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Brand new Gigabyte GTX 560 gettng very hot

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June 27, 2012 3:21:29 PM

I just got this new Gigabyte GTX 560 last Saturday and I put it under some stress test like furmark, OCCT etc and the card gets very hot (around 90C as high as it gets). I'm running stock thermal paste and a stock heastink which has 6 heat-pipe with 2 fans. Iwas hoping not to tamper with the heatsink and just run stock but i'm starting to wonder if it's the thermal compound and if it's low quality with poor heat transfer. What should I do? Go ahead and replace the heatsink with aftermarket or just the thermal paste?
June 27, 2012 3:29:27 PM

My first GTX 560 ti(Nvidia Reference)started running that hot just a week after I got it. Nvidia said it was out of spec and to return it. Said it was most likely bad thermal paste, but I didnt fool with it, just exchanged it.

New one runs 65-70c under load in a case with mediocre cooling at best.
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June 27, 2012 3:48:38 PM

I have been looking at aftermaret coolers because I don't have any that fit this video card and because I would like to have really good temps. It is an overclocked version so maybe I should try running it at stock instead of factory overclocked?
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June 27, 2012 3:54:51 PM

WOW :o  I want that! XD. It's expensive but it might be worth it. I just don't want my brand new video card that beats my old BFG 9600GT OC to go out do to high temps causing problems. I do go to Micro Center allot which has a HUGE area of all types of heatsinks and all types of prices so maybe I can check there?That is where I bought the video card anyways haha.
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June 27, 2012 4:04:53 PM

Yeah. I had a stock cooler on my old 9600GT which only did ok but after replacing it with aftermarket I got 47C full load and 48 if you got lucky (was a good card at the time). I'll think about buying that cooler at Micro Center (if they have it) or if they maybe have something better or about the same as the one you showed me.
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June 27, 2012 4:07:01 PM

I currently have the same Gigabyte GTX560 as you with an Aurora FTC Gaming Case , with only stock cooling and airflow, it runs at 25-30 Degress C at idle and never gets past 65 Degress C on full load. (Playing Crysis 2 for about an hour) I'm not too sure but I think your card is defective
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June 27, 2012 4:14:13 PM

mpheng: It's under furmark that it gets 90C under 1920x1080 with all of the burn in turned on. It does take a few to get to 90C but it gets to 80-85C real fast. It runs fine under Crysis 2 on max but I forgot how to see my temps under games but the heatsink doesn't feel that hot.


recon-uk: I like the Zalman's because back then they used to be the best you could get but very few from what I have seen support a GTX 560. I just checked my idle temps and it is 34C right now
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June 27, 2012 4:23:22 PM

I just hope it didn't hurt the card getting that hot. My old card only got up to 48C or so under furmark so I thought it would be ok to test the cooler.
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June 27, 2012 4:27:25 PM

johndan102496 said:
mpheng: It's under furmark that it gets 90C under 1920x1080 with all of the burn in turned on. It does take a few to get to 90C but it gets to 80-85C real fast. It runs fine under Crysis 2 on max but I forgot how to see my temps under games but the heatsink doesn't feel that hot.


recon-uk: I like the Zalman's because back then they used to be the best you could get but very few from what I have seen support a GTX 560. I just checked my idle temps and it is 34C right now


If it is running games fine I would leave it alone.

I have an MSI 560 and ran that same test but I don't recall temps as an issue. I had an issue of the top card (sli) getting about 10c hotter but I dont recall getting anything near 90c. I have had my top card run bf3 for hours and it does not get past 70c very often. My lower card is 5c cooler most times. Granted I got lots of air coming at my cards (200 intake fan plus a 120 in the hard drive cage pushing air into the cards. I took off a side mounted case fan as it made things hotter as intake and made no differences as outtake.
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June 27, 2012 4:30:57 PM

johndan102496 said:
mpheng: It's under furmark that it gets 90C under 1920x1080 with all of the burn in turned on. It does take a few to get to 90C but it gets to 80-85C real fast. It runs fine under Crysis 2 on max but I forgot how to see my temps under games but the heatsink doesn't feel that hot.


recon-uk: I like the Zalman's because back then they used to be the best you could get but very few from what I have seen support a GTX 560. I just checked my idle temps and it is 34C right now


I just ran furmark for about 10 minutes and my Gigabyte GTX 560 never got past 69 degrees and averaged about 65.
Heres a screenshot of it. http://puu.sh/E4ku
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June 27, 2012 5:01:28 PM

OH...MY...GAWD. Just $20-$30 more for the 2GB version XD. Should I do it? :??: 
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June 27, 2012 5:37:05 PM

I MIGHT go for that card. Is it faster than the GTX 560 in every way?
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June 27, 2012 5:44:10 PM

I really hope my dad goes for it haha. He works real close to Micro Center :D 
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June 27, 2012 5:51:31 PM

I have a 600W power supply with 38A n the 12v rail. Would it be enough? It has like 2 6-pins and 3 8-pins
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June 27, 2012 6:02:08 PM

I would have to bring the supply back too? I can't really because there's nothing wrong with it. :cry: 
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June 27, 2012 6:08:33 PM

How could I get a GTX 480? I can take back the card but not supply. Maybe the would make a deal since I bought it with a saes guy showing it to me to run the GTX 560 I have?
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June 27, 2012 6:12:16 PM

I know but I mean if I brought back the power supply and video card because the guy sold the video card and power supply to me in the store. He showed me the power supply in reference to the GTX 560 so maybe they will take both back? Maybe I can find him in the store and he will rmember me? Haha
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June 27, 2012 6:19:25 PM

I saw how fast the 480 was in benchmarks...wooooow it's fast :o . How cool does the 480 run? My dad said to put some better thermal paste on this card I have now and they won't know if we take it back but I doubt they won't notice.
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June 27, 2012 6:24:23 PM

I can't get it. It takes up to 14 days for a refund...
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June 27, 2012 6:53:26 PM

I'll find the one who doesn't know computers well and say I just don't want it because also it makes my room VERY hot and gets too close to overheating. I hope my dad will do it and that the exchange thing at the store won't have a restocking thing. This is the first time this has happened to me haha
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June 27, 2012 7:19:37 PM

Quetstion. Does the GTX 480 have anything worse on it like by speed than the GTX 560? What about tessellation?
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June 27, 2012 7:25:51 PM

Ok. Now just to see. I was supposed to get a $20 thing instead but maybe he will go for $20 more on a video card that's allot faster and better for the money
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June 28, 2012 12:28:43 PM

Good news. I'm gonna go get the new card in exchange for this card this Saturday :D 
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June 29, 2012 10:26:44 PM

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If you wish to change the stock TIM you can, but be warned that if any accidental damage happens, your warranty is at risk..

This is true for most Nvidia cards, i changed the TIM on my stock 480 and ended up with around 5-10c lower temps.

I got called 'ignorant' and talked crap to because of my power supply -_-. I'm not a computer elitest but I did say I PLANNED on upgrading to a modular PSU when I can get one and my dad wants this one so maybe he'll get me a good quality one for this one? I swear...some people. I changed the heatsink compound and got higher temps 'I replaced it with good paste unlike the thick gum gray stuff it came with'. The heatsink has the actual chip sitting on heatpipes that are flast but have cracks between each one and it's not a flast surface at all.
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