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Old 06-14-10, 12:53 PM   #1
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I have a GTX-285 and I'm sick of listening to the fan all the time. I usually keep it around 75% while gaming because I thought with the auto setting on, the card ran too hot, around 85-90. IS the 85-90 degree temp ok for these cards? You would think that it is since the manufacture sets it that way but man is that hot. What do you guys think?
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Old 06-16-10, 11:34 AM   #2
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Usually 85-90 won't hurt anything except your fingers. My 280s would artifact in the mid 90s. I like 70s better.
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Old 06-16-10, 01:01 PM   #3
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I like it in the 70's too but the card is so noisy. Just worried that @80+ I may be stressing the card too much. However like I said, the manufacture sets it this way so it must be ok.

Thank you for your input.
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Old 09-07-10, 09:33 AM   #4
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Mine run about 65-75 under heavy load. 40's when cruising. I'm not a big fan of anything over the low 80s.
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Get MSI Afterburner and set up a fan profile that only kicks it in high when you need it. I use it on my SLIed EVGA GTX 260's and love the customizable fan profiles, way better than EVGA's software.

My temps are 36c to 43c @while browsing with fans a 40%, after 45c speed steps up by 1% for 1c of rise until 65c it goes to 70% after 70c it steps to 85% but never had either card over 70c even while running composer for 1hr at 1680 x 1050 full screened. My temps are usually about 50c to 60c while gaming.

Of course I understand that you have a 285 which runs hotter than a 260, but you get the idea of the fan profile customization and how it helps in cooling.

Good case airflow and monthly cleaning are necessary too.
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Here's what I use and rarely see temps over 80c.

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Ok cool. I will check that out. thanks again!
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I installed this and it works great! Thanks guys!
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Glad it worked for you. It's a useful app. Did it take care of your noise and temps issues?

I also like the temp displays in the task bar, and if your worried about temps while gaming the OSD is pretty cool.
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