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Windows 7: GTX 970 overheat

22 Dec 2015   #1
Cris1

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GTX 970 overheat

My Zotac GTX 970 AMP Extreme Edition is overheating going over 60C in the main menu of the game. I determined its temp by Zotac Firestorm. The game that I run is Dying Light, I have 2 fans one at the back and one at the bottom. If I ignore the temp my case would get hot I have examined the video card and the fans if there was any chunks of dust, there was none. Help!


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22 Dec 2015   #2
linnemeyerhere

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Cris1,
As far as I understand normal GPU temps are always higher than the cpu and only a real concern if above 80c when highly stressed. You may want to add another intake fan or exhaust fan if you have open spots? Or you can look to add higher performance fans to get more air flow.
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22 Dec 2015   #3
Cris1

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Well there's 2 more fan spots at the front specifically the grill. Can you suggest any budget fans that improves airflow?
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22 Dec 2015   #4
linnemeyerhere

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I'm a Noctua man but budget they're not. Look for Corsair, Cougar or Bitfenix.
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22 Dec 2015   #5
Cris1

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

I launched the game again and it reached over 68C this is the actual game itself not in the main menu, is there something wrong?
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23 Dec 2015   #6
RoasterMen

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Maybe because the menu has graphical scenes which causes the card to work like during gameplay.
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23 Dec 2015   #7
Cris1

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Maybe, but my settings are in the profile of "Balanced" which means 50% Performance and 50% Quality. This still puts my card temp to 60C+
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23 Dec 2015   #8
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Are you turning your GPU fans up before you even start gaming ?

I always do.

Adding more fans will get rid of the heat, but your card is still gonna get hot no matter what, that`s normal. The GPU does a lot of work during gaming.

That`s one of the reasons I got away from those types of cards. I don`t want heat from my video cards getting pulled up and through my CPU radiator, that makes no sense to me at all.

Some of todays GPU fans don`t even start to spin until the card hits 60, 60 is nothing to worry about.

Add as many fans as you can to the case, I recommend Corsair LED SP`s

Corsair has destroyed their site, but here is the link.

Air Series SP140 LED Green High Static Pressure 140mm Fan
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23 Dec 2015   #9
Cris1

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Do you have any recommended fan curves? I heard that fan curves help alot when gaming.
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24 Dec 2015   #10
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

I don`t use fan curves, I just raise my GPU fan speed to 60/70/80 %

Precision X will do it on it`s own, but I don`t let it.
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