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Semi active or active cooling?


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Feb 6, 2019
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I wonder if it's okay to use active cooling on modern cards, such as RTX series, as i get up to 40 °C when passive and 33 °C in active.
Sep 10, 2016
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Riverwood, Skyrim
System Name Storm Wrought
Processor AMD Ryzen 7 3700x @stock
Motherboard Gigabyte X570 Aorus Pro WIFI m-ITX
Cooling Be Quiet! Dark Rock Slim, CM MasterFan Pro 120 Air Balance, stock 200mm fan
Memory G.Skill Trident 2x8GB 3600MHz 16-15-15-35
Video Card(s) Gigabyte GTX 1080ti Aorus Xtreme Edition
Storage Adata XPG SX8200 Pro 1TB, Samsung 850EVO 500GB, 2TB Seagate Barracuda, LG Blu-ray drive
Display(s) Samsung UJ590UDE 32" UHD monitor
Case Silverstone TJ08B-E
Audio Device(s) Onboard, HD 599 cans
Power Supply Corsair RMx 550
Mouse Rapoo (can't remember the model number)
Keyboard Rapoo v56
Benchmark Scores Look in the various benchmark threads
40c is perfectly fine with passive, and will cause no issues with the card what so ever.