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Lol not sure on my ambient, but i usually wear a coat in my bedroom lol! (i would say about 20C....maybe 18C)

Thats pretty hot aswell....the other day i was at:

CPU = 24!!!!!!
MOBO = 21!!!!!! (which is now 30 for some reason)
CASE = 18

And im gettin 5 delta fans on the 18th, should make my temps drop even more

Yea please post your GPU temps, as im thinking my temps are a little high........infact 55C on stock is rather worrying i think, but not many ppl have a GTO so i dont know what the average temps are for em.

And BTW is thats your first time build thats awesome!!!! this is mine aswell. wish i waited for conroe now, but o well
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Lol not sure on my ambient, but i usually wear a coat in my bedroom lol! (i would say about 20C....maybe 18C)

Thats pretty hot aswell....the other day i was at:

CPU = 24!!!!!!
MOBO = 21!!!!!! (which is now 30 for some reason)
CASE = 18

And im gettin 5 delta fans on the 18th, should make my temps drop even more

Yea please post your GPU temps, as im thinking my temps are a little high........infact 55C on stock is rather worrying i think, but not many ppl have a GTO so i dont know what the average temps are for em.

And BTW is thats your first time build thats awesome!!!! this is mine aswell. wish i waited for conroe now, but o well
Frigid!!

OK, I'm running 9.1.4.7 version of the Nvidia drivers, dated 8/11/2006.
Ambient is 22.2C at 35% humidity

Idle: CPU with TAT is 35C
Load: CPU with TAT is 47C

eh, could be better seeing as the ambient is 22C, what do you think? Too lazy for screen shots here, sorry. You'll have to take my word for it!

OK now for the EVGA 7900 GTO. Yours is a different manufacturer, but I don't think that will matter. I think there was only one other one besides EVGA so I dunno.

These temps are with 700mhz clock and 760mhz clock frequencies set by the "detect optimal frequencies" button.

Idle: NVIDIA control panel: 37C
Load with ATI tool providing the load with the find artifacts function, temp from NVIDIA control panel is 50C

Load times were from 5 to 10 minutes.

So...what are some easy ways to improve these temperatures? They are OK temps in my opinion, but they could be better.

Polish/lap the CPU IHS, the Heatsink, the the GPU heatsink, improve general airflow with ducting through the CPU, cut the damn hard drive mounts in my case so the front fan can get some air to the GPU.

What do you think?

Pic of the setup attached....

EDIT: Your GPU temps are in line with mine, however our CPU's temps are pretty different! You do anything special besides sit in cold room?
    
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Dang!!!!! i want them temps, im at stock clocks with my card and im 5C above you! Im guna geta custom cooler for it anyways, you should do so if you want it to run cooler. Your case seems fine, so there dont seem to be any airflow problems there, im no expert on air flow though

My room aint really that cold, it is soemtimes, but the only special coolin i have is a desk fan sprayin into the side of my case + im geettin 5 delta fans this month shud be monster coolin then.

And as for your cpu it will run hotter than mine, most conroe i have seen are running fairly hotter than A64's but your temps seem really good from what i have seen.

And tbh i dont think the manufacturer really makes a difference, there were only a batch of gto's ever made, and i think msi and evga just took em. Most probably identical cards, just different boxes. Iced

Thanks for your temps, atleast i know its not running much hotter. Rep +
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Just installed 93.71 Forwares and hit 6021 in 3dmark06 at 3.2GHz and stock GPU settings 650/1320.
    
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Sweet, i only just hit 9k in 3d05

Whats your GPU temps?

Thanks Iced
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Just installed 93.71 Forwares and hit 6021 in 3dmark06 at 3.2GHz and stock GPU settings 650/1320.
Damn....why am I at 5200?

What resolution are you setting 3dmark06 at?

Oh..you're at 3.2ghz, and have 4mb l2 cache....that probably helps the CPU score a little.

When did the 93.71 Forceware come out...I thought I had the latest...
    
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Not sure when they came out, when i tried em, i had a 10fps drop in css stress test, dint try any benchies though. might not be the case for you
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if you guys are looking for a great set of drivers for benchmarking, these r the fastest Ive tested. It gave me a huge jump in 3dmark06. Z-tweaked 91.47
http://forums.thezproject.org/index.php?showtopic=1441
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^ Hopefully it helps. I hit 6388 with a modest oc of 670/1400 with my current drivers. We'll see what these tweaked ones do.

My temps are ~43C. The AS5 just got applied today and ambient temps suck cuz it's really hot outside.
    
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I wana put some AS5 on my gpu, but alot of ppl have buggered thier gu's from applying it........and it voids warranty, so i dont really wana until i get a custom cooler. Not sure when that is. I will give them drivers a try tommorrow most probably. Thanks Viper, Transonic
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