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New Graphics Card- Case hot under load

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August 24, 2012 1:47:53 PM


I recently upgraded my old 8500GT for a HD7770. Im not sure if this is normal, but my motherboard tempratures are peaking to around 68 degrees as I think the heat generated by the card is raising ambient temperature. If I touch my case when I have been playing a graphically intense game (ie Metro or STALKER) it feels quite warm. There are 4 fans in the system (CPU, GPU, Inlet and PSU outlet).

Is 68 degrees too hot? The CPU and GPU are not as hot.

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August 24, 2012 2:10:04 PM

Not sure what case you have, but would recommend adding another case fan or two. I would imagine the new GPU has blocked, or changed, air flow through the case. Ideally you want intake fan(s) on the front and bottom, then exhaust on the rear and top. You are bringing cool air in (Inlet), but are not forcing hot air out...
August 24, 2012 2:57:07 PM

Not sure what kind of cooler you have currently. If its the stock, then I guess you can look into replacing that. The stock cooler forces air onto the motherboard, and creates turbulance.