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I got my 7900GS in today from RMA'ing my 7800GT and I'm running ATITool artifact scanning to get my OC.

Stock the card is 600 core and 1600(DDR) mem since it's an XFX XXX version, but what are my maximum safe temperatures? Right now my house is pretty warm and one run of 3DM06 got it up to 83C MAX, with an average of 78C.

Also, the HS is only covering the core, not the memory, however, I may fashion my own memory heatsinks with a dremel and some old chipset sinks. Would it help to AS5 the core though?

Thanks for any input!
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post #2 of 17
83c is a little hot... I don't think it's too dangerous. Video cards tend to get very hot, but apparently they can handle the heat better than CPUs can; or so I've heard.
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Under 90C is normal. How warm is your room and your case?
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OMG THEIR SHIPPING OUT a 79GS FOR A 78GT

Sweet, Now I can run SLI, well if that is what I get back. I sent it to EVGA
    
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post #5 of 17
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Well my room temp is around 74-75C (saves electricity since BGE is upping the cost 50%, again!).

And my CPU idles at 32C, GPU idles at 55C.. Should I AS5 the core if I want to OC?

I did find max core clock and it maxed out at 590mhz, when stock is 600 lol, so I just set it back to default. And I don't want to overclock the RAM with no cooling on it so I'll buy some thermal tape or adhesive and fashion some sinks for them..

Can you lap a GPU cooler? And how hard would it be to put back on? :-\\
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post #6 of 17
You may want to try putting AS5 on and reseating the heatsink. 83C is a bit hot for a 7900GS on stock. It may be that the heatsink is not set perfectly and reseating it may help (AS5 will usually only help by 1-2 degC).

If you want to overclock (or just want a cooler card), your best is to buy an aftermarket cooler. The VF900 is great from Zalman, but you could also consider the GX810 and GX815 from Zerotherm, they would save you a few buck with a rebate
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post #7 of 17
Temps seem fine, but if your worried get a aftermarket cooler.
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pretty warm for stock my 7900gs when i ran the stock cooler didn't go above 70c. Now with it volt modded and overclocked to 730/900 with the nv silencer 5 i hit 65-70c usualy 60s but it will hop around gaming atitool might say max temp of 72c but the graph shows it didnt stay thier for long.
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post #9 of 17
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Hmm... thank you everyone for the advice, if it starts getting too hot, I'll probably try a reseat with AS5, and if that doesn't solve it, I'll go aftermarket.

However, the question still stands, is it hard/not advisable to reseat the stock heatsink?
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Originally Posted by born2killU View Post
OMG THEIR SHIPPING OUT a 79GS FOR A 78GT

Sweet, Now I can run SLI, well if that is what I get back. I sent it to EVGA
I think somebody got back a 8600 from RMA'ing a 7800GT to eVGA.
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