Really hot GPU

By andy06shake
Aug 3, 2011
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  1. andy06shake

    andy06shake TechSpot Maniac Topic Starter Posts: 326

    Its mid summer in Glasgow right now so temps are about the same, 17-20c average. Its 16c outside right now, my front window is open wide and a refreshing cool breeze is blowing through my flat. Idle temps on the GTX570 are 63c(way to high).

    I am running to 24" monitors from the card, could this be the reason its in the 60c/65c range while idle? Im sure i read somewhere Nvidia cards run hot while utilising 2 monitors at different resolutions. my main monitor is set to 1920*1080, secondary to 1680*1050. I have tried running them at the same res but this does not affect any decrease in temperature.

    So my question now is could i be experiencing high temps because im running 2 monitors?
  2. Arris

    Arris TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 4,508   +81

  3. andy06shake

    andy06shake TechSpot Maniac Topic Starter Posts: 326

    Think we have found the problem, idle temp with only 1 monitor enabled is now 39c-43c! A drop of allmost 22c, havent tried gaming yet. Is it possible to set up a macro of some sort(1-2 key strokes) that will allow me to disable/enable my second monitor a the stroke of a key?
  4. Arris

    Arris TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 4,508   +81

    I'd have a look and see if there is any information from EVGA or Nvidia regarding a video bios update or any other fix.

    Quick google shows you can create short cut for enable/disable 2nd monitor - http://www.dual-monitor.biz/2010/06/09/turn-off-second-monitor-on-windows/

    Also http://forums.nvidia.com/index.php?showtopic=187662&st=20
  5. andy06shake

    andy06shake TechSpot Maniac Topic Starter Posts: 326

    I dont have SLI, i only have one card. How do i tell if timings are the same?
  6. Arris

    Arris TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 4,508   +81

    I guess by timings they mean refresh rates.
  7. andy06shake

    andy06shake TechSpot Maniac Topic Starter Posts: 326

    Refresh rate on both monitors is 60 hertz.
  8. andy06shake

    andy06shake TechSpot Maniac Topic Starter Posts: 326

    Even when only utilising 1 monitor the GPU temps are going into the mid 80s(80c-87c). Although this is supposedly acceptable its still way higher than when i purchased the card. I never seen it go above 75c even under extreem load(Crysis 2 1980*1050 all the effects on very high).
  9. Arris

    Arris TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 4,508   +81

    Maybe few degrees can be down to ambient temps, even with windows open etc. the warmer weather we've had recently in Scotland will have an effect.
  10. Leeky

    Leeky TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 4,378   +97

    I've seen about a 10-15'C temp increase on my GPU due to the hotter weather. Especially if the PC has been running all day and I go to game in the evening.

    Normally my HD4870 sits around 68-74'C during peak load gaming. The last couple of weeks due to our humid and hot weather its been hitting 90'C at times. If I game as soon as my computer is turned on its fine, but if its been running all day the heat really builds up, and its well cooled.
  11. andy06shake

    andy06shake TechSpot Maniac Topic Starter Posts: 326

    Leeky, maybe it is the weather then. Also i am running 2 monitors. I have sent an email to EVGA so i might RMA the card and hope they give me a brand new one.
  12. Devyn

    Devyn Newcomer, in training

    Hmm not sure, that's a weird problem, what was the temperature going up to?
  13. andy06shake

    andy06shake TechSpot Maniac Topic Starter Posts: 326

    Ive seen it goto 97/98c, when i havent been watching.
     


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