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2022/06/22 12:00:31 (permalink)

 
Are these temps too high? I have a RTX 3070 XC3 Ultra. I believe MSI afterburner is incorrectly reading the fan % so refer to the RPM listed. 100% fan speed is around 3300RPM. Every review I see online the card doesn't go over 67c, usually well into the mid 60s. Mine usually sits around 72c, but on cyberpunk and intensive games its around 78c. Game in the photo is cyberpunk 2077. My case is Corsair 570x with 6 LL120s at 900-100RPM 3 intake 3 exhaust. With the front panel and filter off temps on my GPU drop by 3c give or take.
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    Re: Does my card run too hot? 2022/06/22 12:44:05 (permalink)
    That's a little warm, but not really into "concerning" territory, I don't think.
     
    The airflow on that case doesn't look terrible, even though they put glass in front of the fans. It looks like they did try to make it half-way decent with enough gaps to move air through, but 900-1000rpm fans pulling against glass might not do as much as you need it to. Have you tried turning your case fans up a little? 
     
    Another thing to consider is that when reviewers do GPU reviews, they're usually in climate controlled rooms with an open test bench. What does it idle at?

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    Re: Does my card run too hot? 2022/06/22 12:49:48 (permalink)
    Perfectly fine. A little warmer than usual but there is a lottery when it comes to temps, power consumption, etc.

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    Re: Does my card run too hot? 2022/06/22 13:20:59 (permalink)
    Your ambient temp is the key.  If your ambient temp is warmer than the others that could also lead to slightly higher temps.  You could try and raise the fan speed a little on your case fans since that temp drop you have based on removing the glass front has that big of a difference.  Are you also using a AIO for your CPU?  If so where is it mounted and are the fans supporting it intake or exhaust?
     
    I also assume you have the gpu mounted in the horizontal position but if you vertical mounted the gpu you might want to check on how much clearance you have from the side panel to the fans on the gpu.  Some cases don't have enough clearance for the gpu depending on the mount you used. 
     
     
    Also have you tried increasing your case fan speeds to see the impact on your overall temps?  Noise verse temperature reduction is a common balancing theme for users.  Lower noise with reduced rpm of the fans usually see higher temps.  Are you also comparing XC3 results or are you comparing yours to the FTW3 models?  The radiators for the gpus are different so temps are also different as well.  
     
    Cyberpunk is a very demanding game.  I can see higher temps in games like that even if you drop graphic settings unless you limit frame rates.  

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    Re: Does my card run too hot? 2022/06/22 18:30:45 (permalink)
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    Are these temps too high? I have a RTX 3070 XC3 Ultra. I believe MSI afterburner is incorrectly reading the fan % so refer to the RPM listed. 100% fan speed is around 3300RPM. Every review I see online the card doesn't go over 67c, usually well into the mid 60s. Mine usually sits around 72c, but on cyberpunk and intensive games its around 78c. Game in the photo is cyberpunk 2077. My case is Corsair 570x with 6 LL120s at 900-100RPM 3 intake 3 exhaust. With the front panel and filter off temps on my GPU drop by 3c give or take.


    Well, as you say, when you remove your front panel and filters, you drop pretty close to the temps others are getting. That tells me your airflow could be better. I modified the intake on my Corsair 780T case from the anemic 140mm fans to fit dual Noctua 200mm. About 10 minutes with a Dremel is all it took.

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    Re: Does my card run too hot? 2022/06/23 19:22:07 (permalink)
    Idles around 52-55c.. clock speeds at idle are 1700mhz and 7000mhz on the mem. I don’t know my abiemt temps exactly, I’d have to guess 25-27c. Quite warm right now in the summer.
    post edited by Randomizer23 - 2022/06/23 19:23:08
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    Re: Does my card run too hot? 2022/06/23 19:25:29 (permalink)
    I have a 240mm aio at the top on a push configuration with exhaust fans. Ambient temps are 25-27c. I am not comparing my card with the ftw3 model, when you say increase fan speed, do you mean Case or gpu fans? When I ramp up my case fans the temps drop by maybe 1-2c not much.
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    Re: Does my card run too hot? 2022/06/23 19:29:22 (permalink)
    It is annoyingly loud though. 2300rpm is no joke.
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    Re: Does my card run too hot? 2022/06/23 19:31:40 (permalink)
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    That's a little warm, but not really into "concerning" territory, I don't think.
     
    The airflow on that case doesn't look terrible, even though they put glass in front of the fans. It looks like they did try to make it half-way decent with enough gaps to move air through, but 900-1000rpm fans pulling against glass might not do as much as you need it to. Have you tried turning your case fans up a little? 
     
    Another thing to consider is that when reviewers do GPU reviews, they're usually in climate controlled rooms with an open test bench. What does it idle at?


