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My old nVidia 6800 (very hot)

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Well I just made an account here, and figured I'd post some interesting info on my old nVidia 6800 PCI-E 256MB that came with a Dell (yeah I know >_<).

Anyways, I can't believe how hot this thing used to run. It would run at about 80C idle (with 22C room temp). On full load, stock clocks, it ran at around 90C. Overclocked, it went to roughly 98C.

I can't believe that card survived 98C for a full year, it truly was a beast. Not only that, but I had it overclocked 34% above stock speeds (forget what stock is). It's still working now, I sold it to a friend for 50$. If someone wants to try to explain this, go ahead .

Oh well, I'm running a cool 7950GT now with a Zalman Fatality FC-ZV9 (yeah I know it's just a VF-900, but it looks cool ). It's nice to have a card that runs 60C at a full overclock load.
    
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Welcome to OCN.
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Thx .
    
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Welcome to OCN , hope you enjoy your stay .

Never heard of a Dell coming with a 6800 before . But 7950GT's are sweet cards .
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Hehe yeah I very much like my 7950. It overclocks beautifully, and runs extremely cool on air.

But yeah, it was a Dell Dimension 8400 that I got as a gift back in December 2005. I got the 6800 just as they stopped shipping the X800SE. It could easily outperform the X800SE, but man I can't believe it would ever run that hot.
    
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it probably ran so hot because it was oem and most likely had poor cooling. or there wasn't a good exchange of air throughout the case.
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