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August 15, 2012 9:12:43 PM

Hey all,
I have:
2x 470GTX
i5 760 @3.4ghz

My temps are:

CPU idle 40C
CPU load 60-65c

GPU idle 45-50C
CPU load 80-90C

These Temps seem high to me, or am i being paranoid?
Thanks :) 

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August 15, 2012 9:15:07 PM

I think its a H50.
a c 109 à CPUs
August 15, 2012 9:15:45 PM

What CPU cooler are you using?
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a c 109 à CPUs
August 15, 2012 9:22:41 PM

So you,ve got water cooling?

That is a high temp for water cooling...

The GPU temp is probably normal i think.
August 15, 2012 9:26:10 PM

yea i have heard the 470 gets hot but when i saw 90C once after playing a game i was shocked haha, I know SLI wouldnt help either.

How can i reduce the cpu temps?
a c 109 à CPUs
August 15, 2012 9:30:01 PM

You could reapply thermal compound...

When was it the last time you cleaned out your comp and how many case fans have you got?
August 15, 2012 9:32:39 PM

i gave it a good clean out a couple of months ago, cleaned out all my filters, fans, heat sinks etc.
I built it about 1.5-2 years ago, does thermal compound go off after awhile?
I have one at the front and back and two on the side panel.
a c 109 à CPUs
August 15, 2012 9:38:21 PM

Thermal compound usually dries up after a long period (usually around 5-10 years).

What orientation are the fans (front blowing in, side sucking out.etc).
August 15, 2012 9:42:08 PM

Front and 2x sides are blowing in, and the back is exhaust.
August 15, 2012 9:44:29 PM

son1c said:

CPU idle 40C
CPU load 60-65c

GPU idle 45-50C
CPU load 80-90C


I'm guessing the second "CPU load" is a typo and should be GPU load. 90C isn't technically dangerous (max temp is 105C for that model), but it is very high. I have 2x hd5850 and my GPU load temp stays below 75C on both cards.

Are the cards touching, or is there a slot between them? What types for fans do they have?

Your CPU temps are fine.
a c 109 à CPUs
August 15, 2012 9:48:02 PM

Have you tried using the two sides as exhausts ?
a c 109 à CPUs
August 15, 2012 9:50:45 PM

The H50 isn't that good of a closed-loop system, so I can't expect it to yield great performance to be honest (VERY thin radiator...something like a 212+ would probably perform better).

@ OP, what is your ambient temperature? And is there any dust build up in the radiator?
August 15, 2012 9:51:53 PM

Yea that's a typo haha sorry about that.

There is a slight gap yea, They Are just the stock fans for the gainward cards, There are two fans per card.
August 15, 2012 9:56:24 PM

The radiator was cleaned out a couple of months ago, by ambient do you mean in my room or actually in my case?

I may try turning both side fans round before re-applying the thermal paste.
August 15, 2012 9:59:44 PM

son1c said:
There is a slight gap yea, They Are just the stock fans for the gainward cards, There are two fans per card.


That's at least part of your problem. That fan style takes air from the front of the fan and exhausts it back into the case. Normally it's not a problem as long as you have proper spacing (1 slot between cards) and case exhaust, but your top card is intaking all of your bottom card's hot exhaust.
a c 109 à CPUs
August 15, 2012 10:04:27 PM

son1c said:
The radiator was cleaned out a couple of months ago, by ambient do you mean in my room or actually in my case?

I may try turning both side fans round before re-applying the thermal paste.


Yes I mean the room inside your room/case :) 

Ambient temperatures = always the base of your CPU/GPU temperature. That is the rule and it can't be broken :lol: 
August 15, 2012 10:32:57 PM

Im looking on speedfan, i cant quite work it out lol, but i think my ambient temperature is about 40ish, does that sound right?
a c 109 à CPUs
August 15, 2012 10:36:36 PM

That sounds more like your CPU temperature, but I'm guessing your room isn't too hot, right? Probably more around 25C-30C ambient may be more realistic. However, your CPU temps aren't too bad so I wouldn't worry.

August 19, 2012 1:07:16 PM

Been doing some tests today, I played CS:GO for half an hour each time and these are the result:

Before:

GPU 1: 93c
GPU 2: 91c

After I took the card's out and cleaned the heatsink/fans up:

GPU 1: 89c
GPU 2: 86c

Then I swapped the 2 side fans to exhaust:

GPU 1: 89c
GPU 2: 84c

So i'm quite happy with these now, and most of all the fans run sooo much quieter!

Thanks for the advice :D 





a c 132 à CPUs
August 19, 2012 1:25:13 PM

mocchan said:
Ambient temperatures = always the base of your CPU/GPU temperature. That is the rule and it can't be broken :lol: 

Rules can be bent with the use of some sort of below-ambient cooling method... dry ice, phase-change, liquefied gas (which is effectively an open-loop version of phase-change), TEC, etc.
a c 109 à CPUs
August 19, 2012 6:11:03 PM

InvalidError said:
Rules can be bent with the use of some sort of below-ambient cooling method... dry ice, phase-change, liquefied gas (which is effectively an open-loop version of phase-change), TEC, etc.

:lol:  good point! Though I was meaning more of a 'normal' cooling solution rather than some of the 'exotic' ones out there.

Below-ambient cooling is something I would definitely want to check out in the future, though :) 
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