    Idles around 52-55c.. clock speeds at idle are 1700mhz and 7000mhz on the mem. I don’t know my abiemt temps exactly, I’d have to guess 25-27c. Quite warm right now in the summer.
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    Re: Does my card run too hot? 2022/06/23 19:36:18 (permalink)
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    Your ambient temp is the key.  If your ambient temp is warmer than the others that could also lead to slightly higher temps.  You could try and raise the fan speed a little on your case fans since that temp drop you have based on removing the glass front has that big of a difference.  Are you also using a AIO for your CPU?  If so where is it mounted and are the fans supporting it intake or exhaust?
     
    I also assume you have the gpu mounted in the horizontal position but if you vertical mounted the gpu you might want to check on how much clearance you have from the side panel to the fans on the gpu.  Some cases don't have enough clearance for the gpu depending on the mount you used. 
     
     
    Also have you tried increasing your case fan speeds to see the impact on your overall temps?  Noise verse temperature reduction is a common balancing theme for users.  Lower noise with reduced rpm of the fans usually see higher temps.  Are you also comparing XC3 results or are you comparing yours to the FTW3 models?  The radiators for the gpus are different so temps are also different as well.  
     
    Cyberpunk is a very demanding game.  I can see higher temps in games like that even if you drop graphic settings unless you limit frame rates.  


    I have a 240mm aio at the top on a push configuration with exhaust fans. Ambient temps are 25-27c. I am not comparing my card with the ftw3 model, when you say increase fan speed, do you mean Case or gpu fans? When I ramp up my case fans the temps drop by maybe 1-2c not much.
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    Re: Does my card run too hot? 2022/06/23 19:38:43 (permalink)
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    Perfectly fine. A little warmer than usual but there is a lottery when it comes to temps, power consumption, etc.


    It is annoyingly loud though. 2300rpm is no joke.
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    Re: Does my card run too hot? 2022/06/23 21:17:09 (permalink)
    Not sure if you loose warranty or not for replacing thermal paste, but that would be my next step. There is solid temp difference compared to review units.
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    Re: Does my card run too hot? 2022/06/23 22:27:16 (permalink)
    A little warm, you could try getting some higher CFM and RPM fans into the case to force more airflow to the card, my 3070 Ultra never really broke 60c. Also if your card is a three fan, use EVGA Precision as Afterburner will only affect 2x fans.

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    Re: Does my card run too hot? 2022/06/24 00:27:44 (permalink)
    I wouldn't be alarmed plus it summer.  You could install a HYBRID cooler to lower your temps some.
     
    Agree with donta, use PX1 instead of afterburner as the two apps can conflict and AF doesn't control all the fans.

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    Re: Does my card run too hot? 2022/06/24 08:33:12 (permalink)
    your idle temps seem quite warm to me. So you've said increasing your case fans only drops temps by 1-2C, another degree for removing side panel. I'm guessing the paste and pads application is not great on your GPU.
     
    Your temps aren't high enough that I'd worry about it, but if over time they start getting closer to 90, you might want to take it apart and redo the paste on the GPU. You'll want to look up a guide for this (there are some in the forums, there are also EVGA-made guides for putting the hybrid cooler on that show you how to disassemble and where pads go, so those are quite helpful) and be careful about the putty. It's like a thick pad, but it's just stiff goo that can break apart as you separate the cooler from the card. If you're careful, you can often put it back and reuse the putty. They do sell replacement thermal putty though, but you have to contact them directly and try to buy it that way: support@evga.com.

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    Re: Does my card run too hot? 2022/06/24 13:19:38 (permalink)
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    I wouldn't be alarmed plus it summer.  You could install a HYBRID cooler to lower your temps some.
     
    Agree with donta, use PX1 instead of afterburner as the two apps can conflict and AF doesn't control all the fans.


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    I wouldn't be alarmed plus it summer.  You could install a HYBRID cooler to lower your temps some.
     
    Agree with donta, use PX1 instead of afterburner as the two apps can conflict and AF doesn't control all the fans.


    Pretty sure AF controls all fans, I can put the fans to 100% and physically see them spin up fast. One issue with AF and GPU Z is that its reading the percentage incorrectly. 45% on AF is around 15-20% on X1. The % does not correlate properly with RPMs.


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    Re: Does my card run too hot? 2022/06/24 13:21:51 (permalink)
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    A little warm, you could try getting some higher CFM and RPM fans into the case to force more airflow to the card, my 3070 Ultra never really broke 60c. Also if your card is a three fan, use EVGA Precision as Afterburner will only affect 2x fans.


    I just ran firestrike demo and I got a high of 74c, 2080 RPM on the GPU fans, 1100rpm on my case fans and around 26c-27c ambient temp.
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    Re: Does my card run too hot? 2022/06/24 13:23:55 (permalink)
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    your idle temps seem quite warm to me. So you've said increasing your case fans only drops temps by 1-2C, another degree for removing side panel. I'm guessing the paste and pads application is not great on your GPU.
     
