window open.


usually is 48 c


idle is 26c

room temperature (not sure it's like summer w/o ac)

fanspeed at 50 % no oc

Your anecdotal evidence doesn't (for me at least) have the same weight or credibility as the various reputable website site reviews that say otherwise.
May 14, 2010 10:42:35 PM

Mousemonkey said:
Your anecdotal evidence doesn't (for me at least) have the same weight or credibility as the various reputable website site reviews that say otherwise.


haha

As for the fans, i have 1x 140mm at the bottom, 2x 140mm on top, 2x 120mm front and 1x 120mm rear

Bottom and front push air in the case, top and rear evacuate it. Don't know if bottom should be evacuating ?

Debating to add a 140mm on the side of the case, but i don't know how i could plug it actually...

trep-
May 15, 2010 12:10:32 AM

Mousemonkey said:
Your anecdotal evidence doesn't (for me at least) have the same weight or credibility as the various reputable website site reviews that say otherwise.

why would I lie on a forum?? :sarcastic: 


a c 168 Î Nvidia
a b V Motherboard
May 15, 2010 12:20:50 AM

demonnn said:
why would I lie on a forum?? :sarcastic: 
http://i39.tinypic.com/671ous.jpg

Why does a reputable site not agree with you?

Unless of course that's the only game where it runs at that which would just go to show that the game is not that demanding but then it is a couple of years old now and why would someone want a new card to play old games when there are new games out now with better ones on the horizon.
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May 15, 2010 12:22:34 AM

Mousemonkey said:
Some seem to run hotter than that.
http://www.guru3d.com/article/geforce-gtx-470-2-3-way-sli-review/25

Really?
http://www.xbitlabs.com/misc/picture/?src=/images/video...


Quote:
Fan noise? There is none, as far as we can tell the Radeon HD 5850 is a silent video card, at least it never once surpassed the sound of the CPU fan, the hard drive, the CDROM drive spinning up, or anything. It was as if the video card wasn’t there. Fan noise is not an issue.
May 15, 2010 12:23:36 AM

@mousemonkey

not following you in the last part but.. I have the sapphire cod mw2 edition non reference , with a huge stock fan/cooler. " The reputable sites" might have had the reference design which runs hotter. And no, it's about the same temps with any game, as long as the usage gets maxed
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May 15, 2010 12:28:44 AM

Quote:
As you can see we get very respectable temperatures returned. When the card is clocked down and idling we see a temperature of roughly 42 degrees C (95F). And when we completely stress out the GPU 100% for a while, temperatures rise towards roughly 77 degrees C (170 F) with one card.

http://www.guru3d.com/article/radeon-hd-5850-review-cro...

That's 77c on Furmark, or whatever stress-test they used.

Teh HD5850 runs cooler no matter any discussion; it's a known fact. Teh GTX470 draws what? 80 more watts or something? It won't run cooler.
a c 168 Î Nvidia
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May 15, 2010 12:30:11 AM

demonnn said:
@mousemonkey

not following you in the last part but.. I have the sapphire cod mw2 edition non reference , with a huge stock fan/cooler. " The reputable sites" might have had the reference design which runs hotter. And no, it's about the same temps with any game, as long as the usage gets maxed

If you are on to non reference coolers then it would only be fair to mention the 470's that also have non reference coolers wouldn't it? So why don't you?
May 15, 2010 12:32:50 AM

Mousemonkey said:
If you are on to non reference coolers then it would only be fair to mention the 470's that also have non reference coolers wouldn't it? So why don't you?

my post was not about which is cooler(470 vs 5850) i simply stated that MY CARD runs cooler than 60c on load
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May 15, 2010 12:43:33 AM

shadow187 said:
Quote:
As you can see we get very respectable temperatures returned. When the card is clocked down and idling we see a temperature of roughly 42 degrees C (95F). And when we completely stress out the GPU 100% for a while, temperatures rise towards roughly 77 degrees C (170 F) with one card.

http://www.guru3d.com/article/radeon-hd-5850-review-cro...

That's 77c on Furmark, or whatever stress-test they used.

Teh HD5850 runs cooler no matter any discussion; it's a known fact. Teh GTX470 draws what? 80 more watts or something? It won't run cooler.

