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Old January 8, 2014, 08:06 AM
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Last days I'm getting problems with my Gigabyte GTX550ti.
In any game with any graphic settings my GPU reaches over ~83C - 85C in ~20minutes of gameplay.
At this point I'm starting to get bright framedrops.
I've tried to apply thermal paste MX-2, and blow out dust. It was pointless.
Any more ideas?
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Old January 8, 2014, 08:13 AM
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83-85 degress is really nothing for a GPU. I suggest installed something like Afterburner and adjusting fan profiles.

Aside from that could be air flow issue with the case.
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Old January 8, 2014, 09:10 AM
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I would for sure adjust the fan speeds to higher than its normally set. Sometimes they are too conservative in the Cards BIOS for the Fan profile. Its best to set your own in EVGA Precision / MSI Afterburner.

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I wouldn't be desperately worried about 85c.. If it's too hot for your taste then as said above turn the fan up and make sure your case is supplying it with enough fresh air.

What do you mean by "bright frame drops"? Can you describe it a bit more?
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Old January 8, 2014, 10:00 AM
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I wouldn't be desperately worried about 85c.. If it's too hot for your taste then as said above turn the fan up and make sure your case is supplying it with enough fresh air.

What do you mean by "bright frame drops"? Can you describe it a bit more?
Well, I meant performance drops. Instead of 60fps I get around ~30fps
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Old January 8, 2014, 10:05 AM
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Well, I meant performance drops. Instead of 60fps I get around ~30fps
While that CAN be related to heat.. it could be related to so many other things.
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While that CAN be related to heat.. it could be related to so many other things.
Performance issues appears only when the GPU is above 83C-85C temp.
So I will blame the temp.
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Old January 8, 2014, 11:04 AM
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Performance issues appears only when the GPU is above 83C-85C temp.
So I will blame the temp.
Then do as suggested above and see what happens.
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Old January 8, 2014, 11:21 AM
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What case is it in? Good airflow (fans)? Were the temps high before you replaced the thermal compound?
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What case is it in? Good airflow (fans)? Were the temps high before you replaced the thermal compound?
The case is CoolerMaster Elite 370. It is placed in quite good/open place.
I've opend the case and I was expecting temps. to go down atleast a bit.
After 2-3hours of playing, GTX550ti went up to 90C

>>Were the temps high before you replaced the thermal compound?
I don't know. Can't really tell.

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