Go Back   nV News Forums > Graphics Card Forums > NVIDIA GeForce 200 Series

Newegg Daily Deals

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 06-25-08, 08:21 PM   #1
hell_of_doom227
Registered User
 
hell_of_doom227's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Posts: 1,387
Default I solved GTX280 overheating issue

It's case airflow.

Installed GTX started futuremark and card reached 100C before i hit quit. I didn't want card to reach any critical point. I opened the case and started thinking. Ok, so i moved my sound card to the last PCI slot. It was just under Video card. Grabbed my PCI Slot video card fan (antec blue) and installed under the card. I skipped one slot though to make sure there is room between slot cooler and video card itself. I fired up computer and noticed my idle dropped from 54C to 48C. I ran future mark three times in a row...For the first bench temperature didn't go over 78C . For second one which is more intensive it reached around 86C. For other benches temperature was between 69C and 75C

So yeah...happy gaming....

It looks like this card requires extremely good aircase flow. Also want to mention that my room temperatire is about 102F, no air here and it's damn hot summer...
__________________
System: eVGA x58SLI x16 4Way Classified, Intel Six Core i7 X980@4.00Ghz, 6Gb GSkill DDR3-1600, Tri Crossfire 3xATI Radeon 5870 1Gb, Raid1 - 2xSSD Intel 80Gb X-25M, Raid0 - 2xHDD Samsung 2Tb, Raid1 - 2xHDD Samsung 1Tb, LG Blue-Ray/HD-DVD Player, Silverstone 1100W PSU, Intel Stock Cooler (New One), Thermaltake Xaser VI, LG 27" LCD, Logitech Keyboard G15, G5 Logitech Mouse
OS: Windows 7 x64

35708 - 3DMark Vantage
http://service.futuremark.com/compare?3dmv=2109601
hell_of_doom227 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-25-08, 08:25 PM   #2
Amuro
Newtype Ace
 
Amuro's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Hong Kong
Posts: 3,206
Default Re: I solved GTX280 overheating issue

102F? Damn, you might wanna install some AC unit in your room.
__________________
Lian Li Armorsuit PC-P80 Black | Intel Core i7-3960X @4.3Ghz | Asus Rampage IV Extreme | G.SKILL Ripjaws X 4 x 4GB @1866Mhz CL9 |eVGA GTX 690 Hydro Copper | Cruscial M4 512GB SATA III SSD | WD VelociRaptor 300GB | Samsung Spinpoint F1 HD103UJ 1TB | Pioneer BDR-205BK 12x Blu-ray Burner | Creative x-Fi Titanium Fatal1ty Sound Card | Corsair A1200 1200W PSU

Water cooled by Koolance ERM-3K3UC Cooling System
Amuro is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-25-08, 08:34 PM   #3
hell_of_doom227
Registered User
 
hell_of_doom227's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Posts: 1,387
Default Re: I solved GTX280 overheating issue

It might be even more actually...

After 15 minutes of sitting here you're literally in the water...
__________________
System: eVGA x58SLI x16 4Way Classified, Intel Six Core i7 X980@4.00Ghz, 6Gb GSkill DDR3-1600, Tri Crossfire 3xATI Radeon 5870 1Gb, Raid1 - 2xSSD Intel 80Gb X-25M, Raid0 - 2xHDD Samsung 2Tb, Raid1 - 2xHDD Samsung 1Tb, LG Blue-Ray/HD-DVD Player, Silverstone 1100W PSU, Intel Stock Cooler (New One), Thermaltake Xaser VI, LG 27" LCD, Logitech Keyboard G15, G5 Logitech Mouse
OS: Windows 7 x64

35708 - 3DMark Vantage
http://service.futuremark.com/compare?3dmv=2109601
hell_of_doom227 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-25-08, 09:20 PM   #4
particleman
Registered User
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Posts: 370
Default Re: I solved GTX280 overheating issue

I don't think that solution will work for everyone, when I took my defective card to the store, they didn't even use a case it was just a motherboard in a air conditioned room and furmark still hit 105 degrees in less than a minute.
particleman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-25-08, 09:42 PM   #5
ScBlacksunshine
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Posts: 14
Default Re: I solved GTX280 overheating issue

Quote:
Originally Posted by particleman View Post
I don't think that solution will work for everyone, when I took my defective card to the store, they didn't even use a case it was just a motherboard in a air conditioned room and furmark still hit 105 degrees in less than a minute.
yeah wish it was that easy too, mine is overheating with room temp at 70 and open case, Furmark 100+ with artifacts....
ScBlacksunshine is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-25-08, 09:59 PM   #6
hell_of_doom227
Registered User
 
hell_of_doom227's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Posts: 1,387
Default Re: I solved GTX280 overheating issue

My room temperature is 114F.

