How much is too much for your graphics card? Graphics cards are known to hit high temperatures when you are gaming and are capable of taking the heat, but at what point should you start worrying? Is 70 degrees Celsius okay, or should you always ensure that it stays below? This article has all the answers!
Is 70 degrees Celsius hot for a GPU?
70 degrees Celsius is the highest normal for a standard GPU. This means that while 70 degrees is quite hot, it is not so hot that you start worrying about it. Anything above it, though, is a matter of concern.
The optimal temperature, according to us, is between 50 and 60 degrees Celsius but 70 is not bad either. In fact, if you have a high-end GPU, you might find out that it is capable of up to 900C! That’s amazing for sure, but the only thing to note here is that such GPUs do not have a long lifespan. So, if you are a hardcore gamer, these GPUs will make sense for you. Otherwise, you can buy a standard GPU and make sure you keep the temperature optimal.
How to keep the GPU temperature below 700C?
Here are a few simple ways that you can implement:
- Clean the dust outside the graphics card completely with baby wipes
- Open the graphics card by removing the screw and clean it inside as well. Be careful not to force any parts here.
- Make sure the airflow is good enough inside the case. Change the place of the fans if necessary.
- Replace old fans if needed.
- Buy a GPU cooling system (water).
- If your computer allows overclocking, disable this feature.
- You can also use a software program to underclock the GPU without problems. Reducing the clock speed will help your card last longer than average.
700C is not hot for a GPU, but we recommend that you keep it below this temperature at all times. You can choose any of the methods mentioned above to accomplish this. In case your gaming always increases the temperature beyond 70 we suggest that you buy a GPU that supports those temperatures.
Stay cool, stay safe. Happy gaming!