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GPU running too cold?

I have the 3060Ti Gaming X (dual fan). 
 

I tried playing some non GPU intensive games like Overwatch and Hitman and the temps were literally going 40-50 and occasionally 60. 
 

The performance was great but I’m confused how it can be that low. Even my 1660 used to be at 55-60c in Overwatch at all times. 
 

I have a good case with big fans but I still think that’s pretty low. 
 

What do you think?

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Not every game will stress the card to 100%

 

try running furmark or other benchmark if you want to check the temps better

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3 minutes ago, Caroline said:

Not every game will stress the card to 100%

 

try running furmark or other benchmark if you want to check the temps better

But don’t those temps sound too low?

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I think what @Carolineis saying, is that your games don't stress the new graphics card as much as they did the old one. So the games were pushing your old graphics card harder, therefore the old graphics card needed to run at higher percentages and temperatures.

 

If you have NVIDIA GeForce Experience, load up the performance overlay and see how much of your cpu & gpu are being used. It should show at least the gpu percentage and gpu temperature.

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Just now, GeorgeMKane said:

I think what @Carolineis saying, is that your games don't stress the new graphics card as much as they did the old one. So the games were pushing your old graphics card harder, therefore the old graphics card needed to run at higher percentages and temperatures.

 

If you have NVIDIA GeForce Experience, load up the performance overlay and see how much of your cpu & gpu are being used. It should show at least the gpu percentage and gpu temperature.

I used it. My GPU was getting 60% utilization at the max. 

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Just now, Victor Jones said:

I used it. My GPU was getting 60% utilization at the max. 

That's why it's running cooler then. It's not pushing to 90-100% like your old gpu likely was. 40-60*C is fine. Your concern should be if it goes like 90 or higher. That's when I would take a step back, and maybe turn down some settings or get some better A/C in the room.

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Just now, GeorgeMKane said:

That's why it's running cooler then. It's not pushing to 90-100% like your old gpu likely was. 40-60*C is fine. Your concern should be if it goes like 90 or higher. That's when I would take a step back, and maybe turn down some settings or get some better A/C in the room.

Yes my system has good cooling indeed but my home ambient temps suck rn cause I don’t have an AC yet and I recently moved. I’ll make sure to get an AC and probably a dehumidifier if that helps. 

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53 minutes ago, Victor Jones said:

But don’t those temps sound too low?

What FPS are you getting? is Vsync on limiting FPS?

 

If you run into either a CPU bottleneck in a not very graphic intense game or a fps limit via vsync or a FPS limit, the GPU will not even be trying. So when your 1660 may have been working really hard for say 250 FPS, a 3060 in the same game and same settings wouldn't even be trying.

 

GPU's right now do use more power then previously, but they use more power while getting much, much performance. At lower loads, they are actually much more efficient (same FPS, same settings, it will use less wattage to do it, and it likely has a better heatsink as well).

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4 hours ago, Victor Jones said:

Yes my system has good cooling indeed but my home ambient temps suck rn cause I don’t have an AC yet and I recently moved. I’ll make sure to get an AC and probably a dehumidifier if that helps. 

Your temps in terms of computing are ice cold. You don't need an AC and you should only worry when temps are over 90C tbh, anything lower is safe to run even during long periods of time, you *shouldn't* let parts run that hot but they won't die because of it.

 

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4 hours ago, Caroline said:

Your temps in terms of computing are ice cold. You don't need an AC and you should only worry when temps are over 90C tbh, anything lower is safe to run even during long periods of time, you *shouldn't* let parts run that hot but they won't die because of it.

 

I’m more concerned about humidity tbh. Not temps. 

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Run Furmark or Kombustor and report back.

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It can only be four(4) things:

1. You have cold room temperature.

2. You got the best desktop case ventilation setup.

3. Your gpu is just running on stock settings (non-OC'd)

4. You have the best fan-curve overall setting.

 

Which are all good, actually.

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