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Healthy temperature for GTX 460? Advise please!

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So i have an MSI GTX 460 1GB GDDR5,
running at stock speeds:
Core Clock (MHz) 727
Shader Clock (MHz) 1455
Memory Clock (MHz) 1800

It has this heatsink

480

And I wont replace it with an aftermarket heatsink untill the warranty expires in a year

I use it to fold with so its constantly at 99% usage

On the default Auto setting the fan runs at 70% and the GPU stays below 60°C
If i manually set the fan to the lowest possible speed, 40% (1600 RPM) the GPU gets 85°C

I want to find the slowest fan speed that still keeps my gpu temp in a good range.
Whats the maximum temperature you guys would advise for 24/7 folding? I know that everything below 100°C is safe but i assume that the gpu would deteriorate very fast when folding 24/7 at such temps.

Thx in advance,
CiBi
 
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mine hits mid/high 60s while gaming(crysis,da2,bulletstorm) at 40-50%
I`d say around 70-75c max
+1 to aftermarket cooling and get some VRM heatsinks too thumb.gif
does the noise bother you? if not keep it at 70%
mine sounds like a turbine at 50%
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When I had my two GTX 460's, I liked to keep them under 70oC when folding 24*7. I even set the fan on my GTX 480 to keep it around the 70oC when folding 24*7.
    
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