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ok now i know this card is old and out dated as such but i dont have the money for an upgrade, anyway i dug it out as i brought a new psu and it had dual pcie connectors..

anyway.. does anybody know if the card idling at (core1) 54-65*c and (core 2) 45-50*c is normal? also how hot can the card get ive ran minecraft and it went up to 70*c max, is this safe? i dont want to kill my new (old) toy xD

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post #2 of 11
The temps appear to be ok. The card should be able to be in the high 80s and not do any damage.
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I think thats actually pretty normal, i have a silent cooler installed on mine (htpc) and that gets up tp 70 aswell, and a dual gpu card gets pretty hot.

You can look into a little aftermarket cooler thumb.gif
 
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post #4 of 11
Those don't sound like bad load temps.

If you want to try and reduce the temps you can always take the cooler off, clean it, and replace the thermal paste.
 
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post #5 of 11
I did a mod on one I had with 2 60mm fans over each of the heatsinks with the shroud off. This helped alot with temps. The card WILL run a little warm with stock fan speed as well.
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Card is very old and could probaly use a change of TIM and themal pads.

I just did the same to a gtx 285 I just bought, it was gunky inside.
    
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Those don't sound like bad load temps.
If you want to try and reduce the temps you can always take the cooler off, clean it, and replace the thermal paste.
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Card is very old and could probaly use a change of TIM and themal pads.
I just did the same to a gtx 285 I just bought, it was gunky inside.

Pretty much exactly what these guys have said. smile.gif
    
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post #8 of 11
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thanks for the replys guys!

so ive gotta change the thermal paste, do i have to use that tape stuff on the ram ic's too?

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post #9 of 11
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Just an updat on this guys! The previous paste was kinda like cheese and just broke up as I removed it. I am in the process of changing it now

Thanks. -Dan
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post #10 of 11
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problem now solved, thanks guys!, core one idling at 40-41 and core 2 41-46!

nice to see it isn't a different problem! the thermal paste was all dark grey and brittle most came off in 2 strokes with a cloth! now its sorted!

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