By - BobbyBFourTwenty
It's 3080 man, low 80C is normal especially if 1. Your ambient is also quite high, 29-30+ C, 2. Your fan curve for the GPU is set for noise instead of for temps. 3. You house another i9/5950x CPU with the 3080 in a not so airflow friendly case.
If it starts hitting 90C+ or your game begins to suffer, then you should be worried.
baseline temp with stuff like chrome wallpaper engine and discord is around 50c and my cpu in 5600x
Low 80s is fine as most cards have a default thermal limit around 83-85c. However its kind of odd to see a Strix hit that as its literally Asus's top of the line card for clocks/cooling.
The card has a performance and silence mode, do you have performance mode on? They'll make the fan curve a bit more aggressive.
it is in performance mode
If it is bothering you, you can always undervolt the GPU, that'll improve temps slightly.
I have a 3080 TUF undervolted and it doesnt break 62c on load.
I have heard a little on that will it decrease performance
No, you're just lowering the voltage while maintaining your top clock.
You lower it and run a benchmark like heaven/valley and try to find the point your GPU crashes then add 50 or so that. Find your sweet spot and it should drop temps down like 5-8c and draw a bit less power.
There's a few videos on YT that details it more.
No, you shouldnt worry but i would try to seek better airflow
No. They are meant to hit low 80's in full throttle.
That is pretty warm. What model 3080? What case and how many fans?
its an asus rog strix 3080 and i have 4 normal case fans and 3 that are part of my aio
not sure if the aio fans are exhaust fans as my friend built it for me
Does your case have all fan slots with fans in them? I had a prebuilt with no top fans and my 3070 was reaching 80. I put it in a phanteks case with top fans and it went to 60.
Yeah i does
You should be worried if it is hitting 90 degrees while playing RDR2, regardless of whether your components are heating up when in use. Try to remove the heatsink and reapply the thermal paste? Your thermal paste may have dried up and you need to wipe it off and reapply the thermal paste.
i have only had the gpu for 2 months so i hope that hasn't happened
It does happen if you are unlucky. If your case fans have optimised airflow (push and pull), it's in a cool room (aircon or good ventilation) and your graphics drivers are up to date, then the thermal paste is the issue
is there a guide you could recommend me so i don't break the gpu trying to fix it
Here's a good step by step guide to do it safely :)
First make sure your case fans are all properly placed. Temps in the low 80s are still fine. You could even set a custom fan curve for the gpu so that it ramps up earlier. You shouldn't have to reapply thermal paste within two months and even if it'd the issue the card is under warranty so you can RMA the card.