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Nikit07
18-03-2013, 08:18 PM
Hey all!
My GPU has been reaching temperatures of 83c. Is this safe? My PC has like 5 fans in it but it still gets that hot >.< Should I be worried?
Thanks!

stratex5
18-03-2013, 08:41 PM
Which GPU have you got?

Slankydudl
18-03-2013, 08:46 PM
older GPU's can handle heat much better than modern ones.

icow
18-03-2013, 08:58 PM
560ti isn't exactly old. Have you checked it isn't full of dust? Beyond that there isn't much you can do about it apart from checking the fans on the card are actually running, re-applying thermal paste or sending the card back for an RMA.

Chilling_Silence
18-03-2013, 09:06 PM
^^ I'm with icow. Make sure there's ample thermal paste, clean out all the dust, and make sure there's good airflow in your PC. If you've got a small case, ensure the cables aren't blocking the airflow, and perhaps chuck another fan in to extract that hot air.

dugimodo
19-03-2013, 07:33 AM
You may be able to adjust the fan speed in the Nvidia control panel, 83 is ok for something like a furmark stress test but is a little high if it's doing it while gaming. It's within limits though I'm fairly sure. Also modern cards tend to ramp up the Fans and throttle the GPU if it gets too hot so it's unlikely to get damaged in the short term but running hot will shorten it's life. That said I had one card (first release asus HD4850 not NVidia but just an example) that ran those sort of temps all the time and lasted years without failing - replaced it when it got too slow but it was still working fine.

Nikit07
19-03-2013, 08:58 AM
My GPU is pretty dusty because the top of my case is open as you will see here: http://www.cmstorm.com/en/products/chassis/enforcer/
Thanks for assuring me that my GPU is safe from burning up horribly :P

pablo d
19-03-2013, 09:09 AM
http://www.geforce.com/hardware/desktop-gpus/geforce-gtx-560ti/specifications

Thermal and Power Specs:
Maximum GPU Temperature (in C) 99 C

Nikit07
19-03-2013, 05:08 PM
Oh great! I have no reason to worry :D thx guys

Richard
19-03-2013, 05:26 PM
I'd still be checking for windblown dust and dirt.

Agent_24
19-03-2013, 06:04 PM
You should definitely try to keep it as cool as possible. The cooler you keep it the longer it will live.
Just because they say it can handle 99 degrees doesn't mean you should actually let it get that hot. 83 is not far off.

Since you said it was pretty dusty, then that's your problem. Just clean it out. Simple.

skeptile2
19-03-2013, 09:21 PM
plus, if you buy cans of compressed air, just like WD40 but air instead of oil, THEY'RE SO MUCH FUN.

Slankydudl
19-03-2013, 09:45 PM
A rule of thumb is every 10c cuts the life of the GPU by half, so keeping it a cool as you can is defiantly a good idea.

Richard
20-03-2013, 10:26 AM
plus, if you buy cans of compressed air, just like WD40 but air instead of oil, THEY'RE SO MUCH FUN.

Could be fun to spray it with WD40 too. Should be much faster afterwards.

dugimodo
20-03-2013, 10:49 AM
Cans of air are overpriced in my opinion. I bought a cheapo vacuum cleaner from bunnings for $60 that came with a wall mount bracket and an extra long hose with various nozzles and a blower option. It's not that great of a vacuum but it really shifts the dust on blow.

Agent_24
20-03-2013, 12:16 PM
Could be fun to spray it with WD40 too. Should be much faster afterwards.

Faster when you throw it out of the window after it goes up in smoke.