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May 19, 2012 10:37:28 AM

Is 85c fine for a GTX580 for long periods of time?. I ask because Witcher 2 gets my temps to 85c and im scared to play it in fear that i might fry/damage my card playing for alot of hours.

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a c 125 U Graphics card
May 19, 2012 10:40:14 AM

Hi

Yes 85C is ok, try to stay below 90C and your GTX580 will be fine.
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May 19, 2012 10:53:19 AM

Thank you for the reply that is a relief to hear. I have another question though, to keep that 85c stable i need 85% fanspeed, my question is, is it okay to have the fan running that fast?, wont it break off or something , come flying out the case ? i dont mind the noise i just want to know if that is good for the card to be running that fast fanspeed for very long periods of times , like 8+ hours
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a c 125 U Graphics card
May 19, 2012 10:58:22 AM

You don't need to worry about the fan, its rated for years of abuse at 100% fan speed, I would just make sure its not full of dust.

How is your case airflow? the reason I ask is because 85% fan speed is quite high to maintain a temp of 85C.
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May 19, 2012 5:59:52 PM

Rustyy117 said:
You don't need to worry about the fan, its rated for years of abuse at 100% fan speed, I would just make sure its not full of dust.

How is your case airflow? the reason I ask is because 85% fan speed is quite high to maintain a temp of 85C.


Its weird because my case airflow is fine,
*all the fans are 2000RPM
2x side panel intakes
2x front panel intakes
2x buttom intakes
3x top exhausts
2x rear exhausts (CPU cooler push/pull)


With all that airflow the card still gets really hot. Dont really know what else i can do to keep it cool, already filled the case with fans, most of em blowing cold air into the case. I think part of the reason its runs hot is because its ontop another video card just sucking all that heat, also it has a stock cooler with just one fan. But yeah inside the case its cool but its not enough to stop that card from heating up crazy, its an EVGA GTX580 SC btw.
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May 19, 2012 8:46:24 PM

Bump, i really need help on this.
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a c 125 U Graphics card
May 19, 2012 9:50:42 PM

Ah right yeah if you have another graphics card ontop its going to really restrict the air flow. So are you running GTX 580 SLI?

Can you space out the graphics cards so there not so close together?
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May 19, 2012 10:01:20 PM

Unfortunately i cant =[, my motherboard is a P67A-UD4-B3 and it only has 2 PCI-E slots, and ontop of that my other GTX580 is a DCUII so it occupies 3 slots, there's only 1 slot in between the cards pretty much.

Do you think it would help if i keep the EVGA one at the buttom instead and have DCUII ontop?, but that way there will be no space between the two, but the DCUII can probably handle it as the cooling is excellent on that card. What do you think?
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a c 125 U Graphics card
May 19, 2012 10:04:44 PM

I can't say for sure, but I think its worth a try, you may aswell give it a go man.
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May 19, 2012 10:11:53 PM

Alright ill give it a try later when i have time. Ill report back with the results. Thank you for the replies though.
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May 20, 2012 10:53:25 AM

Rustyy117 said:
I can't say for sure, but I think its worth a try, you may aswell give it a go man.


Alright i switched the cards and yay the temps are lower and they are actually more similar now. The other card kind idles alot higher now though, it used to be 30c something now its at 40c, but they are both idling at 40c and maxing in the 60's and im completely okay with that. Only problem is the noise has been increased because the DCUII card is following the aggressive fan profile i set up for the EVGA Card. Anyway i can have separate fan profiles for the two?
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May 20, 2012 6:57:27 PM

Rustyy117 said:
Well that's good news! :) 

Yeah you can have separate fan profiles with MSI Afterburner

http://event.msi.com/vga/afterburner/download.htm


Nice!. Thank you very much, you have been very helpful. Now i can finally game without worrying much about temps and such, time to be immersed :D .



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May 20, 2012 7:00:23 PM

Best answer selected by cyborg34572.
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