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Is it safe to run the 7900GS's core to around 120c?

I notice that on the built in temperature monitor, the temperature before slowdown is 130c, so would it be safe to overclock it till it hits 120 or so?
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LOL...120C is INCREDIBLY hot. People normally use 80C as a general temperature maximum. But I'll do some googling to find out for you...
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erm.............................

no ?
    
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yea I usually try not to exceed 80C - but as long as you dont artifact Im assuming 90C would be fine, but think of the heatsoak to the case air, man!!
    
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erm.............................

no ?
Beat to it....

Mads Random Rule of thumb - If your GPUs are running more than 3x hotter than your body heat: You got a problem
    
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No! Talking temp in Celsius, 80C should be your video card's load temp. If that 120C was 120F, you are fine then. But it's 120C, this is not good at all.

I'd RMA it.
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No no, it's running at like 55c idle or so, I just noticed that on the temperature monitor provided w/ the GPU's drivers, it says the Slowdown threshold is 130c, so I assumed it was safe to run it up that high.

Note: I don't care if the card burns out after 6 months, I'm buying the 8800GTX when the price drops to $200 or so.
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No no, it's running at like 55c idle or so, I just noticed that on the temperature monitor provided w/ the GPU's drivers, it says the Slowdown threshold is 130c, so I assumed it was safe to run it up that high.

Note: I don't care if the card burns out after 6 months, I'm buying the 8800GTX when the price drops to $200 or so.
I think it's gonna take a while longer than 6 months.
    
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No no, it's running at like 55c idle or so, I just noticed that on the temperature monitor provided w/ the GPU's drivers, it says the Slowdown threshold is 130c, so I assumed it was safe to run it up that high.

Note: I don't care if the card burns out after 6 months, I'm buying the 8800GTX when the price drops to $200 or so.
So, you're not running anywhere above 100C in the first place?

I would still limit my load temps to 80C. Don't destroy that card. You can sell it to other users or keep it for backup if something happens in the future with a different video card.
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Hmm.. under load it already runs at 70c stock, so that doesn't really leave much room to get more performance outta it.
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