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Windows 7: GPU at 70 C temp while playing a game

18 Jul 2016   #1
SimeonSisko

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
GPU at 70 C temp while playing a game

Hello. Is it normal for the temperature to be at 70 C while playing a game? And the GPU core at 100% workload ? I was playing the Witcher game, which requires 8 ram. So does the ram have anything to do with the GPU temps and workload, or this is normal while running a game.. ?


GPU : Nvidia GeForce GTX 980
RAM : 6 gb
CPU : Intel Core i7 950

Here is an image.

https://postimg.org/image/ecoa4nl5d/

BTW i took this image after i closed the game thus the 0% video engine...


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18 Jul 2016   #2
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi,
Not sure I've always use a custom fan profile using msi afterburner,
https://gaming.msi.com/features/afterburner

But yea the default for these silent cards does show a silly default temp like that you can as said use a custom fan profile to lower it.
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18 Jul 2016   #3
SimeonSisko

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I'm not sure if i should adjust the fans on my own ... don't want to screw something up. I would like to provide more information on this if it's needed though , just give me some suggestions ... and ty for replying
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18 Jul 2016   #4
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi,
Just install afterburner and see what it shows,
Here's mine
All that is left is to save that profile,
GPU at 70 C temp while playing a game-msi-settings-fan.jpg


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18 Jul 2016   #5
winnseven7

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SimeonSisko View Post
I'm not sure if i should adjust the fans on my own ... don't want to screw something up. I would like to provide more information on this if it's needed though , just give me some suggestions ... and ty for replying
I don't know how demanding the witcher game is . I play Crysis in the summer and temps stay below 60C. Don't depend on the Nvidia driver to regulate proper fan speed. I also use afterburner as thrash suggested to OC gpu's and set fan speed. Don't worry you will hear the Vid cards fans when set to 100% and you won't screw them up. heres the MSI link with features/tutorials & downloads v4.2.0 . https://gaming.msi.com/features/afterburner
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18 Jul 2016   #6
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SimeonSisko View Post
I'm not sure if i should adjust the fans on my own ... don't want to screw something up. I would like to provide more information on this if it's needed though , just give me some suggestions ... and ty for replying
It`s hard to mess anything up.

Just turn up the fan to 60 or 70% before gaming, and then just reset it to defaults when you`re done.
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19 Jul 2016   #7
RoasterMen

Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
 
 

Temperature also vary depending on location.
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19 Jul 2016   #8
SimeonSisko

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ThrashZone View Post
Hi,
Just install afterburner and see what it shows,
Here's mine
All that is left is to save that profile,
Attachment 389693


Here it is. I took this image while the game was not running.
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19 Jul 2016   #9
SimeonSisko

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by AddRAM View Post
Now just turn off Auto by clicking on it, then drag the fan speed bar to the right and set it where you want it.

When you`re done gaming, just click Auto again.

To answer your question, it is perfectly normal for a graphics card to reach 70 degrees while gaming.


This is after i played the game for about 15 minutes.
So before i start playing the game i should set the fan speed ? What number do you suggest ? 70-80 % fan speed ? Ty for replying ,appreciate it.
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19 Jul 2016   #10
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Now just turn off Auto by clicking on it, then drag the fan speed bar to the right and set it where you want it.

When you`re done gaming, just click Auto again.

To answer your question, it is perfectly normal for a graphics card to reach 70 degrees while gaming.

But if you turn up the fan speed, the temp should drop a bit.

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