I'm afraid I have to completely disagree with Dish_Moose. 74 degrees Celcius is 164 degrees f, and is REALLY HOT! I would be very concerned if it were mine. I've never seen mine go above 60 c. At the very least, this will shorten the life of the card. I seriously doubt if it was meant to run at that high of a temp.........I suggest you find ways to lower it. There is a great program from EVGA that is a free download, and it works on most NVIDIA cards. It will give you the ability to control the fan speeds on your GPU. I leave mine set to high speed and it lowered my GPU temp by nearly 20 degrees. I believe it is called Precision X. If you are already using something like that and have the fun running at high speed, then look for ways to move air through your case. make sure it's as unobstructed as possible. Heat rises, so it's a great idea to have a fan on top of your case. U might even want to see if a better fan or heatsink is available for your card. By the way, if you're overclockig this card...STOP! Good luck!
No argument there.......But! That does not mean that it's a good thing! And, heat kills! Making it run as coolas possible is in no way a bad thing......... No offense to you either.......But you could be a little more open minded b4 spouting.
Keep telling yourself that
Proof or it did not happen.
Really depends on how long you run it for... over 5-8 years, it certainly will
That aside, seeing as the OP bought a gtx680, he'll probably change within 5 years, probably in 2 or 3, in which case 75C is plenty cool for the GPU to last... to be honest, to get a modern GPU under 60C under load, you prett ymuch have to run a water loop
GPUs are designed to handle temps up to 90c or so without any issues, even over long term use. Even with top of the line aftermarket air coolers, high end GPUs are going to hit 75-80 under load (and some GeForce cards get much hotter than that even). This is totally normal, and not cause for alarm.
Yes, that all sounds good. All i am saying is that you cannot argue with the fact that "Heat Kills" and that it's just plain "Smart" to try and protect a $500.00 graphics card, if you can. And, that just because the label says it can run at 90 degrees C.......Why would you settle for that, unless there was no choice? Also.....where do you get the 5 or 6 years figure? Is there anything documented to prove that? of, is it an experienced guess? because, if you're right.....i agree with you that a serious gamer would probably get a new card anyway in thet period of time. Most of us want the latest and greatest. But, I have my doubts as to whether or not it would indeed last that long.
GTX 580 will generally sit in the low 80C's while gaming in 3D.
**We have thermal protection mechanisms on all our cards to throttle in an overtempurature situation -- this protects your hardware in the off case something goes wrong. However, we design the cards to operate well under the temp limit, so this is a backup/safety feature, not something you should experience while gaming**
and 3d is harder work for a card, so again, 74'C whilst gaming, not an issue
Heat kills..... so ominous. Wouldn't it be great if gpus ran at 30C - not going to happen. Do you actually know what is hot to electronics/semiconductors? Just because something is hot to the touch for a human in no way means hot for electronics. Read the specs before you start giving info that you don't know anything about. 74C for a high performance gpu is very good certainly if it's crankin' at 99%. Just glad to see there are some reasonable and knowledgeable people on this forum to set misinformed straight. Moto & Recon)
but unfortunately most of the overclocking (and indeed W/c) community don't have the dedication/insanity that Ryan has, and have to endure slightly higher temps (Double Hehe)
but it IS possible
and thank you for the compliment Dish
Nothing to worry about at all.... my laptop gpu is 60º celsius right now and all i'm doing is browsing. It goes up to 92º gaming , like crysis 3 . Maximum is 100º i guess, at least what says in specs.
Saying "heat kills over time " is retarded, heat kills nobody, if the components of gpu don't melt at 90º degrees once they won't melt at 90º degrees after 5 years of use . That's just physics, nothing else. Obviously use will cause other problems and eventually you'll need to change it , but that's with all things i guess.