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Alright fellas, Im a beginner and Im not quite sure what the ideal temperature is when playing games, and the video card under stress. I have a few questions to ask.

1) I launched Battle Field Bad company 2, not knowing that I manually adjusted fan speed to 26% speed and my temps jumped to like 100 degrees celcius. What is the "Safe" temperature on these cards?

2) Are there any programs I should run to ensure stability of the card, as well as any programs that monitor the GPU temps and CPU temps in game?

3) Lastly, how do I find out my FPS in game in BC2?

-Thanks
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1) under 100C is safe, under 90C is recommended, under 80C is perfect

2) Furmark - tests stability, shows temperature. Furthermore, HWmonitor shows CPU, GPU, case, and all other temps, can be used during gaming.

3) Fraps.
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OK! Well, welcome to OCN! Let me first say that it would help if you fill out your system specs in your User CP. That way, we can tell if any of your other components are contributing to your issues.

1) You're going to want to keep that fan profile going strong, probably around 60% fan speed at least during gaming sessions-- 100C is pretty hot for any card, you usually don't want to go over 85C while gaming. The high temperatures could be a result of any number of things, but one of the most important things you need to worry about is air flow in your case. Raising your fan speed is the first thing you should try.

2) Programs: I personally like to use Unigine Heaven for stability tests, and
MSI Afterburner for overclocking and monitoring temps. The on-screen display will monitor your temperatures as well as (3) your FPS in games if you set it to do so.

Hopefully this helps! Good luck!
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Originally Posted by Mr_kewl View Post
Alright fellas, Im a beginner and Im not quite sure what the ideal temperature is when playing games, and the video card under stress. I have a few questions to ask.

1) I launched Battle Field Bad company 2, not knowing that I manually adjusted fan speed to 26% speed and my temps jumped to like 100 degrees celcius. What is the "Safe" temperature on these cards?

2) Are there any programs I should run to ensure stability of the card, as well as any programs that monitor the GPU temps and CPU temps in game?

3) Lastly, how do I find out my FPS in game in BC2?

-Thanks
1) Not quite sure about the exact safe temps, but it's generally recommended not to go above 85C (for long periods of time).

2) You can use ATI Tool and/or Furmark to test for stability, if you get artifacts (yellow markings) during the tests then your card isn't stable; if you haven't overclocked your card then it's stable and usually no need to test.

To monitor your temps during game you can use Rivatuner or Argus Monitor or even CCC (I think).

3) Fraps.
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You can use MSI Afterburner. However, you must go to the MSI Afterburner directory and change rtcore.cfg to another name (i.e. rtcore12.cfg). Latest Punkbuster and Afterburner cause crashes in BF:BC2 with 69xx cards.
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You can use MSI Afterburner. However, you must go to the MSI Afterburner directory and change rtcore.cfg to another name (i.e. rtcore12.cfg). Latest Punkbuster and Afterburner cause crashes in BF:BC2 with 69xx cards.
ok can you explain in detail on how I do this? I havent tried online yet, and I just played campaign and for now, im all good.
Edited by Mr_kewl - 6/4/11 at 12:03pm
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As said above you need to create a fan profile in either msi afterburner or another program. I had to do the same thing. Now when running Crysis for a long period with high settings in eyefinity I rarely see temps get over 60. In COD it gets no more than 52 since it is not that gpu intensive of a game
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I had my 8800GT running at 110C during gaming sessions when I first started gaming never knew it was hot until I started to get more into systems and actually checked temps on it.

Thing is still kicking ass tho.

I always find Thermal paste companies do is just a complete mess and overdone, I always get better temps after redoing thermal... then again that isn't really a beginner thing.
Edited by Neokolzia - 6/5/11 at 12:30am
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