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Evga gtx 1060 SC safe temps?

Hello, I purchased and installed a evga gtx 1060 sc today and am wondering if the temps i am getting are normal and safe, I have been running benchmarks in 3dmark and getting a high of 83C. Is this normal, this is the small version of this card so I know it is expected to run hot, im just wondering how how hot exactly
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  1. I mean it's hot but not necessarily dangerously hot. Graphics cards can handle 90-95 degrees without dying, a great example being the Fermi series of Nvidia cards, famous for running hot. Though those temps are not recommended, of course. What's your case airflow like in terms of intake/exhaust fans?
  2. yeah anything south of 90C is fine...and 83C is quite normal for a small form factor card or factory OCd card.
  3. I agree. It can go to 90C before we would worry.

    But this raises an airflow question... What case do you have and what is your fan setup?
  4. weberdarren97 said:
    I agree. It can go to 90C before we would worry.

    But this raises an airflow question... What case do you have and what is your fan setup?


    whoops meant to hit reply lol, anyway I have what I would assume is called the asus M51bc case. My pc was originally a prebuilt and I havent replaced the case, it does NOT have enough room for anything else I could put in it. Thats why the airflow isn't the best.
  5. I only have my cpu heatsink, psu fan, the gpu fan, and a single case fan since it was prebuilt its fairly barebones in terms of cooling
  6. if your airflow is indeed that bad then you really have good temps. I wouldn't stress it.
  7. Logo09 said:
    I only have my cpu heatsink, psu fan, the gpu fan, and a single case fan since it was prebuilt its fairly barebones in terms of cooling


    Is the single fan intake or exhaust?
  8. Exhaust i believe
  9. You're fine
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    Actually 83C is the temp at which Turbo 3.0 boost technology is at work to prevent the chip ever exceeding this temp. My 'reference card' gtx 1060 does exactly the same(No OC). In other words the clock speed (MHz) runs at max until 83C reached then is throttled back to maintain 83C max. Ideally you need to keep the temp below this point otherwise you may be loosing performance. Try tweaking the fan curve with EVGA Presicion OX, to keep below 80C say. Unigene vally benchmark is a good test.
  11. I found with my reference card gtx 1060 ( with standard factory fan speed setting) that at 83C the fan was only running at 44% (No wonder I was being throttled back from 1835 MHz to 1709MHz!) Tweaking it to 55%@80C meant that I could loop Unigine Valley (1080/Extreme HD) and maintain a steady 1835MHz.
  12. Go and contact evga they have released some cards with no thermal pads and swapping cards
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