Hey guys, im running x2 ati 5770s and im having trouble getting there tempature down when im gaming. when playing crysis im getting up to about 95, starcraft 2 about 89, and World of warcraft about 85. This is with the fan speed at 100% through CCC. IM pretty convinved I need to install some sort of gpu cooler but I dont know what or how i would even go about installing one. Also how much damage can i cause by playing crysis at 95? it runs fine im just worried about the temp so i dont play it. I know these cards are meant to handle up to 100 but it still worries me.
Ok so i tryed pulling it out of my computer desk seeing as it is kinda confined and than i pulled the side panel off. It seemed to be running a lot cooler. It was peaking about 83 while playing crysis. Im not entirely sure if that would have gone up if i keep playing. i than keep it out of the my desk but put the side panel back and it got all the way up to 91 and than after putting it back in the desk it stayed mostly the same maybe a bit hotter.
Also to answer your question. Yes it has a front fan and no i have not dusted it with canned air, but ive only had it for 2 weeks.
Im not enitrely convinced its my case but it seems to point in that direction for sure. So where do i go form here? and if its at 91 is it bad to be running it at that?
Since pulling the side panel off made a difference in the temperature, you know that the airflow in your case is obviously not optimal. Try routing wires so that they are nicely bundled and off to the side so they arent blocking the airflow too much. You also might want to swap your fans for a couple of higher CFM scythe fans to get more air moving faster so it spends less time heating up in the case.
I also got 5770s in crossfire and 3rd additional intake 120mm fan on the side panel definitely helps, my temps never go above 85 with fan speed on auto. U can mount it using little screws than come with the fan.
Since the side panel off helps, I would next get a side panel fan, mount it on the hole that is most directly above the graphics cards and use it as an intake to get more cool air there. Probably that will be enough.
Yes man i had the same issue when i got my second card, but 3rd fan fixed this problem. And yes u got it totally correct - just mount it next to your cards. Take a look at this fans its actually 2-pack but its a good deal and what is very important these fans r very quiet, they got nice blue LEDs too http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...