Question High idle temp of 70c with RTX 3070 GPU

totalsubmition

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Hi,

My MSI RTX 3070 GPU is idling at 70c and maxing at just over 80c in-game. It is just 7 months old. My case has 3 intake fans so airflow is not the issue I believe. I have undervolted the GPU today and it is now idling at 40c and maxing at 75c in-game.

Why is my GPU idling at such a high temp? The max temp seems normal but the idle is too high without the undervolt.
 
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KyaraM

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Did you manually adjust the fan curve, eg with MSI Afterburner? My 3070Ti (Gainward Phoenix) does not idle that high and runs at about 72°C max under load, and one would assume that a big premium vendor like MSI would slap a good cooler on the card, compared to Gainward. Or at least set the fan curve so it makes sense...
 

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