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How hot should Palit GTS 450 1gb DDR3 run at ??

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June 5, 2011 9:21:28 PM

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Just recently installed Palit GTS 450 1gb DDR3 runs 30 deg C and quiet when idling but running crysis 2 fan gets very noisy and seems to reach 80deg C , is this normal or am i likely to be damaging the rest of the system ??

Cheers Kev :sol: 

(Ps used GPU-Z to check temp.)

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a b U Graphics card
June 5, 2011 9:25:47 PM

The GTS 450 is not like the GTX 470 and 480, where they have extreme temperature spikes, but 80 is not TOO bad, though here: http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/geforce-gts-450-gf1... it states that their high temperature load is about 73 degrees.

If your card is is dusty, then it should be somewhat normal to have 80ish.
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June 6, 2011 9:31:56 AM

Thanks for replies

Was just a bit concerned as older Dell Pc with not a lot of room inside, which is why i needed this single slot type unlike the double slot with air vent.

Q Would it be worth me taking off the next blanking plate on back panel to allow more air in or does that mess up the flow???

Cheers Kev :sol: 
a b U Graphics card
June 6, 2011 9:58:27 AM

You're in normal temps there. As greghome says, be sure to get good airflow through your case. Intakes one end, exhausts the other, so you get a consistent direction of flow. Also download MSI Afterburner to manually set the fan speed to a more aggressive curve. This will result in more noise, but your GPU will stay cooler. Though NVidia cards mostly have their cooling set just right.
June 6, 2011 11:16:05 AM

Thanks for replies


Cheers Kev :sol: