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Windows 7: Graphics card cooling

13 Jan 2010   #1
adt

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 
Graphics card cooling

Hi guys,

I have a GTX 285 and it's running hot (60C when idle, 80+ in games). I have checked the fan and it's working fine. What can I do to make it run cooler? Add a GPU fan? or any other suggestions please.


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13 Jan 2010   #2
RazMan

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Zalman do some good ones and they are very quiet too.
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13 Jan 2010   #3
SlackerITGuy

Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

This is the only one I could find compatible with your card:

Newegg.com - ARCTIC COOLING Accelero XTREME GTX 280 Fluid Dynamic VGA Cooler - VGA Cooling

Just an FYI...

The GTX 285 is supposed to run that hot.
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13 Jan 2010   #4
satchmo

Windows 7 Home Premium 64
 
 

If you want to lower the GPU temperature, a more effective way may be to increase the ventilation over your entire case.

How do you ventilate your case? If you lower the ambient temperature inside the case, the GPU temp would drop accordingly.
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13 Jan 2010   #5
bobkn

Windows 7 Pro X64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by adt View Post
Hi guys,

I have a GTX 285 and it's running hot (60C when idle, 80+ in games). I have checked the fan and it's working fine. What can I do to make it run cooler? Add a GPU fan? or any other suggestions please.
I've played with third-party graphics card coolers in the past. I have concluded that they are usually a waste of money and time. In particular, finding one that gives improved cooling for the VRAM is difficult. Perhaps things have improved since the last time I tried it (8800 GTX), but I wouldn't hope for much.

The 285 is expected to run hot. (I don't recall where it self-throttles, but I believe it's 120C+.)
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