X51 R2 and GTX970 temps...

JD_X51

New Member
Dec 9, 2014
2
0
Texas
I recently installed this MSI GTX 970 OC and was wondering about my temps...

The card itself was really long and required me to remove the front fan (possible concern) which I thought would be ok due to the intake vent of the card lining up pretty well with the front vent (where the fan used to be).

After installing it I ran some benchmarks and played so games and per MSI Afterburner, my highest/Max temp was 85 degrees while my idle temp was in the low 40s.

I tried to research some of the GTX 970 temps and most state sub 80 temps, but I figured most of them are running them in better air flow cases. I was wondering if I should be concerned about my temps. If so, I may opt to exchange for another card (possible one short enough for me to put the fan back in).

Any thoughts?
 

KillerBee33

Member
Sep 20, 2014
242
19
New York
I recently installed this MSI GTX 970 OC and was wondering about my temps...

The card itself was really long and required me to remove the front fan (possible concern) which I thought would be ok due to the intake vent of the card lining up pretty well with the front vent (where the fan used to be).

After installing it I ran some benchmarks and played so games and per MSI Afterburner, my highest/Max temp was 85 degrees while my idle temp was in the low 40s.

I tried to research some of the GTX 970 temps and most state sub 80 temps, but I figured most of them are running them in better air flow cases. I was wondering if I should be concerned about my temps. If so, I may opt to exchange for another card (possible one short enough for me to put the fan back in).

Any thoughts?

85 is not bad at all i run factory 760TI OEM heavy games run at 85
my choice would be to remove DVD drive completely, if Paranoia dosent stop ;']. I ran L702X laptop with gtx 555m overclocked to the limit for 3 years,heavy load at 97 degrees and to the day that laptop performs as good as new Also u can use Afterburner to downclock STOCK http://www.geforce.com/hardware/desktop-gpus/geforce-gtx-970/specifications
 
I recently installed this MSI GTX 970 OC and was wondering about my temps...

The card itself was really long and required me to remove the front fan (possible concern) which I thought would be ok due to the intake vent of the card lining up pretty well with the front vent (where the fan used to be).

After installing it I ran some benchmarks and played so games and per MSI Afterburner, my highest/Max temp was 85 degrees while my idle temp was in the low 40s.

I tried to research some of the GTX 970 temps and most state sub 80 temps, but I figured most of them are running them in better air flow cases. I was wondering if I should be concerned about my temps. If so, I may opt to exchange for another card (possible one short enough for me to put the fan back in).

Any thoughts?

Use MSI Afterburner to create a fan profile to kick the fan on sooner and at higher rpm's. My 980 never goes above 80 with a custom fan profile set in Afterburner.

This is the reality of using a high end gpu in a small case. The front fan doesn't make much of a difference in my opinion. I have ran with and without it, replaced it with a slim fan, and have noticed very little difference in temps.
 

JD_X51

New Member
Dec 9, 2014
2
0
Texas
My GTX 970 idles at 40-41 and 78-79 under load.

Which 970 card are you using?

Use MSI Afterburner to create a fan profile to kick the fan on sooner and at higher rpm's. My 980 never goes above 80 with a custom fan profile set in Afterburner.

This is the reality of using a high end gpu in a small case. The front fan doesn't make much of a difference in my opinion. I have ran with and without it, replaced it with a slim fan, and have noticed very little difference in temps.

That's what I have done for now, but may tweak it a bit more over time. This will probably end up being the best solution especially since the fan noise at 100% is still much quieter than my 760Ti.

Thanks for all the helpful comments!