The game i tested so far

UT3 75C max - played for 30 minutes
Crysis 89C max - played for 60 minutes
Fuel Of War 85C Max - played for 25 minutes

First time i installed before i adjusted my case fans hit 100C after a minute of playing Crysis.

I guess hot air got trapped but when i moved my sound card, installed pci slot cooler and flipped window fan to blow outside, the whole picture changed. I also notice that hot air from northbridge directly blow hot air to back of GPU chip itself. What a bad design by Nvidia.
__________________
System: eVGA x58SLI x16 4Way Classified, Intel Six Core i7 X980@4.00Ghz, 6Gb GSkill DDR3-1600, Tri Crossfire 3xATI Radeon 5870 1Gb, Raid1 - 2xSSD Intel 80Gb X-25M, Raid0 - 2xHDD Samsung 2Tb, Raid1 - 2xHDD Samsung 1Tb, LG Blue-Ray/HD-DVD Player, Silverstone 1100W PSU, Intel Stock Cooler (New One), Thermaltake Xaser VI, LG 27" LCD, Logitech Keyboard G15, G5 Logitech Mouse
OS: Windows 7 x64

35708 - 3DMark Vantage
http://service.futuremark.com/compare?3dmv=2109601
hell_of_doom227 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-25-08, 10:03 PM   #7
Lfctony
Registered User
 
Lfctony's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2003
Location: Larnaca, Cyprus
Posts: 4,152
Default Re: I solved GTX280 overheating issue

Man, I'm glad you fixed your problem. But I wish it was only that simple...
__________________
Fafnir: Intel Core 2 Quad 6600@3.2Ghz|eVGA 780i SLI|PNY GTX480 |Kingston DDR667 4096MB|WD Black Caviar 500GB|Seagate SATA 250GB|Seagate SATA 200GB| Seagate SATA 160GB|OptiArc AD-7173S DVDRW|Nec 3351 DVDRW|Creative X-FI XM|LG Flatron W2261V|Logitech X-530|Thermaltake Armor|Amptac 850W SLI PSU|Logitech G9 Mouse|Xigmatek HDT S-1283 CPU Cooler|Windows 7/FW 257.21

PS2 - Wii - Xbox - Xbox360 - PSP - GC - PS3 Owner

Boycott Starforce...

Quis Custodiet Ipsos Custodes?
Lfctony is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-25-08, 11:33 PM   #8
hell_of_doom227
Registered User
 
hell_of_doom227's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Posts: 1,387
Default Re: I solved GTX280 overheating issue

Well not really. Crysis got a bit intense, and i just see temperature going like crazy up to 102C. It's time to RMA this....
__________________
System: eVGA x58SLI x16 4Way Classified, Intel Six Core i7 X980@4.00Ghz, 6Gb GSkill DDR3-1600, Tri Crossfire 3xATI Radeon 5870 1Gb, Raid1 - 2xSSD Intel 80Gb X-25M, Raid0 - 2xHDD Samsung 2Tb, Raid1 - 2xHDD Samsung 1Tb, LG Blue-Ray/HD-DVD Player, Silverstone 1100W PSU, Intel Stock Cooler (New One), Thermaltake Xaser VI, LG 27" LCD, Logitech Keyboard G15, G5 Logitech Mouse
OS: Windows 7 x64

35708 - 3DMark Vantage
http://service.futuremark.com/compare?3dmv=2109601
hell_of_doom227 is offline   Reply With Quote

Old 06-25-08, 11:57 PM   #9
Dreamingawake
*BANNED*
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Posts: 806
Default Re: I solved GTX280 overheating issue

hm, i dunno you might be onto something there..

i just got a new case today and boy does it ever make a difference.

max load in crysis now 70-75, and i can barely even hear my case fans it's just an
amazing difference to the one i had before..

and what's even better is that my fps went up substantially as well, perhaps
because the card is no longer throttling back due to high temps..

crysis looks just beautiful at 1680x1050 with 16xAA, dx9 with the dx10 tweaks enabled.