That would depend on the non reference cooler that gets stuck on it wouldn't it, either way I've seen several reviews that have the 5850 (reference HSF) reaching more than 60c when subjected to the same tests as the 470 with both cards showing much lower temps when used under more normal conditions but the way you are trying to portray it is that the 470/480's run incredibly hot at all times and the 5850 is incapable of getting above 60c, which is not exactly the case is it?
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May 15, 2010 12:45:43 AM

demonnn said:
my post was not about which is cooler(470 vs 5850) i simply stated that MY CARD runs cooler than 60c on load

Perhaps you should have mentioned that YOUR card has a non reference cooler then. :lol: 
a b Î Nvidia
May 15, 2010 12:58:07 AM

Heres a new review of the GTX 470, in most games it leaves the 5850 way behind and ties or beat the 5870. Oh, and the called the fan, quiet ! lol
http://benchmarkreviews.com/index.php?option=com_conten...



Quote:
Sitting idle at the Windows 7 desktop with a 20°C ambient room temperature, the Zotac GeForce GTX-470 rested at 35°C (nearly matching the inner-case temperature). Pushed to abnormally high levels using the FurMark torture test, the GeForce GTX-470 operated at 81°C with a very quiet cooling fan. While the many BIOS revisions leading up to retail availability have obviously made a noticeable difference, the well-designed Raven-2 computer case with additional cooling features has help to make an even bigger difference.
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May 15, 2010 12:58:14 AM

Since when does the HD5850 lose to the GTX285? I'm calling bullshit on this.
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May 15, 2010 1:02:25 AM

shadow187 said:
Since when does the HD5850 lose to the GTX285? I'm calling bullshit on this.


aaaahm it does. Your getting your 5870 #'s mixed up ? The 5870 beat the GTX 285 in every game in every review, not so with the 5850.
edit: Just looking quickly , its back and forth in Anands review, howerver their test conditions were. http://www.anandtech.com/show/2848/8
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May 15, 2010 2:04:51 AM

Coulda sworn...lemme reread some stuffs.







~confused~
May 15, 2010 3:08:34 AM

Hmm, i think we went a bit off topic here hehe

Regarding one of my previous post, do you think the bottom 140mm fan should be evacuating air outside of the case or drawing it in ?

trep-
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May 15, 2010 3:10:48 AM

trep- said:
Hmm, i think we went a bit off topic here hehe

Regarding one of my previous post, do you think the bottom 140mm fan should be evacuating air outside of the case or drawing it in ?

trep-

Try it and see, some cases work better with negative air pressure some with positive.
May 15, 2010 6:29:57 PM

Temps look good. Played bfbc2 for a couple hours and GPU was at 83 during first hour and hit 90 at the end. System Board went slowly from 51 to 55 and CPU stayed around 48-51. Temps are going down very fast too when i stop playing. I'm very happy with the case and the fans actually hehe

trep-
May 15, 2010 6:53:51 PM

trep- said:
Temps look good. Played bfbc2 for a couple hours and GPU was at 83 during first hour and hit 90 at the end. System Board went slowly from 51 to 55 and CPU stayed around 48-51. Temps are going down very fast too when i stop playing. I'm very happy with the case and the fans actually hehe

trep-


Just so you know, the fan on the GTX 4xx series is kept artificially low to make it quiet. I would recommend loading it and seeing what the max fan speed is, then increasing the fan speed to the highest noise level you are comfortable with. I've heard of people keeping GTX 470s under 75c at 80% fan speed, even with Furmark.

Also I never heard of your case before, but it sure is a nice one. For a quiet gaming case, you can't go wrong especially since it is the best quiet case for under $200 I've seen yet.

@ demonnn

Don't compare non-reference vs. reference, that is just stupid. Why don't you put a Prolimatech MK-13 on your card and try comparing that?

God it never ends.
May 15, 2010 6:57:36 PM

shadow187 said:
Coulda sworn...lemme reread some stuffs.

....blah blah pictures...

~confused~


The GTX 285 has always beaten the 5850 in HAWX, and one other game I believe, but the 5850 rapes it everywhere else.
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May 15, 2010 7:03:12 PM

Thanks for clarification.
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