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HashSlingingSlasher 49 months ago

Hi all, I'll be posting my first completed build soon so I am currently monitoring the temps to post along with it. I'm worried the temps of my MSI GTX 970 may be a little high. It's hanging around 58-59C while doing nothing but running HWMonitor. Keep in mind I do have dual monitors if that makes a difference. Chassis is Corsair 760t. I was very strict about cable management so I think airflow is pretty good.

Also its pretty cold where I am this morning so it's not like the room temp is high either. Am I worrying too much? I just don't want to kill my parts a week after putting things together.

HWMonitor Screenshot: https://imageshack.us/i/f0krJHfxj

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LynxBuilder 1 point 49 months ago

Those temps are HIGH. 1 display is should do it.

pegotico 2 Builds 2 points 49 months ago

its still safe as the threshold temp is 98c but it could be lower

http://www.geforce.com/hardware/desktop-gpus/geforce-gtx-970/specifications

https://forums.geforce.com/default/topic/781831/gtx-970-sc-temperatues/

Do you have the PSU mounted with the fan facing down? If its facing up, the psu will be fighting with the GPU for air...

Also what are your temps under LOAD?

HashSlingingSlasher submitter 1 Build 1 point 49 months ago

PSU fan is facing up. I thought it would pull heat away from the gpu. I'll flip it over and check any changes >.< Thanks for the links.

pegotico 2 Builds 1 point 49 months ago

no, you need to mount the psu with fan facing down, as it will then suck cold air from the outside and run cooler... and the gpu should work cooler also.

HashSlingingSlasher submitter 1 Build 1 point 49 months ago

I thought so :( I'm not sure what to do about it? I turned off 1 monitor and i'm still getting the same temps.

FH100 1 point 49 months ago

What is your ambient/room temp? It looks like something around 30C.

What is most likely happening is that the GPU is being used by a game, raises in temp, fans turn on, game stops, fans turn off at 60C, so it's passively cooling from 60 to room. If you aren't gaming or doing anything at all, and it still rises to 60C while everything is "idle", then there is most likely an issue with the GPU. Or your cooler is blowing hot air onto it.

HashSlingingSlasher submitter 1 Build 1 point 49 months ago

The room temperature may be around that. I have no way to check. Haven't started up any games yet or anything except the browser. I took the screenshot before even opening that. Going to flip the psu and come back with an update.

HashSlingingSlasher submitter 1 Build 1 point 49 months ago

Update: Flipped the psu. So this is right after start up: https://imageshack.us/i/iprsnUgij Then I opened my browser and watched the temperatures for a few minutes. Now its between 56C-57C.

FH100 1 point 49 months ago

For room temp, what is your thermostat set at?

Do you have a bunch of case fans installed and are they all running?

Is it in an odd location that could block airflow, such as under a desk or in a corner?

HashSlingingSlasher submitter 1 Build 1 point 49 months ago

Sorry for the late reply. I hope you can still help me. Thermostat is set at 75F. There's 6 fans total. 2 front, 1 rear 140mm fans that came with the case. I also installed a 120mm fan at the bottom of the case next to the power supply. And the CPU cooler mounted to the top of the case has 2 120mm fans.

The pc is on top of a glass desk and in the corner but there's a good amount of space between the desk and wall.

FH100 1 point 49 months ago

Then yea, that's odd... I have a Asus 970 STRIX and barely reach 40C/104F in a ~70F room when I'm just using two 1080 monitors for basic/non-intensive tasks.

The only things I can really think of that may be a possible source of the issue instead of the GPU are:

  • The fans aren't working.
  • The fans are all on intake, preventing hot air from being easily removed.

Longshot here: Maybe AMD made your GTX 970? I mean, at this point, it seems like there may be an issue with the actual cooling system on the card and you may want to look into a RMA to get a new one.

HashSlingingSlasher submitter 1 Build 1 point 49 months ago

I think you're right about it possibly being the cooling system on the card itself. From my understanding the fans on the Twin Frozr cards are supposed to spin when needed, but sometimes mine start for about 5 seconds then stop. It's doing it right now and i'm only streaming music and typing this. I'm new to the RMA process, is it as simple as sending the card back and getting a replacement?

FH100 1 point 49 months ago

I believe you have to contact the seller, tell them what is wrong and then they start the process. To be honest, I've never had to RMA/return & replace an item that didn't involve just walking into the store I bought it.

Info I just found:

http://www.howtogeek.com/175850/how-to-rma-a-defective-product/

http://www.newegg.com/HelpInfo/FAQDetail.aspx?Module=6