*Drool*

it never dipped or chugged once, even in large firefights.. and everyone
over at the evga forums was flabbergasted i got a 280 with such a 'weak'
processor..

anyway, all i know is there are QUITE a few reports of high temps with
the 280's so it's just gotta be the way they are.. I doubt that many
bad eggs could slip through quality control.

when i first got my card it overheated, shut my pc down ect. too.. but
troubleshoot troubleshoot troubleshoot and im a very happy gamer..

it's cool to be able to see the inside of my case too
Dreamingawake is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-26-08, 12:05 AM   #10
Lfctony
Registered User
 
Lfctony's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2003
Location: Larnaca, Cyprus
Posts: 4,152
Default Re: I solved GTX280 overheating issue

Quote:
Originally Posted by particleman View Post
I don't think that solution will work for everyone, when I took my defective card to the store, they didn't even use a case it was just a motherboard in a air conditioned room and furmark still hit 105 degrees in less than a minute.
Dreamingawake, take a look at the quote above... It's not an airflow issue... Another user even used a floor fan and it still overheated...
__________________
Fafnir: Intel Core 2 Quad 6600@3.2Ghz|eVGA 780i SLI|PNY GTX480 |Kingston DDR667 4096MB|WD Black Caviar 500GB|Seagate SATA 250GB|Seagate SATA 200GB| Seagate SATA 160GB|OptiArc AD-7173S DVDRW|Nec 3351 DVDRW|Creative X-FI XM|LG Flatron W2261V|Logitech X-530|Thermaltake Armor|Amptac 850W SLI PSU|Logitech G9 Mouse|Xigmatek HDT S-1283 CPU Cooler|Windows 7/FW 257.21

PS2 - Wii - Xbox - Xbox360 - PSP - GC - PS3 Owner

Boycott Starforce...

Quis Custodiet Ipsos Custodes?
Lfctony is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-26-08, 12:10 AM   #11
particleman
Registered User
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Posts: 370
Default Re: I solved GTX280 overheating issue

Also if it were an airflow issue, exchanging my card for another one would have had no impact. Instead not only did my replacement card run 20 degrees cooler, it didn't overheat and throttle (if the overheating cards didn't throttle they would go well beyond 105 degrees).

My defective card ran at 105 degrees with throttling.

My replacement card runs at 85 degrees no throttling and the same case.
particleman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-26-08, 12:13 AM   #12
Lfctony
Registered User
 
Lfctony's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2003
Location: Larnaca, Cyprus
Posts: 4,152
Default Re: I solved GTX280 overheating issue

Quote:
Originally Posted by particleman View Post
Also if it were an airflow issue, exchanging my card for another one would have had no impact. Instead not only did my replacement card run 20 degrees cooler, it didn't overheat and throttle (if the overheating cards didn't throttle they would go well beyond 105 degrees).

My defective card ran at 105 degrees with throttling.

My replacement card runs at 85 degrees no throttling and the same case.
Ditto!
__________________
Fafnir: Intel Core 2 Quad 6600@3.2Ghz|eVGA 780i SLI|PNY GTX480 |Kingston DDR667 4096MB|WD Black Caviar 500GB|Seagate SATA 250GB|Seagate SATA 200GB| Seagate SATA 160GB|OptiArc AD-7173S DVDRW|Nec 3351 DVDRW|Creative X-FI XM|LG Flatron W2261V|Logitech X-530|Thermaltake Armor|Amptac 850W SLI PSU|Logitech G9 Mouse|Xigmatek HDT S-1283 CPU Cooler|Windows 7/FW 257.21

PS2 - Wii - Xbox - Xbox360 - PSP - GC - PS3 Owner

Boycott Starforce...

Quis Custodiet Ipsos Custodes?
Lfctony is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
NVIDIA Responds to Reports of Kepler V-Sync Stuttering Issue Rieper NVIDIA GeForce 600 Series 13 03-03-13 10:56 PM
Intel's Ivy Bridge Core i7 3770K Overheating Issue Detailed News Archived News Items 0 05-16-12 10:40 AM

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:46 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.1
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright 1998 - 2014, nV News.