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Acceptable GTX 470 temps under load?

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Last response: in Graphics & Displays
October 7, 2012 2:40:11 AM

I have a GTX 470 in a BTX case (Dell XPS), stock fans.

Under load, (Playing Sniper Elite 2 max settings, 180~ FPS, Continent of the Ninth maxed settings for a few hours) card was at 82 C. I was concerned until I read that the GTX is made to run at high temperatures.

Anyway, I took most of the internals out, dusted them, compressed aired the entire case out, reinstalled everything and put a new large fan right underneath the GPU. At idle I'm now at 39 C (was previous 45~ C). Now underload it's at 77-78 C so there's some progress.

Just want to know though, is this really a safe operating temperature?

I've owned it for awhile but I've never really looked at the temperatures until recently

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a c 566 U Graphics card
October 7, 2012 2:54:43 AM

NVIDIA's specified maximum GPU Temperature is 105°C for the GeForce GTX 470.

Here are some temperature measurements from reviews of some GeForce GTX 470 cards:

ASUS GeForce GTX 470 (Core Clock: 607 MHz, Memory Clock: 837 MHz) Temperatures:
Idle: 48°C
Load: 91°C
Load + OC: 91°C

Palit GeForce GTX 470 Dual Fan 1280 MB (Core Clock: 607 MHz, Memory Clock: 837 MHz) Temperatures:
Idle: 47°C
Load: 88°C
Load + OC: 89°C

MSI N470 GTX 1280 MB GDDR5 (Core Clock: 608 MHz, Memory Clock: 837 MHz) Temperatures:
Idle: 46°C
Gaming: 90°C
FurMark: 93°C
VRM: 93.6°C

EVGA GeForce GTX 470 Superclocked+ 1.28 GB GDDR5 (Core Clock: 625 MHz, Memory Clock: 850 MHz) Temperatures:
Idle: 40°C
Load: 79°C
October 7, 2012 4:11:47 AM

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nI guess I couldn't have asked for a better answer
September 18, 2013 1:55:37 AM

I'm also a noob so if anyone want to correct me on this please do.

So it;s now less than a year from this thread, i bought a used PC recently with dual SLI (enabled) and noticed the TEMP issue. Then I've found MSI Afterburner. I play games with a slight OC with the fan's up at 70-80% (fan does get a little loud but gpu stays cool), and the TEMP stays stay under 70C.

Idle Temp is just under 50C.

Games: Black Ops 2(works fine), Final Fantasy XIV (runs hotter) with OC setting as follows:

Default Core Clock/Shader Clock: 608MHz/1215MHz
OC setting CC/SC: 737MHZ/1215MHZ

Some one mentioned on other threads of how hot this card can handle, and you can find the specs for this Card, nvidia website "max Temp=106C."

Hope this helps