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Gigabyte Windforce 3x GTX 770 - high temps

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  1. litwicki24

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    HI all. Today i installed new GPU: Gigabyte Windforce 3x GTX 770. All programs works ok. No crashing . Asic is great 97%. Boost is 1267mhz on auto. But i am worried about temps.

    Max temps are 79-81 in 3dmark 13 and 79 C in Unigine 4.0 . Auto boost is on 1267mhz but when is 80C then goes to 79C with 1254mhz boost. That tems are not too high? All on default . Unigine 4 at least is no crashing now at that card. But i am worried now about temps. RMA and change to another example? . But damn those temps.


    In the network, meet people, for which the temperature above 70C or even 61C is not rising. Shocked
    maybe my card is defective ... ?


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    1.What is your ambient temp?
    2.Try setting a more aggressive fan curve as that cooler remains quiet even at higher speeds.
    3.What are the temps under gaming?
     
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    Gaming and benching , going to 80C and then 79-80C always.
     
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    Noisy? if not - all okay
     
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    1. No your card works fine your temperature might be high but it is in the spec.
    2. What you could do is take the cooler of and put some new Termalpaste on it and test again. (Might Void Warranty )
     
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    Your GPU is factory overclocked almost 200 MHz. I have a stock clocked GTX 770 with similar cooler and I hit 75C in Valley or Heaven, so going to 80C overclocked is what you can expect. As I see it, your card is perfectly balanced performance/noise wise and just 1 degree celsius below throttling point :D
     
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    But when i hit 80C boost is downclocking from 1267mhz to 1254mhz and 1241mhz . So its not okay?
     
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    Watercooling or it didn't happen! Written on my galaxy.........
     
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    Oh, in that case you just need to adjust the fan curve using msi afterburner or evga precission. You should look to hit 66% of fan speed before you hit 70C or so, like this:

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    But there is some guy with 65C with 1254mhz on the same Windforce 770. So why i have 79-80C with 1267mhz? Can i rma then card or change?
     
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    There is nothing wrong with the GPU. It is throttling back because of the temperature, but it's not a bad temperature. Gigabyte isn't going to do an RMA because it doesn't overclock as well as you want it to.

    How's the airflow in your PC? Keep in mind that unlike reference coolers, it's not shoving the hot air out of the back of your chassis, it recycles it, so your case needs to have decent airflow. Without it, everything is going to run warmer.
     
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    Case is ok.
    Cooler Master Centurion 590
     
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    If you have only the stock fans, you may need more exhaust fans to help get the heat out. Something worth considering.
     
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    Don't rma it, you'll get something with a lower asic, possibly even a refurbished. Definitely keep the card! Remount the cooler with new thermal paste. Its probably a bad thermal paste job from the factory. The windforce cooler is excellent on my 7970, I don't get above 60 with any game and 65 with a benchmark, I bet its the thermal paste. I have read nothing but good things with all the windforce models when it specifically comes to temperatures.


    Different type of GPU cooler and AMD but I had similar issues with a brand new 7850 last year. With XFX approval, I had to remount my 7850's XFX double dissipation fan and it lowered temps by 15*C!
     
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    Since the card is brand new, you could go to the retailer that sold it to you and demand the change - it's still early enough for no questions asked replacement.
     
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    I check Metro Last Light. And my boost is decreasing from 1267mhz to 1210mhz with 80C. This is not normal i think? Why to 1201mhz?

    Can somebody explain this? For me its too high from 1267 to 1201 ?
     
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    Maybe the cooler isnt mounted correctly?
     
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    Is mounted ok.
     
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    did you remove and remount the cooler?
     
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    could be from fan, thermal paste, how tight between hsf and gpu
    if it doesnt crash or doing unusual things, it means your card is ok just from cooler
     
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    The thermal paste has dried out on my 6870s a number of times. The reference card seems to dry out slower than the TwinFrozr does though. I would get some new paste and remount the GPU cooler if it doesn't void the warranty. I would not give that GPU away.
     
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    I dunno about that, I used to run reference 6970s and the thermal past was bone dry - It was literally like dust when i removed the cooler. Not sure about my TwinFrozr's though temps are still pretty exceptional. Minimum 21'c highest 61'c so I havent felt the need to put fresh thermal paste on it
     
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    It very well could depend on the GPU. It's also worth noting that my TwinFrozr is the primary GPU in my rig and more often than not, the second GPU goes into low voltage mode and barely makes any heat. I've also had my 6870s for a while now. I ordered the reference card the day that the 6870 came out. At the time it was a beast, not so much anymore. :p

    Either way, I still think that changing the paste is still a good idea anyways.
     
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    OK but why on Crysis 3 most of the time,clocks are downgrading from 1267mhz, 1254mhz, 1228mhz, and 1210 mhz and even to 1201mhz? Why from 1267mhz to 1201 on 80C?
     
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    That's just how boost works. The lower the temperature the more juice and higher frequency it will give you. If it goes over 80 it throttles back a little bit to keep the GPU from going over 80.
     

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