I think I'm experiencing pretty high temps on my newly bought Zotac 670 AMP! card.
My whole system is running on stock settings including CPU, GPU, RAM, etc...& no change has been made to fans or anything. No OC'ing as well.
I just got this new gaming rig 2 days back! My config is in my sig.
So I installed the Win 7 64bit disc & ran Furmark to find that my temps shooted high instantly to 85C after about 2 minutes into the "Burn in benchmark 1920X1080, 15min" with AA set at 4x. Settings are set at default.
Anyway, I noticed the temps went upto 84-85C in about 2 mins or so into the benchmark & stayed there all the way through & never went any high above 85C, ever!
No windows updates, service packs or any fix has been installed thus far as I just wanted to make sure that my system is fully stable & working fine. The GPU Driver version is 301.42. I have installed all the latest divers off the net for the hardware in my system including cpu, gpu, sound, lan, etc.... I also have dotnetfx 4.0 & vcredist (64 & 32 bit) installed but no security & update fix from windows update have been applied yet!
Could I have a faulty card??? I just bought it new 2 days back along with the rest of my rig!!
Plz help, how can I make sure my card is faulty or not?? What tests do I run?
Is there anyway to know for sure?
I'm pretty sure 85c is still acceptable with a GPU, as long as you don't go above 90c. Plus benchmarks really take your GPU to an unrealistic level. Try some actual gaming with some graphic intense games (BF3, Skyrim, Metro 2033, Aliens vs Predator, Max Payne 3 etc.) and see how you do there, that's really the only way you can tell. In my opinion nothings wrong!
GPU-Z 0.6.4 shows the card idling at a constant 38C on desktop & i ran crysis 2 @ extreme gfx settings without dx11 & hd res texture pack, got 75C about steady on full load & never got above that! Always stayed 75C throughout & played it for about 10 mins.
yeah, increase and create a custom fan profile(as long as you dont mind fan noise in exchange for a cooler card)
Hmm...interesting i increased the fan speed manually with afterburner to 75% & there was hardly any change in temps! I heard the fan's spinning loudly..it was very audible but no change in temps??? It remained at 75C constant on full load in crysis 2
I took the GPU out of the system but didn't really find anything wrong/out of the ordinary with the card! I looked pretty carefully at the screws & the card itself; they seem pretty well fit but i could easily be wrong.
Anyways I ran the exact same "Burn in benchmark 1920X1080, 15min" like always with furmark with the case's side panel open & this time i only got to 80C max after the whole 15min test was complete.
Sorry I couldn't read & reply, been very busy these days
Does anyone have any clue on which model/brand/type screwdriver i need to buy to open the cooler of the Zotac 670 Amp ??
I tried all the screwdrivers in my home & none of them fit the size.
People I need input on what type of screwdriver to get from the store!!!
I'm sure I can do it, I have quite good experiences with PC hardware but need to know what screwdriver model/brand/sizing/type to get for this particular job?
I took out the cooler using a screwdriver, applied fresh thermal paste & screwed the 4 screws back in to put the cooler back together with 2 metal washers in between every screw (total of 8 metal washers used) just to make it even more tight!
Everything is perfectly fine & dandy now! Never touched above 65C on full load in some of the most demanding of games running for a few hours : )