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Is my gtx 550ti running too hot?

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September 4, 2012 7:34:39 AM

My GTX 550TI runs at around 40c idle and after playing Black Ops for about half an hour, the temperature was 67c. When I stress tested with Furmark however, the temperature reached 90c. When I turned the fan on max, it went down to about 85c. Is it running too hot?

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a c 104 U Graphics card
September 4, 2012 8:29:15 AM

No, it's fine.
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a b U Graphics card
September 4, 2012 8:42:31 AM

90C peak is extreme; even my old 8800GTS never went that high and that thing was a freaking furnace.

How's your case cooling?
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September 4, 2012 9:40:34 AM

I suppose my case cooling could be better... I have no case fans, cable management isn't too much of a problem I don't think, all my cables are at the bottom. I've read that hot air rises, and there are unblocked ventilation holes at the top. And it is a mid size tower,not a very big case at all.
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a b U Graphics card
September 4, 2012 11:06:30 AM

No case fans at all?? As in none?
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September 4, 2012 7:41:55 PM

yep. none. I used to have one, but the connectors on it were awry, and after turning the computer on for the first time, the cord melted.
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a b U Graphics card
September 4, 2012 7:55:49 PM

Your temps are normal for a case with no airflow.

Guarantee if you through a couple of fans in it will drop your Stress temps by about 10c
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a c 198 U Graphics card
September 4, 2012 8:42:14 PM

I would add some fans. I've got an Antec Sonata with close to no airflow except for 2 case fans. One blows hot air from the hard drives into my graphics card and one is connected to my H60 watercooling. My 460 never goes above like 75C.

Do you have MSI Afterburner or EVGA Precision to change the fan temperature?
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September 4, 2012 9:10:04 PM

yeah I do. and it does work to lower it a few degrees, but if I put it to 100 it is LOUD. I have a spare case fan on me, so would putting it on the side of the case help?
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a c 198 U Graphics card
September 5, 2012 12:14:33 AM

I would rather have it on the front for intake or on the rear for exhaust. Also, clean the dust out of the card with a can of compressed air. That should help as well.
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a b U Graphics card
September 5, 2012 12:15:48 AM

get a normal fan and put it by your computer or something! Please grab an exhaust fan to push all that hot air out, and cool air will naturally find its way in your case.
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a b U Graphics card
September 5, 2012 6:58:10 AM

Intake fan at the bottom front to suck in cold air, exhaust fan at the top rear to pull out hot air. This is the minimum I would recommend for any PC with a discrete GPU. Fans front and rear create a nice airflow through the case and will lower your temps significantly. A single side fan will not help you in this case.
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September 5, 2012 9:25:18 PM

Thanks. My cpu fan actually points out the back. Would putting a fan in the back be a waste of time? the fan in the bottom front is the broken one. and from what I see it's not changeable.
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a b U Graphics card
September 6, 2012 6:54:26 AM

Your CPU fan will not create airflow since it blows down onto the heatsink; i.e. if your fan points toward the rear, it is actually sucking air FROM the rear. Unless I misunderstand and the fan is at the front of the heatsink relative to the rear of the case?

Either way, a fan a the back is never a waste of time. Most of the hot air will tend to move to the top and rear of the case, and a fan there will help get rid of it.
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a c 104 U Graphics card
September 6, 2012 10:57:22 AM

BeastLeeX said:
get a normal fan and put it by your computer or something! Please grab an exhaust fan to push all that hot air out, and cool air will naturally find its way in your case.



Like http://cheezburger.com/6502609408 ?
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September 6, 2012 7:57:23 PM

Thanks! I feel stupid for not realizing how cooling fans work... never really researched it or found anything out about it.
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September 7, 2012 8:39:52 PM

After putting in a case fan, There's a bit of a difference normally, but when I turn it to 100%, my temp doesn't go past 75 in furmark, compared to not doing much of a difference before I had this fan in.
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a c 104 U Graphics card
September 7, 2012 8:46:10 PM

Thats nice and your normal temps, also under load were ok anyway, so no problem.
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September 7, 2012 8:49:29 PM

thanks for the help guys :) 
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