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Question Zotac RTX 2070 Super Running Hot (86°)

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Hi, I recently just bought a Power Spec PC from Microcenter. The GPU is an RTX 2070 Super. I have only played two demanding games on this pc so far, Red Dead Redemption 2 and rust. Both are on high settings, but not maxed out. Initially while playing the GPU was reaching steady tempts of 86C. I adjusted the fan curve to be more aggressive and it only helped reduce the temp by about a degree. I then went into my Bios and adjusted the chassis fans to help with Temps inside the case. This seem to only drop it about another degree. I then tried removing my side panel completely and monitored Temps which honestly didn't seem to help at all. I'm at a loss. NVIDIA says the 2070 Super is safe up to Temps in the 90s I believe, but everyone else running this card is saying their Temps are maxing in the 70s. It looks like I have room for one more fan on my chassis, but I'm not sure if this would help considering completely removing the side panel didn't do much. Looking for any suggestions. I appreciate any help in advance!
 
"but everyone else running this card is saying their Temps are maxing in the 70s. "

I have three NVidia GPUs running at the moment and they all max out at about 82-83C and I have good case cooling.....so I don't think you are as far off as you think you are.

If I wasn't having any issues I might leave it alone.

The spec is 88C max for that card by the way.
 
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"but everyone else running this card is saying their Temps are maxing in the 70s. "

I have three NVidia GPUs running at the moment and they all max out at about 82-83C and I have good case cooling.....so I don't think you are as far off as you think you are.

If I wasn't having any issues I might leave it alone.

The spec is 88C max for that card by the way.
Thanks for the reply. This is reassuring. I also should note it is the 2070 Super mini I know smaller gpus tend to run louder due to fan speed, but do they run hotter as well even with the increased fan speed? I may just add an additional fan regardless just for some piece of mind.
 

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Your GPU is likely just set for "temperature target = 86C" which is a common thing. The coolers do not even start spinning at low temperatures and do not reach full speed. You can change this with a custom fan curve, for example, using a GPU tweak utility of your choice.
 
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Your GPU is likely just set for "temperature target = 86C" which is a common thing. The coolers do not even start spinning at low temperatures and do not reach full speed. You can change this with a custom fan curve, for example, using a GPU tweak utility of your choice.
Thanks for the response. Turns out the software I was using to control the curve was not actually adjusting the curve at all. I uninstalled that one and installed msi afterburner instead. Now I am getting Temps below 80 degrees which I am happy with.
 

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