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Its been many months since I got my strix gtx 1080 used and lo' and behold it was somthing some dude messed with... the screws holding it on? Ya they had EVGA warenty stickers on them... 

 

I plugged it in, installed the drivers and ya, it's a 1080 so far so good, it's pretty quiet... another good thing

 

So I ran a benchmark, and holy satan's beard it was 89° before a half hour

 

I thought that was pretty dang hot and so I pulled it apart very carefully removed all the thermal compound, measured the thickness of the thermal pads, cut out new ones and reapplied some high quality thermal compound to the die... 

 

And still, it runs at a sustained 87-85 C when I'm gaming on anything demanding and it's pretty dang loud... I would say louder than my founders 1070 I had before it, it's a well ventilated case (I'll attach photos) but I just cant get it to run cooler, please someone tell me if I'm just an idiot for thinking that it's running a little toasty at 87°

 

"Sorry for the image being of my whole system I'm not at home when making this post so I dont have any other photos until I get back"

 

There is about 1" of space under the card for air and a 140mm fan tossing air at it

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Not normal for an Asus Strix card. I think it might be starved for air in that tight mini-itx case.

 

Are temps better with the side panel off?

 

Also, check the fan curve used by the card. There was a glitch at one point on some cards preventing the fans from spinning up.

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Have you tried messing with the fan curve at all?

 

Even my overclocked reference 780 doesn't go past 65c when gaming.

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looks like your card might not be getting enough airflow see if removing the side panel and psu shroud helps the temps

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To me, it looks like the poor thing can barely get any air because of that shroud under it.

If you are willing to go the extra mile then, get the MOBO out and test it in the open to see if the temps are better.

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a couple of things pop out

  1. PSU shroud is choking a lot of air to the GPU
  2. front panel looks like it isn't allowing enough air to get into the chassis.
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Sounds normal to me. My strix was hot even with decent airflow. 

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Open air coolers aren’t always the answer. 

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47 minutes ago, spongy21 said:

Its been many months since I got my strix gtx 1080 used and lo' and behold it was somthing some dude messed with... the screws holding it on? Ya they had EVGA warenty stickers on them... 

 

I plugged it in, installed the drivers and ya, it's a 1080 so far so good, it's pretty quiet... another good thing

 

So I ran a benchmark, and holy satan's beard it was 89° before a half hour

 

I thought that was pretty dang hot and so I pulled it apart very carefully removed all the thermal compound, measured the thickness of the thermal pads, cut out new ones and reapplied some high quality thermal compound to the die... 

 

And still, it runs at a sustained 87-85 C when I'm gaming on anything demanding and it's pretty dang loud... I would say louder than my founders 1070 I had before it, it's a well ventilated case (I'll attach photos) but I just cant get it to run cooler, please someone tell me if I'm just an idiot for thinking that it's running a little toasty at 87°

 

"Sorry for the image being of my whole system I'm not at home when making this post so I dont have any other photos until I get back"

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Not a difference with the side panel off, just louder... plus there is a 140mm fan throwing air right at it... and as far as I can tell the fan curve is fine, ramping up to 100% at around 70°

 

5 hours ago, Cyberspirit said:

To me, it looks like the poor thing can barely get any air because of that shroud under it.

If you are willing to go the extra mile then, get the MOBO out and test it in the open to see if the temps are better.

Completely open air the card seems to hit around 69° but that's still pretty darn hot for a strix card isnt it?

 

5 hours ago, airdeano said:

a couple of things pop out

  1. PSU shroud is choking a lot of air to the GPU
  2. front panel looks like it isn't allowing enough air to get into the chassis.

The front panel has some intake issues I think, it has 2x 140mm fans in it and only a total of about 9 square inches of intake space

 

5 hours ago, Mick Naughty said:

Open air coolers aren’t always the answer. 

Water cooling is next, but 400$ is a touch expensive for me  

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17 minutes ago, spongy21 said:

Water cooling is next, but 400$ is a touch expensive for me  

Well I mean an fe 1080 can stay under those temps. And putting an aio on it is quite cheap. Though that doesn’t look as good as an air cooler. 

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If open air means 20C drop in temps, I would tend to agree that a blower would've been the way to go. What's your clearance between the case side panel and the card? Cause blowing a 140mm fan right at it won't do anything if there's nowhere for the air to go. It'll just pack the air in there, then spill over into the upper section of your case without removing the hot air pocket you've now created.. You need some kind of exhaust path, and the little slots in the GPU expansion plate aren't going to do it. I'm assuming you don't have an expansion slot below that to put a single slot blower of some kind. What about removing your PSU's basement ceiling and pointing it into the case? It'd give a forced exhaust path to pull that hot air away from your card and allow fresh air off the front panel fans to get to it. The down side is that you'd be cooling your PSU with air heated by the GPU, but if it's taking you half an hour to get those temps, it's a heat soak issue and you won't have a problem with it as long as you are replacing the air fast enough, which with the extra help from the PSU fan you should be.

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Hi, im having the exact same problem, i bought a used 1080ti rog strix oc and put it on my nzxt manta build, temp went even to 90 degrees on ghost recon wildlands benchmark, i thought i had a bad video card, but decided to test it  on a h500 nzxt case, temps never went above 75 on uncanny benchmark , 3d mark stress test and even less ghost recon wildlands, the problem is the case, not the card. Just by watching at your photos i can see is to close to the psu shroud too, i tried to fix it with front intake fans but just got to 86 degrees, still not healthy, and its winter, cant imagine it on summer. Can you please tell which case are you using im planning on moving to h400 but maybe it wont be enough and will have to move to h500. I will appreciate your help.  Forgot to tell you, i have an alienware ultrawide monitor, so 3440x1440 is pushing the card to the max. that doesnt help either. 

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The gpu is choking for air with no path for the heat to leave the case. 

 

Either get get a new and bigger case or mount a water cooling on the card

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I did this inside my ITX case, use 2.5" storage drive instead of 3.5" to allow me to remove completely the drive cage away, then manage all the PSU cables as best as I could to not get in the way of the airflow path to the area below the GPU fans to feed it with as much fresh air as possible.

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There is supposed to be the 3.5" drive cage right behind the fan, but I got rid of it, and route all the PSU cables aside.

 

My GPU to PSU shroud gap is same with yours, so close, but it's also because my PSU shroud roof grill gives adequate vents to feed the GPU from under it. My GTX 1060 6Gb run at 61C max temp with 98% load on it. While the CPU runs 72C max, ambient temps was 26C.

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Your case front intake vents may give you good air flow in, but the PSU shroud steal them from the GPU. While Evolv ITX (my case) may have tight front intake vents but the design of its PSU shroud allows the GPU to get the air it deserve.. Also I use dual high RPM 140mm Noctua's fans in front to cover the inferiority of the tight front intake vents.

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