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a c 235 U Graphics card
June 9, 2010 1:15:02 AM

idling @ 50c is fine for a video card, if you want to bring down temps install a side panel fan.

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June 9, 2010 1:15:20 AM

I have an XFX radeon 5770 that idles at 50C or more. It never seems to drop below 50C. What are some ways to help keep this card cooler? I had this for less than 6 months. The case I'm using is a Cooler Master RC-690-KKN1-GP.
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June 9, 2010 1:26:00 AM

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The placement, (intake/exaust)


Don't really know about this intake exhaust but I have a 140mm in the front, a 120mm in the back, and a 120mm in the side blowing right at the vid card.
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June 9, 2010 1:26:38 AM

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Was it always this high?
If not, clean out you case and the card. If yes, consider a possible RMA.
What is your fan configuration if I may ask?


It always been like this. What do you mean by fan configuration? The speed of the fans or the placement?

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idling @ 50c is fine for a video card, if you want to bring down temps install a side panel fan.


I have 1 installed blowing right at it, but doesn't seem to help
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a c 235 U Graphics card
June 9, 2010 2:32:21 AM

what does your card hit on load for temps?
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a b U Graphics card
June 9, 2010 3:58:25 AM

50C is normal. Mine idles at 58C with TWO 120mm fans blowing directly onto them.

You should be more concerned with temps under load. If >90C then you should start to worry, although most cards are rated to 100C.
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June 9, 2010 4:27:53 AM

Oh, ok. I guess its normal. My card goes up to 80C after 3-4 minutes of furmark so it should be fine.
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June 9, 2010 5:08:13 AM

idunnolol said:
Oh, ok. I guess its normal. My card goes up to 80C after 3-4 minutes of furmark so it should be fine.


What speed do you have the video card's fan set at ?? -- My 5770 idles at 40C but I keep the fan set to 60% since that is where it is still quieter than my other fans. (the default fan speed is usually set pretty low (IIRC around 20%) so you might increase it a bit and see if that brings down the temp.
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June 9, 2010 10:57:44 AM

idunnolol said:
I have an XFX radeon 5770 that idles at 50C or more. It never seems to drop below 50C. What are some ways to help keep this card cooler? I had this for less than 6 months. The case I'm using is a Cooler Master RC-690-KKN1-GP.



I just had a similar problem and some people from the forum helped me. I had a Micro ATX case with only one exhaust fan and a 5770. The idle temp was ~55'C-60'C and when gaming it went from ~80'C - 98'C.

After switching to a mid tower with an intake fan, my temps dropped to about ~33'C-38'C when idling and usually in the ~ 50s - 60s'C (and rarely to 70'C) when gaming.

-How many Fans do you have? 3?

-Are they all pointing in the right directions?

-Hows your cable management?

Maybe you should post a pic of the inside of your computer it may help.



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June 9, 2010 11:59:30 AM

Open up your side panel and check temps and what is your ambient temperatures?
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June 9, 2010 12:19:09 PM

dude thats awesome temps rofl.
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June 9, 2010 12:23:05 PM

The temperature sensor of the card might be at fault. With an ambient temp of 23 deg C, my 5770 idles ( 157 / 300 ) around 41 deg C. Also check if gfx card area is much too cluttered with cables and/or other heat-generating cards blocking effective air flow.
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June 10, 2010 6:45:15 AM

It seems like the area under my GFX card has too many wires. What are some tips on cable management? Will post a picture of the insides when I have time.
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June 10, 2010 9:25:42 AM

idunnolol said:
It seems like the area under my GFX card has too many wires. What are some tips on cable management? Will post a picture of the insides when I have time.



You can use cable ties top bundle up loose wires.

Here are some guides:

* http://www.techwarelabs.com/guides/misc_mod/cablemanage...

* http://www.modders-inc.com/modules.php?name=NDHow-To&op...


Below is a guide by Moto on sata cable management:

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ok, i couldnt find a spare sata lead, but follow this guide and youll be good.

hold one connector onto your pen/stick,


Holding it firmly, start to wind the cable round the pen, keeping it fairly tight,



once done, pull it tight and if you have time, tape it up like that on the pen and leave overnight,


5 minute job, but you get the idea of what youll end up with,

have fun
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June 10, 2010 7:40:08 PM

idunnolol said:
Oh, ok. I guess its normal. My card goes up to 80C after 3-4 minutes of furmark so it should be fine.


Hey idunnolol..i was just having some issues with my XFX HD-577X-ZNFC Radeon HD 5770..(80c-90c on load).
If all the above suggestions won't work for you (probably they won't),try this:

Replace thermal grease if there is any with MX2
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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June 10, 2010 7:40:50 PM

Now on load i get 68-72c max
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June 11, 2010 3:55:23 AM

Making cables into coils may not be a good idea as the coils through which electric current flows create magnetic fields around them, possibly affecting some other components close to them.
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June 11, 2010 6:42:33 AM

Got a few degrees cooler after turning one of my intakes into an exhaust. Will follow the cable management guide too. Thanks all you guys for your help.
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June 18, 2010 8:30:12 PM

Best answer selected by idunnolol.
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