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GTX 670 temp issues, need advice please!

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November 13, 2012 7:41:17 PM

Hey everyone,

I recently (2/3 weeks ago) built myself a new rig. I went with a EVGA GTX 670 FTW edition graphics card which overall I'm really pleased with!

However, over the last couple of days I've noticed that it's been idling at temps around 40-50 C, whereas before it wasn't going above 30C! The temps under load haven't really changed atall, as before I'm getting no more than 71/72C max during a heavy gaming session on games like Empire: Total War and Saints Row 3. Which after looking around the internet for a bit seems perfectly normal for this card.

I went ahead and created a custom fan curve in Precision X which is keeping the fan working at between 10 and 20 more than the GPU temp. This does seem to have made a bit of difference but even so I don't understand why the temps should have suddenly jumped like this?

Any advice would be appreciated! Thanks :) 

Spec:

Corsair 300R case
Dell 1920x1080 monitor
Asus P8z77-v Mobo
Intel i5 3570k CPU
Corsair H60 CPU cooler
8GB Corsair Vengeance 1600Mhz
EVGA GTX 670 FTW
Corsair TX850 PSU
November 13, 2012 7:46:46 PM

Did you by chance turn on the frequency lock in the evga precision X? I did that and my card locked in at 1230mhz and idled crazy high. I turned it off and temps went back to normal.
November 13, 2012 7:54:12 PM

Thanks for the reply. Sorry but I'm new to using precision X, where do I find the frequency lock option?
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