How hot should my GPU be?

Whilst playing and recording Minecraft in full screen with FRAPS, my GPU temperature is about 85 degrees centigrade.
About 10 minutes after quitting the game and recording, my GPU is about 74.
Here are my specs:

Operating System
MS Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1
CPU
Intel Core i5 @ 3.00GHz 52 °C
Sandy Bridge 32nm Technology
RAM
6.00 GB Dual-Channel DDR3 @ 665MHz (9-9-9-24)
Motherboard
Foxconn H61MXL/H61MXL-K (SOCKET 0) 54 °C
Graphics
SMS22A100 (1920x1080@60Hz)
1024MB GeForce GTX 550 Ti (ASUStek Computer Inc) 75 °C
Hard Drives
1397GB Seagate ST1500DL003-9VT16L ATA Device (SATA) 50 °C
Optical Drives
ATAPI iHAS124 B ATA Device
Audio
Realtek High Definition Audio


What temperature should a GPU be when Idle, when gaming, and when rendering videos?
Thanks!
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  1. Idle around 40, in games 70 - 80.
    Is 74C in idle ?
    How is the airflow in your case, how much fans do you have ?
  2. ^Hey you long time no see!

    Seem like your GPU is well... little bit overheating, 85C at gaming is still an acceptable temperature, but pretty hot. Normal temperature should range from 60C-80C. How is the temperature at idle? (Try monitoring temperatures after a bootup).
  3. Forgot ; congrats on the addict status, you did rise fast ! Junkie !
  4. ^Hey you long time no see!


    Yeah, being smart for a while. :D ( and dumb now again :pfff: )

    Btw ; i always think before i troll ; trolling goes much better then.
  5. I would agree that is on the hot side so I would recommend one of the following:
    * Trying to put more fans in the case.
    * Increase Fan rpm on card when it is in 'overdrive'
    * underclock/downclock the card

    Although how long had you been playing the game for because the longer you play the hotter it will get.
  6. Thank you mate :). How many years are you going to stay here for now?
  7. Till death do us part . . .

    No, just now and then i think, it's costing me to much gaming time :lol: ( + i can't do it at my job anymore, got fired :ouch: , not because of that btw )

    Anyway ; way off topic, sorry.
  8. refillable said:
    ^Hey you long time no see!

    Seem like your GPU is well... little bit overheating, 85C at gaming is still an acceptable temperature, but pretty hot. Normal temperature should range from 60C-80C. How is the temperature at idle? (Try monitoring temperatures after a bootup).


    at idle its around 60
  9. zcoot said:
    I would agree that is on the hot side so I would recommend one of the following:
    * Trying to put more fans in the case.
    * Increase Fan rpm on card when it is in 'overdrive'
    * underclock/downclock the card

    Although how long had you been playing the game for because the longer you play the hotter it will get.



    literally goes to like 80 within 30 seconds of me loading the game
  10. Seem like overheating... did you check your airflow in your case?
  11. if there is no way you can add any more fans to the case, one thing I would suggest is removing the current thermal paste on the gpu and replacing it with a higher quality one, I did this and knocked almost 20 degrees off my load temps XD
  12. davedavidson1987 said:
    if there is no way you can add any more fans to the case, one thing I would suggest is removing the current thermal paste on the gpu and replacing it with a higher quality one, I did this and knocked almost 20 degrees off my load temps XD


    Which GPU was this because if that works I am listening because i have some really good thermal paste.
  13. Gosyboy said:
    Whilst playing and recording Minecraft in full screen with FRAPS, my GPU temperature is about 85 degrees centigrade.
    About 10 minutes after quitting the game and recording, my GPU is about 74.
    Here are my specs:

    Operating System
    MS Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1
    CPU
    Intel Core i5 @ 3.00GHz 52 °C
    Sandy Bridge 32nm Technology
    RAM
    6.00 GB Dual-Channel DDR3 @ 665MHz (9-9-9-24)
    Motherboard
    Foxconn H61MXL/H61MXL-K (SOCKET 0) 54 °C
    Graphics
    SMS22A100 (1920x1080@60Hz)
    1024MB GeForce GTX 550 Ti (ASUStek Computer Inc) 75 °C
    Hard Drives
    1397GB Seagate ST1500DL003-9VT16L ATA Device (SATA) 50 °C
    Optical Drives
    ATAPI iHAS124 B ATA Device
    Audio
    Realtek High Definition Audio


    What temperature should a GPU be when Idle, when gaming, and when rendering videos?
    Thanks!
  14. well mine runs idle at 34c and when playing gta 5 it run 41c I have a turbo 2 heat sink on my radeon hd 4850 special edition which shouldn't run the games I'm running on high and ultra
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