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Should my Twin Frozr II get this hot?

#1IceWindRyuPosted 7/24/2012 8:00:09 PM(edited)
I bought this card because I heard it has great cooling, but usually, it's in the 80's. Hell, it even goes into the 90's sometimes while playing Arma II, and that's not even at max settings.

Is there something wrong with mine or something? I'm really worried

EDIT: Oh, and when I say usually at 80, I mean when I'm playing games. When I'm just on the Internet or whatever it's usually at 40 and below
#2Advanced_Koko8Posted 7/24/2012 7:43:22 PM
Which card did you exactly buy?
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#3IceWindRyu(Topic Creator)Posted 7/24/2012 7:48:56 PM
Advanced_Koko8 posted...
Which card did you exactly buy?


*searches for box*

I can't find it, and I can't even remember.

I'm pretty sure it was this one, though: http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127565
#4IceWindRyu(Topic Creator)Posted 7/24/2012 7:57:20 PM
Bump

fast board tonight ;D
#5arleasPosted 7/24/2012 8:05:59 PM
From: IceWindRyu | #003
I can't find it, and I can't even remember.


Sounds to me like something is defective or there's a ton of heat in your system to begin with. If the inside of your computer case is hot to begin with, a fan isn't going to be able to do as much to cool it down.

Dust out the computer, maybe leave the case open on the side so you can see if the extra ventilation is helping.

I had a Twin frozr GTX460 and at no time did my card ever get hotter than 60C, but my room temperature is 80F or lower and my computer isn't dusty...
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#6IceWindRyu(Topic Creator)Posted 7/24/2012 8:09:56 PM
arleas posted...
From: IceWindRyu | #003
I can't find it, and I can't even remember.


Sounds to me like something is defective or there's a ton of heat in your system to begin with. If the inside of your computer case is hot to begin with, a fan isn't going to be able to do as much to cool it down.

Dust out the computer, maybe leave the case open on the side so you can see if the extra ventilation is helping.

I had a Twin frozr GTX460 and at no time did my card ever get hotter than 60C, but my room temperature is 80F or lower and my computer isn't dusty...


Yeah, my PC is pretty dusty now, and I did a pretty crappy job with the wiring job. I'll open it up tomorrow and see what I can do.

I'm just really nervous to do anything with my PC, I can't beilive I actually managed to build it without breaking it first...
#7Tha_DegeneratorPosted 7/24/2012 8:39:27 PM
Dust will ruin computers. You should be cleaning it out often. If your fans are clogged with dust, you're going to burn out your computer.
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#8link510Posted 7/24/2012 8:47:06 PM
Yeah, dust really kills. even just a bit of dust in the heatsink heats things up. That and poor airflow = hot parts. Get the wiring out of the way, you'll need good case ventilation because the twin frozr dumps the heat into the case
#9thaandieselPosted 7/25/2012 1:40:11 AM
fortunately for me, the first card i killed due to dust was a 6800ultra. i would cry if i learned on my gtx470 :(

the obvious things, be sure to clean it out sometime. are the fans still spinning?
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#10IceWindRyu(Topic Creator)Posted 7/25/2012 9:42:26 PM
So I cleaned it out today, and played a little DayZ today just to test it out.

My max temp was about 75! So yeah, it's a lot better.

My question is, is it safe to use the compressed air to clean the fans on the GPU itself? I didn't do that because I was worried dust would blow into the GPU itself and screw it up or something. Plus, it's kinda hard to clean out the fans when they're pointing down