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Old July 29, 2009, 07:39 PM
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I just bought a new computer a few days ago. I have a GTX 275. Is it normal for it to get really hot when your playing a game like crysis? I downloaded a temp program, and it said the GPU ws at about 72C. Should i be conserned about that or is that normal? Its only when its doing something demanding. Even in the time it took to type this, with crysis minimized, its down to 55C. Thanx
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Old July 29, 2009, 07:52 PM
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That looks normal, though I can't say for sure since I don't have Crysis.
My gtx275 can get over 80c at times when folding or benching (77c as I type this... it's folding away happily... fan @ 80%).
What is your fan set at?
If it's on 'auto' it won't speed up past 40% until the GPU hits 80c.
Download EVGA Precision if you don't have it already and try turning the fan up a bit while gaming and see if that helps lower temps.
You could just leave it though as it doesn't look like you have a temp issue, but I pretty much always set the fan to at least 50%-60% while I game... auto sucks!

Check out the gtx275 roundup HWC did a little while back...
GeForce GTX 275 Roundup (Gigabyte, EVGA, MSI, Sparkle, BFG)

Here's the section on Heat&Acoustics...
GeForce GTX 275 Roundup (Gigabyte, EVGA, MSI, Sparkle, BFG)

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Old July 29, 2009, 08:19 PM
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get an aftermarket cooler if you dont like temps
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Old July 29, 2009, 08:24 PM
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thats very normal, my 9600GT does 55 idle and 70 load. BOOO, woe to me!!!
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Old July 29, 2009, 08:29 PM
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yeah that is a pretty normal temp, i have one of these card and mine runs about the same temp on crysis warhead.
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Old July 29, 2009, 08:30 PM
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Your temps are fine. Your GPU can reach 100C and still be fully functionnal. Simplay raise the fan speed to 55-65%, and call it a night.
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Old July 29, 2009, 08:35 PM
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where does it start getting to the point where it moight do some damage? Its gotten up to 83C as far as i know
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100C+. Below 90C is not a problem.
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1. Download and install Precision
2. set-up some "profiles" in Precision to "beat the heat"

for example, I have 3 Profiles set-up:
1. Fan speed 50% - for regular Web surfing / email / word processing etc
2. Fan Speed 60% - most games
3. Fan speed 80% - Crysis, Cryostasis

I don't use Auto Fan speeds at all. Since installing my 3rd GPU I have to ramp up all 3 Cards to 90% Fan (in this heat..28c in my Comp Room) and still peak at 80c!
Load Temps on all 3 Cards
GPU 1: 78c (Top Card)
GPU 2: 80C (middle Card)
GPU 3: 76c (bottom Card)

I have seen 80 - 83c occasionally when the Comp Room is hot and playing FEAR 2 intense scenes...no worries at all!
You can always pull your side cover off and point a room fan at the innards

Will be nice (for gaming) when things cool down....I'm away at work now so the ole Rig is sitting "off" ;)
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