Discussion in 'NVIDIA' started by 1stcowgirl, Sep 17, 2012.
Asus680-DC2O_gets78c on Sleeping dogs.
Its on Extreme Settings,
so, is the 78c ok?
Maybe little high, Try clearing your case??
My 570 with Windforcex3 used to get 82c before i cleared the case, now 76c is my highest
What case are you using btw? Sounds a bit too toasty for an ASUS version of a 680.
Did you OC it, and if so, have you reconfigured the fan profile at all?
My Sys is not OCd.
but im using the 120mm noctua fan for the CPU (could that be the issue?)
(i got 2 more noctua case fans, one in the back for throwing air out, and one in the front for taking air in)
My case is "sharkoon rebel 9 aluminium ATX"
I will try to take the side of the case off and see if there is any change..
this is how it looks like:
Although 78c isnt completely out of range, its high for a DCII card.. case looks pretty good.. lack of air intake maybe?
look at the front, you can see the light coloured intake fan.
The CPU setup is fine, Stock Fan curve is generally a little weak, maybe you have higher ambient temps than most, I wouldn't worry unless you get mid/high 80s.
Download MSI afterburner or equivalent program, Create custom fan curve to ramp up more at higher temps. Be happy and enjoy lower temps with extremely minor fan noise increment
Maybe you are right about the intake .
see this pic, the intake fan is right behind the RED Gskill lable. (so maybe i should take off 2 of the front panel plates?) so the sucking of air will be more easy?
Yep!!! Vents look Blocked!! Remove them for now. If it improves temps, get some foam/dust filter ones
Your CPU heatsink is not running optimally. Pretty sure if you read teh directions, they explicitly state to NOT install in that orientation.
GPU temps are fine, if they aren't, the fa nwil lspeed up to compensate.
ALso, you have teh CPU fan blowing against teh side door, which will divert air form teh hot CPU cooler, nearly directly into the VGA. All things considered, I thin kyou;re doing fine, temp-wise, but yes, there is room for improvement.
I get anywhere between 70c - 75c (jumps up an down).
And my GTX 670 is OC'ed pretty damn high.
I'm using a Corsair 600T Black/White with Window panel.
All I have for intake is a 200mm at 600rpm and a 120mm at 800 rpm.
Extremely quiet, yet quite cool!
so, i searched aroung and found out that alot of 680 users are suffering with high temps running "sleeping dogs).
some say its the game files issue, and other say its the win7 driver\files conflict (or somthing).
and it is true, the GPU gets like this only with sleeping dogs.
the highest temp i saw the 680 gets to, was 63c (think it was skyrim)
Be that as it may, your intake fan can only draw a small amount of air through the little slot that is under your front panel, and (like Dave already stated) your CPU fan is sucking away from your heatsink, not blowing on it. I bet if you removed a few bezels by your intake fan you would see drastic improvements in airflow and temps.
THere is a very simple way to test if airflow is adequate or not, even.
Run with the side panel on. monitor temps.
Run with side panel off, monitor temps
ideally, with the side panel should see the lowest temps, if airflow is ideal. most cases will not be capable.
but if you pull panel off and temps drop considerably, then for sure airflow throug hthe case is an issue. WHether those temps are problematic or not, well, will vary in individual systems.
My cpu fan is not sucking away from the heatsink but blowing the air right on it.
(well maybe i am wrong about this, SO WHAT IS the way you guys sugest the 120mm cpu fan should be? should it blow the air on the cpu heatsink, or should it throw the air out of the heatsink?)
*after monitoring the temps with the side pannel on & off, if noticed only 3-4 Degree of diffrance. (my side pannel got 2 grills, one infront of the CPU, and the 2nd one is beneath the 1st one right infront the GPU).
I will remove the front blocking pannels and see if there is any diffrance (logic say there should be a diffrance.)
that should help.
now for that CPU cooler the fan should be blowing on it, thats how it cools the heatsink underneath. now thing is if you dont have a fan blowing cool air in all your doing is exhausting hot air.
The side of the fan with the sticker is always the side that is blowing. It took awhile for that to dawn on me, too, especially if you are just using your hand to try and feel the air with a low noise fan. The vortex will often times make it feel like the air is moving the opposite way.
If Im not mistaken the Fan Shroud/Housing on the side has the arrows for rotation and direction the fan is pushing air.
Some do, yes.
I have the same card and I am running only a little overclock Speed 1100mhz and ram 6400 so I do not have to turn up fans - It gets to 62 in the Thermaltake Level 10 GT.
Still 78 is nooothing to worry about.
lower temps always help though. Course it depends on Ambient room temperature and if your case has good airflow for that.
That alu version of the Reb9 is clearly designed a bit odd. Normally an alu case is supposed to offer a bit more heat dissipation, but they've crippled that aspect of it by making all the front covers solid, vs mesh like the economy model. No matter how much better alu dissipates heat, if you start off with bad air flow, you're not going to get good temps.
Solid fronts like that are usually found on cases made to be silent, yet it has at least three open mesh fan mounts on the side and top, so it's not going to be too quiet anyway. I would remove the bottom front covers that are in front of the intake fan.
Next I'd place a 120mm fan on the lower two of the optional side mounts to bring cool air in to the GPU, and put a low RPM 120mm or 140mm on the top to exhaust excess heat. At the very least, keep stuff off the top of the case, keep it clean and away from dust as best you can, and try not to place it in a small space that lacks open air as shown in the pic. Doesn't look good, I can hear it screaming HELP!
I've read thermal performance charts on that case with stock cooling and it doesn't fare too well. It's one that needs a lot of help. You're also probably better off with a tower CPU cooler with a fan that faces front to back to avoid pooling warm air as much as possible. Even the CM Hyper 212 Plus that's been going for $20 lately might fare better than the one you're using in a case like that.
ya you could have a 20 dollar case with twin 80 MM fans in front and rear and it would work just fine
Funny you should mention that because my prior case for my last system was a Kingwin KT-424 with two 80mm front fans and one 80mm rear and rubber grommets for the HDD. It was pretty cool and quiet, but it was also alu. It was only about $80 too.
KINGWIN KT-424-BK-WM Black Aluminum ATX Mid Tower ...
I bought the Thermaltake Level 10 GT simply because I like the design a lot. - Its like having a god damn truck in the room I think it is awesome. It costed pretty much money in my currency SEK (Swedish), but for me at least it was well worth it. Pretty silent, not ultra silent, but silent and though the Asus Direct II CU OC series is a pretty long card, I can have a card much longer without issues in the future and that is very nice.
Also that you can mount the radiators so easy that a smashed monkey could do it, makes it a great deal for me.
I run the I7 I2700K at 4500Mhz (1000Mhz overclock on 4 Cores Hyperthreaded=8) with the Corsair Hydro H100 CPU cooler on absolutely minimum speed possible and still not getting more CPU temp than around 48 degress overall after 10 hours intensive gaming in a very warm room. - Still leaving me room for overclock, but then it will make more noise than I like.
Now that you can get a Level 10 for around $230 USD, they don't seem so ultra elitist. They really do have some good design ideas, I just question the aesthetics and the need to hire an automotive company to help with design and bolster sales that initially catered only to the ultra wealthy.
Those are ideas any competent case designer could have come up with, and without looking like an architectural statement the likes of which you see in abstract art galleries. It's strange though that no matter how long even the best case designers ponder a project, they always screw something up.
You'd think with so many people designing SO many cases, at least ONE of them would have come up with a design with no tradeoffs by now.
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