Hey guys, im new to these forums and am not really sure what i can say to ask for help so ill put it as bluntly as possible. So firstly i bought a new graphics card for my machine and im constantly watching it via MSI afterburner always watching its usage and such, but since i got it "just over a week ago now" ive been seeing it heat up alot more, first time i got it the heat levels would hit 57 deg C, now its hitting up to around 70 deg C. Im not a huge tech head and am not sure really what to do, ive ramped up the GPU's fan to 80% of its speed, "it gets loud.. but that doesnt bother me as i use headphones". Ive not overclocked it as i havent a single clue how to do it so will not touch it at all. most of the time im on game the GPU usage will hit ~99% "it usualy sits there without any frame rate issues" ive done a bit of tampering with the settings in my Nvidia control panel, "only touched the things i know about such as anti-aliasing".
My pc specs are.
AMD motherboard A76GMV
CPU AMD Athlon II x2 260 3.2 GHZ
GPU is an MSI Geforce GTX 550 TI cyclone II OC edition, "factory overclocked"
PSU is a Novatech powerstation 500W ATX 2 modular
Im really not sure if this is actualy an issue or such, i have no extra fans, the only fans are the CPU GPU and PSU fans.
As said i dont know if the heat is an issue or such, but i do get somewhat worried when i hear the fan ramp its self up so high, and then looking at the heat the 68-69 deg C worries me more. As i also noted ive ramped the cards fan up to 70-80% my self, to see if that helps, it seems to but i just want to clarify everything is ok, and what should the max ramping be on the fan?. Thanks guys hope you can help me.
It's already an overclocked card so i dont think you'll push a 550ti to far, but to help cool things, having a case with good airflow will help lower temps with a good fan at front, one at back and one at top of case would be cheap way to cool things down