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muckshifter

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... when it hits 100c


So, I have, along with a few other forum members, recently upgraded me video card to a nice new Asus nVIDIA 3D GeForce GTX 560 Direct CU II Graphics Card OCed, BG, GT, IT and whatever go-faster-monograms they care to come up with on the end.

The main reason for my upgrade was, my old 9800GT overheating, I knew when it was too hot in the one game I play, LoTRO, (unshelfish plug) as the artifacts and wavy lines told me to, cool it down a bit. :rolleyes:

It arrived, on time, next day, that's yesterday, or was it Wednesday?, in the bigest box I've ever seen a GC shipped in ... I thought, this in't gonna fit inside me PC ... it was 3' x 2' x 4" no kidding, and, not very well packed. Good job the GC box itself was, and that was big. :lol: nice box Amazon, sure you not got a bigger one? :lol:

Anyway, fitted, no bother, PSU has the correct power connectors (2 x 6 pin) & juice to run the card. Actually forgot I got this cheap 650 PSU in here, think I bought it 'cos the 9800 needed a six-bit molecular nuclear power connector.

Minimum Recommended System Power 500 (W)

Booted up first time, Windows, or nVidia, promptly started "installin" the same drivers I already had, and so had to reboot. :rolleyes:

Was pleasantly surprised to actually "see" a little difference in quality of picture ... I have a few thousand pics on the PC that cycle through every 10mins, never see the same one twice in a day. :D

What I was pleased to see was the temp readout on me 'GPU Observer gadget' was @ 25°C ... I say, that'll do nicely, thank you very much. Couldn't wait to try out in game.

Oh, ouch! 47°C ... what the F lippin eck? that's no better than me 9800 ... actually got to 59°C at one stage, although I didn't get any artifacts or wavy lines I was a bit shocked ... as soon as I went to desktop, alt tabed, the temps dropped PDQ, phew!

That was yesterday, didn't play game for to long, had other things to do ... so, today I did a bit of testing and a bit of Mr Google research on the std temps of a 560GTX ... I have a twin-fan model of the 560GTX, is one reason I chose this one, quieter & cooler, it certainly is quiet.

I was, however, quite concerned to see such a big jump from idle to load ... 20°C is a lot of heat in such a short time ... I have, however, found out that the max working temp for the design specifications are 99°C ... and, according to what I've read, I shouldn't be surprised to see my temps hit 70°C and, still be one of the coolest card on the market this year, according to AnandTech. :cheers:

One thing more I learned from this morning readings, is, nVidia did it again, revamping an older graphic card is becoming a norm ... the 560 is in effect a 460, rebadged. :rolleyes:


Oh, and in-game ... WOW!! ... no, not 'world of wannabees' idiot adults, but a good improvement over the old 9800GT ... before LoTRO loaded, it told me that I had a DX11 graphics card and would I like to use DX11 :lol: err, yeah, sure :thumb: the frame rate is especially good, not to mention the water, shadows, flowers, armour, horses, scenery, building, mountains, oh heck, ok, it's all a lot more realistic. :lol:


So, how hot is your card?

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New cards get hotter than old ones dont they. Dont panic you can start to worry if it hits 70 and up. ;)

My 580 hits around 80 running OC'ed by me at 850 on the core, It idles at about 40-45 depending on room temp. Which is perfectly fine by the way.
 

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My 560 is about 42C idle, but I've not had a chance to stress it in a game yet - need to wait for the weekend to give it a full test as I didn't have time to play a game last night. Can't wait to try MW3 on it :D
 

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So...come on then give us some screenies of LOTRO in DX11...PRETTY PLEASE!!
hehehe, ok, will see what I can do ... DX11 is only partly implemented, the change I see in the water is a good example, especially when moving through it.


Been playing for about 10mins and I'm about to rip the card out ... I'm quite deaf these days, but the fan/s on this thing are far worse than the 9800 screamer, and, me bloody desk is vibrating. :confused: :confused:
 

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Set up a custom fan profile with MSI Afterburner?
 
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My 580 idles at around 29c-32c but in game it soon shoots upto 65c+ though the fan is still barely audible! It doesnt take much for such an increase!
 

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Set up a custom fan profile with MSI Afterburner?
err, not being funny, but to do what ... increase the fans to make more noise, or turn them off?

I do have Asus' version of Afterburner, if I can figure out how to start it, or even where it is located. :rolleyes:

My 580 idles at around 29c-32c but in game it soon shoots upto 65c+ though the fan is still barely audible! It doesnt take much for such an increase!
I made a mistake, I bought an Asus card, it was the two fans that attracted me, but I have double the noise. :mad:

[edit] found the program, it's ASUS SmartDoctor, got it running on 'smart cooling' and while the fans seem to be running at a higher RPM, they be tolerable. Wonder if it is underclocking as well. :lol:
 

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Nah not Asus Smart Doctor, MSI Afterburner. :)

http://event.msi.com/vga/afterburner/download.htm

You could try setting up a custom fan profile with it so it kicks in faster and keeping it cooler, may help....

Like this...

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Nah not Asus Smart Doctor, MSI Afterburner. :)

http://event.msi.com/vga/afterburner/download.htm

You could try setting up a custom fan profile with it so it kicks in faster and keeping it cooler, may help....
... is exactly what the ASUS SmartDoctor does, so I is using it, especially as it is tailor made for their cards. :)

At least it's not vibrating the whole desk. :lol:
 

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Your choice, but i've tried Smart Doctor, and tis pants compared to MSI AB. ;)
 
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We souldn't need to mess around with software to make the card work as intended. :rolleyes:

all I had to do was press one button, and it be doing a good job ... I ain't happy with this card tho ... this is the only game I play, well, 'ntill GW2 or Wildstar hit the streets, I may even still be around when they do. :)
 

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Thats odd as i thought the Direct CU II were supposed to be very quiet, even at load....
 

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My Asus ENGTX 460 TOP Direct CU runs pretty cool and quiet. :D

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Top pic surfing, bottom pic ten minutes of Call of Juarez , room temp 22 C . :dance:
 

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With temps/cooling like that why arnt you pushing that little 460 a bit harder!? 800+ on the core easy tbh. ;)
 
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With temps/cooling like that why arnt you pushing that little 460 a bit harder!? 800+ on the core easy tbh. ;)

Never needed to for the games I have been playing. Also been a bit busy.

Now winter is coming I'm going to set up me SLI and tweak a bit to get the best set up for some newer games.

I'm also going to try and build a case that I wanted to a year ago but never got around to. :lol:
 

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Thought you was playing Metro 2033? That needs as much grunt as you can throw at it! lol
 
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My 470GTX hits about 61C when benching. :D

Of course im also using a aftermarket cooler.
 
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