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I am running a gtx 295 , and i noticed temp increase , and eventually it got till 103 when i was playing Crysis 2 .So I cleaned the card , and its now at 90-95 @ full load . I know the thermal threshold is @ 105(ater it will scale down) , and eventually if it continues to heat up it will cut power . My question is can this card get permanent damage from beeing soo warm near 100 C ? And what is the absolute maximum temp for it ?
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did you take the shrouds off? Do you keep your fans maxed out? Whats your ambient temps?
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Is the fan at 100%? 100c is VERY hot for a graphics card. Maybe its time to replace the thermal compound in the card.
    
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Temp of this card in the mid 80- low 90 is normal . Its a sandwiched card . Room temp is 25c . Fans run @ auto ( for less noise ) , of course i can crank it up to 100% and it barely reaches 90 .
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are you using afterburner? with my 260's afterburner would keep the cards at 30% even when they were creeping up into the 80C. very bad.. i keep my cards maxed out.
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I wouldn't want to go over the low 90's on the 295 sandwich card. That's around where mine capped out when I used to have one, running something like Crysis maxed out. Then I sold it and got the Co-Op version, and that one used to cap out around 82C ... it was quieter in doing it, too.
    
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I know it cant go above 105, because it cuts power , but in theory how much heat can this chip withstand ? I mean absolute maximum heat , where the chip just dies ?
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post #8 of 8
Oh Your freaking lucky as crap to have a GTX 295 - I'd kill for one, literally.
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