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    My Geforce 8800 GTS runs hits 71 degrees... bad?

    71 degrees seems pretty damned hot to me. Is this normal? Or is my computer about to melt?

    Edit: Typo in the title. Meh.

    #2
    It's normal.

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      #3
      It's normal.
      really?

      For CPU's thats a bad temp right? (or the highest you'd be safe with).

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        #4
        That's not gonna kill your card right away, but I advice you to take that atleast under 60 with better cooling if you want to keep that card a few more years.

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          #5
          Originally posted by isp_of_doom View Post
          really?

          For CPU's thats a bad temp right? (or the highest you'd be safe with).
          Ya that would be a problem if it were your cpu.


          But for Gpu's thats low. Ive heard some of PNY's gt's are getting as hot as 90*c(which is a little hot. I wouldnt be comfortable with that temp. If it gets over 95 Id RMA it). My 8800GTX gets up to about 74 75 at full load,idles around 68 and its got a mamoth cooler on it The only bad thing with the gt's is the hot air goes right into the case, potentially raising MB and CPU temps.

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            #6
            Originally posted by Taboen View Post
            That's not gonna kill your card right away, but I advice you to take that atleast under 60 with better cooling if you want to keep that card a few more years.

            Cards have been running in the 70*c range for a few generations now. The 9800's/5800's had Idle temps over 75.

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              #7
              when it hits over 100C is when u should start worrying

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                #8
                when i get my new 8800gt (yer, i listened to the good opinions by some kewl people here ) im really gona need cooling... im even maybe considering Liquid Nitorgen cooling (incredibly expesive tho)

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                  #9
                  with my 7950GX2, minimal temperature is 70 degrees. (at idle)
                  when gaming, it goes around 85 degrees :P

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                    #10
                    I also have 8800GTS and similar temperatures, until I installed 92mm fan on my case panel, which lowered temperatures a bit. Now its around 65 C idle, but I've seen it reaching 79 C after few hours of UT3.
                    Alternatively you might replace stock nVidia cooling with stronger one (Zalman VF1000 or Thermalright HR-03).

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                      #11
                      Originally posted by Green_Day_584 View Post
                      when i get my new 8800gt (yer, i listened to the good opinions by some kewl people here ) im really gona need cooling... im even maybe considering Liquid Nitorgen cooling (incredibly expesive tho)
                      Get real, LN2 is for the lab, not home. A side mounted fan directed at the card works great. I have 2 7950GT cards, 570MHz clocks, passive cooling, in SLI in an aluminum Lian Li case. I have a 120m fan mounted in the side cover blowing filtered air directly at them. GPU temps never exceed 62C, 110C is the setpoint for slowdown. Case also has a 120mm fan in the lower front blowing air in over the ATA and SATA drives. The air is exhausted via the power supply, a rear 80mm, and a top blow hole 80mm fan. An Atlas Vanessa type L, with 120mm fan, cools the CPU running with slight, 10%, OC.

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                        #12
                        Originally posted by Taboen View Post
                        That's not gonna kill your card right away, but I advice you to take that atleast under 60 with better cooling if you want to keep that card a few more years.
                        Not true. 70 degrees is a perfectly normal idle temp for an 8800. Temperatures of 80 degrees under load are nothing to worry about either - your card will speed up and slow down its fan to keep its core temp around 80 under load, while remaining as quiet as possible.

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                          #13
                          how do u guyz find out the temp of vid card?

                          i have pc wizard but it doesn't show that

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                            #14
                            Check what MB you have, check for optional software.
                            (asus ==> asprobe, ...)
                            you can also buy a real thermometer with little wires to the zones you want to record.
                            isn't so interesting though...

                            If you don't overclock your GPU, you normally shouldn't worry about heating ...

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                              #15
                              shoot man, instead of peeps researching alternative fuels, we should just make mods that allow us to fry our eggs on the heat from the video card

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