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Temps dropped 15° lowering Power Target to 80

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2019/08/30 21:52:48 (permalink)
If my FPS dropped any it wasn't by much. I think it's a great trade off to keep the card running at 66° at load!
 
Other than the slight performance decrease, are there any negative side effects to running at a lower power target? I am not overclocking.
 
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    bdary
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    Re: Temps dropped 15° lowering Power Target to 80 2019/08/31 09:19:50 (permalink)
    Hi and welcome to the Forums...
     
    No risk running a lower power limit.  All it will do is cause the clock speed to decrease if/when you start exceeding the power limit you set.


     


     
     
     
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    Re: Temps dropped 15° lowering Power Target to 80 2019/08/31 12:01:01 (permalink)
    What were your temps before?  It might make more sense to set a custom fan curve if you are looking to keep things cooler.
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    Re: Temps dropped 15° lowering Power Target to 80 2019/08/31 13:26:00 (permalink)
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    What were your temps before?  It might make more sense to set a custom fan curve if you are looking to keep things cooler.



    I was getting 80° + playing Rise of the Tomb Raider for about 20 minutes with the fan curve set below, it's fairly aggressive already. 
     

     
    Air flow in the case is pretty good, It's a Meshify C w/ two Chromax 140mm intake fans, one stock 120mm top exhaust, and one Cooler Master SF120P 120mm rear exhaust. CPU doesn't go above 60-65° on load. Taken with a wide angle so the card looks like it's sagging.
     

     
    Separate note, my only problem now is I can get the Power Target to save on reboot. I tried all the suggestions from this forum searching the issue except reinstalling.

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    Re: Temps dropped 15° lowering Power Target to 80 2019/08/31 16:27:52 (permalink)
    Is the shroud removable? Maybe you can diy some 120mm fans onto your GPU to keep things cooler.
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    Re: Temps dropped 15° lowering Power Target to 80 2019/09/11 14:10:17 (permalink)
    I am not sure but looking at the picture of your case it could be that your card fans are pushing the hot air around in a circle ending up sucking that same hot air back in.
    Try to set the front lower 140 intake fan to react to GPU temp or set it at a more aggressive fan curve so it can blow cool air in the lower half of your case, forcing the hot air up.
    And reroute your GPU power cables above your card making room for airflow under the card. Hard to see on pic if cables are preventing airflow.
    Just some ideas, hope they work.
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    Re: Temps dropped 15° lowering Power Target to 80 2019/09/11 16:54:02 (permalink)
    You need to set your GPU fans more aggressively and your case fans too.
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    Re: Temps dropped 15° lowering Power Target to 80 2019/09/11 17:12:26 (permalink)
    What direction do all these fans blow air? It makes a huge difference in your airflow.
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    Re: Temps dropped 15° lowering Power Target to 80 2019/09/11 18:21:51 (permalink)
    Your better off setting your case fans at a fixed level at your choice of tolerable temps on load and audibles otherwise going based on the processor temp will drive you nuts with the ramping up and down.  Also, some motherboards come with a temp probe header, so using a air temp probe could be the bases of your case fan curve as well.

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