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April 15, 2011 3:04:30 AM

Hello

I have a GTX 570 that is installed in a small XPS case. I am building a computer.

When I asked about good gpu temps I was told but it was in Farenheit. What is a safe operational temp in Celcius?

The MSI afterburner I am using to moniter the temp is in Celcius.

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April 15, 2011 3:07:08 AM

safe operation temp in celsius is at maximum 70 but you should average around 55 with the 570 under load.
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April 15, 2011 3:29:41 AM

wato69 said:
safe operation temp in celsius is at maximum 70 but you should average around 55 with the 570 under load.


Timop said:
theoretically they can take 97c, but in real life, 80 is the max you'd want on load.

But, this would help you more I suppose: http://lmgtfy.com/?q=farenheit+to+celcius&l=1



Thanks I will keep it around those temps max.
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April 15, 2011 3:33:31 AM

yeah no problems....you can set the fan speed on the card with msi afterburner as a percentage....i think it goes up to 70 percent but yer you just un-check auto and you can adjust slider to your desire...really handy when Overclocking a card.
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April 15, 2011 4:27:02 AM

Computer temps are usually discussed in Celsius. Not sure who is using Fahrenheit.

A good way to gauge your card temps is by looking at review sites. They typically have a temp chart. Tom's doesn't seem to have one for the 570 review, but Anandtech did. Under load playing Crysis it hit 82C. Running FurMark 88C. According to Nvidia's site the MAX GPU temp is 97C.

http://www.anandtech.com/show/4051/nvidias-geforce-gtx-...

What I take from this is typical heavy game temps will be low 80's, 80-84C for heavy GPU games. For benchmark stress tests I would expect high 80s, 85-89C. Anything over these temps I would start to be concerned. Just remember this is on a completely stock cooled card. These may vary depending on how the manufacture sets the fan profiles or if it has an upgraded cooler. Some are more aggressive than others in this area. So if one person has an ASUS and says, anything over 75C is bad because I never go over that, might not apply to someone that has an EVGA with a less aggressive fan profile.

I tend to set my profile manually and be a little more aggressive at higher temps. I am using MSI afterburner as it has a nice fan adjustment.
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April 15, 2011 10:49:59 AM

you're fine until you reach 80s, when you hit 'em i'd turn the fan speed on
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April 15, 2011 4:04:33 PM

Keep cranking the clock speed up a little at a time till the video card starts making crackling noises, then back off the speed a bit =D
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April 15, 2011 4:27:25 PM

wato69 said:
safe operation temp in celsius is at maximum 70 but you should average around 55 with the 570 under load.


Honestly, 70 C seems like a low limit to recommend.

As a data point, my EVGA SC GTX 570 hits aroune 68-70 C while playing Rift. This is in a HAF X case with stock cooling and no manual change in fan speed on my card. I can't see this being an issue personally.
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April 15, 2011 5:48:53 PM

macheras said:
Honestly, 70 C seems like a low limit to recommend.

As a data point, my EVGA SC GTX 570 hits aroune 68-70 C while playing Rift. This is in a HAF X case with stock cooling and no manual change in fan speed on my card. I can't see this being an issue personally.


yeah man...thats just based on my experience....in no way shape or form is it the right answer....but i like to play it safe when dealing with expensive compnents...i have yet to reach 70 degrees celsisus in any game on my gtx 480 under heavy strain while overclocked.....but this is due to my use of the msi afterburner fan controller....sure it makes alot of noise when its cranked up...but it'll prevent the card from over heating in most cases aswell as keep it from hitting 70 degrees. The highest ive gotten on it was 68 degrees.
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