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How hot can the RV530PRO chip get before it stops working correctly/implodes on itself?

This chip being the one in the Radeon X1600PRO...

I overclocked my X1600PRO a little bit earlier (+40mhz GPU, +68Mhz RAM) and the temps went to 75 after 5 minutes of ATiTool's 3d view running (Stock cooler...is crap) . This scared me to death as I have been raised on "+60 = BAD!!!"

But I figure maybe GPU's are less heat sensitive than CPU's somehow? Maybe?
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erm you are fine up to 90*C g-cards can run HOT, but to keep it efficent keep it below 70 and that will stop any artifacts or anything like that
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In my experience GPUs can get quite hot and still work well. I don't think 75 will cause any problems but I'd keep it under 70 if I were you.
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Alright thats what I thought, thanks for the replies.
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90c will be about the max the card should handle. Anything over 90 and im sure it will either crash due overheating, or just fry and start smoking. I strongly suggest buying an aftermarket cooler if you wish to push the card hard on a high overclock. it is best and helthier to keep its load temps under ~75c. Plus lowest temps can yeild higher clocks.
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