Originally posted by: palman92 heat: 92 degrees usually sometimes will hover at 89c
fan speed: 55% typically had to increase this to cope with me fixing the temp at a 89c
no crash message or log just reboots
have had the card replaced once by alienware as the previous card would just hit 95c in the intro videos to games :S but looking for a temporary fix so i can still use it whilst waiting for them to sort it with a more permanent fix
Is it normal for the R series cards to hit past 90's when playing demanding games ?
I mean, i see that a lot of people are using their cards with that kind of high level of heat on the gpu/ pcb and i'm pretty sure the card won't last long before giving artifacts, crashes, bsod etc. Feel free to correct me.
I personally have always run my card at max 75-80 degrees C, and that's on the most demanding games, long-hour gaming, overclock and summer time; ALL at once, mind you.
I do have very good custom gpu cooler and airflow inside my case though and that is something to always mind for.
So my advice to you palman92 is this:
If it is a reference card with stock fan cooler that you are using and do not mind for things to get loud, crank up the fan at 70-80% constant during gaming. Worst case scenario, you won't hear your neighbour screaming cause his house is on fire (god forbid) or your fan dies after 3-4 years and you easily/ cheaply can have it replaced (along with a good fresh thermal paste).
If it is a custom cooled card, then you shouldn't have that temps in the first place (or at least make a custom fan profile in ccc).
In all cases, i strongly recommend you to get a new, more efficient custom cooler for your card that will easily drop your temps by 10-20 degrees C.
Presuming you don't have a faulty card, i believe it is a thermal issue that you are dealing with. Bad stock cooler maybe ?
Test and let us know.
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