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BFG 8800gt OC temps WAY too high

post #1 of 22
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I decided to apply some Arctic Silver Ceramique to my 8800gt as it always ran a little hot . However the temps are still way too high, currently it's at 79 degrees with a 43% fan speed. I tried clocking it back to 600mhz and even underclocked it to 550mhz, but the temps are still the same.
post #2 of 22
Run the fan faster. I would go up to 60-70%.

That generation of nvidia card are known to run hot. Clean the fan blades and unblock the dust on the fins.
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post #3 of 22
Crank up that fan. My old 8800GTS's ran pretty warm. I set EVGA precision to crank up the fans to 100%. It was the only way.
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post #4 of 22
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I set the fan to 60% and it only brought my temps down to 71 degrees idle
post #5 of 22
Maybe try to reseat the heatsink. You did apply new thermal paste. Could have got too much or not enough.
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post #6 of 22
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This is actually the second time I reapplied the Thermal, the first time I just put a small dab in the center, when that didn't seem successful the second time I spread it out. Is there a proper way to seat the heatsink?
post #7 of 22
Some use the blob method and some use the spread method. I have used both and either seem to work. Was there a thermal pad when you first removed the heatsink or was it actual thermal paste? If it was a thermal pad they are thicker than a glob of paste. You might not be making sufficient contact to transfer heat effectively.
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post #8 of 22
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The ram chips and some other components were covered with purple thermal pads which I left on, the GPU die was covered with a gray thermal paste which I removed with rubbing alcohol
post #9 of 22
Does the card run hotter than before? And have you tried touching the card when its on to see of there is alot of heat? 71c will be cranking out some heat. You would not be able to touch it very long. lol. Maybe this is a temp sensor gong haywire. Other than that I'm at a loss. Reseat again? questionmark.gif
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post #10 of 22
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Hot to the touch, I'll try to reseat it again.

EDIT: Reseated it, didn't help.
Edited by AlbinoGlowStick - 3/6/12 at 3:08pm
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