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September 15, 2012 4:23:51 PM

So i just finished problem with the CPU being too hot on my new build now this. It's turning out to be more trouble then it's worth so far. I just tested my EVGA GTX 680 FTW+ 4GB on the Sleeping Dogs demo with Extreme graphics setting on and the GPU was running at 80C with 59% fan speed. Is that fine? And what's the speed i should keep my fan running at when it gets to 80C? I don't want to decrease the life of my GPU fan already. Also, how hard is it to replace a GPU fan after it fails? Can i just send it back to EVGA and pay a little fee for them to fix/replace it? Thanks for any help.
September 15, 2012 4:36:50 PM

That is fine but would like to see it a little lower. You can try to manually put the fan up to about 85% and that would drop your temps some. Personally, I do not let my cards get over 82, that is when I start to worry.
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September 15, 2012 4:38:03 PM

Replacing the fan is not a huge deal.

BUT.

That card should not be running that hot! Your fan speed should be at 100% at 80C

Are you running Precision X software?
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September 15, 2012 4:42:15 PM

Are you running a multiple monitor setup? From what I can tell, there is no reason for your 680 to be running that hot with that particular Demo, unless your running at higher than 1980 resolution.
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September 15, 2012 4:43:19 PM

GREG0RA said:
Replacing the fan is not a huge deal.

BUT.

That card should not be running that hot! Your fan speed should be at 100% at 80C

Are you running Precision X software?


Yes i am.
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September 15, 2012 4:51:09 PM

Yeah, thats way too high, I dont get temps above 70C on my 670 superclocked running Unigine or 3dmark11.
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September 15, 2012 4:56:16 PM

GREG0RA said:
Yeah, thats way too high, I dont get temps above 70C on my 670 superclocked running Unigine or 3dmark11.


Fan speed?
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September 15, 2012 4:59:47 PM

I have mine set: 0-20C, 20%. linearized to 80C, 100%
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September 15, 2012 5:01:56 PM

get afterburner and set a fan profile arc that has 1% for every 1c and you will see temps drop tremendously
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September 15, 2012 5:07:30 PM

80C is perfectly fine for a 680, especially a reference cooler that is factory overclocked. What seems counter intuitive is that the lower the resolution and easier the game is, the hotter the cards typically get. Higher FPS typically leads to higher temps.

Two monitors play no part in it, as two monitors only affects idle temps.

Reference designed cards will typically be ok with your card reaching nearly 85C before the fan starts to jump extremely high. If you want it cooler, you can use MSI afterburner and adjust the fan profile, but I'd leave it the way it is, or you will have some loud noises from the fan, and possibly wear the fan out sooner.
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