Hey guys, so I got my MSI GTX 580 Xtreme edition; which by the way is freaking amazing! But I'm getting idle temps around 46-51. Ionno if its my case but its weird cause other websites are getting idle temps around the 30 degree celcius mark.
97C is the rated max temp. Many things factor into idle temps. High ambient temps, poor circulation and ventilation in the case can all add up. Mine hover in the 30s at idle, but can get to the low 90s when at load. The OC on that card might make it a little hotter when idle too. What does HWmonitor give you for a max temp after gaming?
Hey ubercake, sorry for the late reply. But I re-applied arctic cooler paste to it cause I was getting paranoid lol. Didn't help that much.... So I'm guessing its just my room and the case cause its abnormally warmer in my room than the rest of my house.
But after playing FEAR 3, which only used 90% of my GPU; which I find weird, my max temp was 70. Idle still around 48.
But ya my fan also never hits 100%. At most I think it went to 80% using afterburner settings for fan speed.
Thanks for the help
Don't compare your temperatures to a reviewer who is running on a completely different system, with likely better airflow. Also keep in mind that your card is overclocked, massively, and the Guru3d review was at its factory speed. Mainly be concerned about temps above 92c, but at load you are running in the 70's, which is what I would expect on a Twin Frozr III cooler. It's summertime, at least where I live, and these things tend to run a little hotter when it's warm outside.