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Corsair 280X overheats my GPU!!


Yannis76
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Hi,

Since September I have been experiencing PC shutdowns with fans at 100% whenever I try to play a game with graphics. I don't play very often, so I haven't been noticing so much. In the beginning I thought it was only TW Troy, but it seems it is every 3D game!

The card is the EVGA 2070GTX Super and temperature reaches 86oC, works there for about 1-2min and then PC shutdowns with the fans at 100%. CPU temperature is around 50oC. Of course if I leave the 280X case side panel open, pc works fine.

Case is the Corsair 280X with two fans in front entering air and a H115 radiator also entering air with its two fans on the top (based on corsair advise). Graphics card is at the bottom of the case.

Any ideas? Maybe de-assembly the card and reapply thermal paste? Adding on more fan at the bottom? Can I change the glass panel with one similar as on the left side with a mesh? Thing is that that didn't happen in the past, so I feel something is failing on the cooling part of the card in that case.

Thanks

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since there's no exhaust fans and you really need the H115i at the top, maybeeee i would flip the front fans as exhaust, and add at least a fan under the GPU to intake air right on the GPU (remove the front filter if you do that).

 

It should prevent the GPU sitting in a bubble of its own heat.

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Thank you for the response, but there seems to be no place to add another fan below the graphics card. Things are pretty tight there. Does Corsair have a normal side panel with mesh for the right side as well? I haven't found one from Corsair yet, but saw one from coolzero.

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if the GPU is the only PCIE device you use there should be plenty of room for fans at the bottom of the case.

As far as i know, coldzero are the only ones to offer open plexi panels 

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oh damn, sound cards still exist ^^'

Seems like the bottom front slot is still useable, with a bit of cable management.

All this bundle of cables should fit neatly in the dual chamber of the case, leaving the place completely empty to put a fan. That's one possibility.

 

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