    Your temps aren't high enough that I'd worry about it, but if over time they start getting closer to 90, you might want to take it apart and redo the paste on the GPU. You'll want to look up a guide for this (there are some in the forums, there are also EVGA-made guides for putting the hybrid cooler on that show you how to disassemble and where pads go, so those are quite helpful) and be careful about the putty. It's like a thick pad, but it's just stiff goo that can break apart as you separate the cooler from the card. If you're careful, you can often put it back and reuse the putty. They do sell replacement thermal putty though, but you have to contact them directly and try to buy it that way: .


    Could be that my idle temps are high due to my high ambient temp? I think I may just RMA the card in hopes for a cooler one that also doesnt make a weird fan vibration noise when they first start spinning up. Causes me to hear it all the time since they spin at 55c and i idle around 54c to 55c so its just on off and all I hear is the vibration from the fans turning on. Sounds like a croaking sound. See here: https://www.reddit.com/r/EVGA/comments/tukfat/why_is_my_brand_new_evga_3070_xc3_ultra_making/
     
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    Re: Does my card run too hot? 2022/06/24 14:47:38 (permalink)
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    your idle temps seem quite warm to me. So you've said increasing your case fans only drops temps by 1-2C, another degree for removing side panel. I'm guessing the paste and pads application is not great on your GPU.
     
    Your temps aren't high enough that I'd worry about it, but if over time they start getting closer to 90, you might want to take it apart and redo the paste on the GPU. You'll want to look up a guide for this (there are some in the forums, there are also EVGA-made guides for putting the hybrid cooler on that show you how to disassemble and where pads go, so those are quite helpful) and be careful about the putty. It's like a thick pad, but it's just stiff goo that can break apart as you separate the cooler from the card. If you're careful, you can often put it back and reuse the putty. They do sell replacement thermal putty though, but you have to contact them directly and try to buy it that way: .


    Could be that my idle temps are high due to my high ambient temp? I think I may just RMA the card in hopes for a cooler one that also doesnt make a weird fan vibration noise when they first start spinning up. Causes me to hear it all the time since they spin at 55c and i idle around 54c to 55c so its just on off and all I hear is the vibration from the fans turning on. Sounds like a croaking sound. See here: https://www.reddit.com/r/EVGA/comments/tukfat/why_is_my_brand_new_evga_3070_xc3_ultra_making/
     


    You're not going to get approved for an RMA due to your temps. You might for the fan noise. I don't have any odd noises when the fan ramp up.
    What is the cause of your high idle clocks? I use Afterburner. Fans are off until the GPU hits around 50C. I idle at 35C or so, GPU fans off. Afterburner will control all three fans... but fans 1 and 2 are synced while fan three can be individually controlled.
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    Re: Does my card run too hot? 2022/06/24 15:05:26 (permalink)
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    your idle temps seem quite warm to me. So you've said increasing your case fans only drops temps by 1-2C, another degree for removing side panel. I'm guessing the paste and pads application is not great on your GPU.
     
    Your temps aren't high enough that I'd worry about it, but if over time they start getting closer to 90, you might want to take it apart and redo the paste on the GPU. You'll want to look up a guide for this (there are some in the forums, there are also EVGA-made guides for putting the hybrid cooler on that show you how to disassemble and where pads go, so those are quite helpful) and be careful about the putty. It's like a thick pad, but it's just stiff goo that can break apart as you separate the cooler from the card. If you're careful, you can often put it back and reuse the putty. They do sell replacement thermal putty though, but you have to contact them directly and try to buy it that way: .


    Could be that my idle temps are high due to my high ambient temp? I think I may just RMA the card in hopes for a cooler one that also doesnt make a weird fan vibration noise when they first start spinning up. Causes me to hear it all the time since they spin at 55c and i idle around 54c to 55c so its just on off and all I hear is the vibration from the fans turning on. Sounds like a croaking sound. See here: https://www.reddit.com/r/EVGA/comments/tukfat/why_is_my_brand_new_evga_3070_xc3_ultra_making/
     


    You're not going to get approved for an RMA due to your temps. You might for the fan noise. I don't have any odd noises when the fan ramp up.
    What is the cause of your high idle clocks? I use Afterburner. Fans are off until the GPU hits around 50C. I idle at 35C or so, GPU fans off. Afterburner will control all three fans... but fans 1 and 2 are synced while fan three can be individually controlled.


    I fixed my idle clocks, I changed from prefer maximum performance to normal in nvcp. Still manages to activate the fans causing that weird noise, from 50c to 55c. To confirm does this sound normal? "I just ran firestrike demo and I got a high of 74c, 2080 RPM on the GPU fans, 1100rpm on my case fans and around 26c-27c ambient temp." The way I got that idle temp was using one of the thermal probes that corsair provide with the commander pro, I see a reading of 26-27c. When I ran the firestrike. Score was 33500 on the graphics score btw.
    post edited by Randomizer23 - 2022/06/24 15:08:18
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    Re: Does my card run too hot? 2022/06/24 16:15:16 (permalink)
    sounds about right


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    Re: Does my card run too hot? 2022/06/24 17:28:29 (permalink)
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    sounds about right


    I dont think ive seen the card go into the 70s on benchmarks on youtube and what not, mostly in mid 60s.
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