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My 8600gt is running at 875/900(1.8ghz), idle its ok, but if I scan for artifacts in atitool or play a demanding game the whole card even the pcb gets very hot, I can still hold my fingers on it as long as I want but any hotter and i wouldn't be able to, I know its over clocked pretty high and the core and memory should be hot but Is it abnormal for the whole card, every inch of it to be hot like this? Am i going to kill it if i keep running it at this speed, I don't mind if it shortens the lifespan, I only want maybe 1 year out of it.

under load the gpu is @ 70c,
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I dont have one but 70c under load doesnt sound too hot to me. Im sure someone who has one will chip in and say for sure though.
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I dont have one but 70c under load doesnt sound too hot to me. Im sure someone who has one will chip in and say for sure though.
it isn't


when it gets to 100 degrees celcius.... (thats where most cards "top-out")
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100°?! are you mad?

I wouldn't want an 8600GT/GTS breaking 80°, so yours should be fine
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100°?! are you mad?

I wouldn't want an 8600GT/GTS breaking 80°, so yours should be fine
no

100 celcius IS the maximum

tho that doesn't mean its recommended...............
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I'd have to say that 80C is pretty much nearing the recommended high end for video card temps. If you're loading under 80C there shouldn't be any problem temp-wise.
    
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standard cooler?
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no

100 celcius IS the maximum

tho that doesn't mean its recommended...............
then *** was the point in posting? My vid card works fine at 110°, ergo it's a fine temp, even though it will kill it
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GPUs are made to run hotter than CPUs. a lot of high end Radeon owners would love to have their cards top out at only 70°C.

PS you really shouldn't touch the PCB while the computer is on. humans conduct electricity and you can short something out on your card.
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when i was on stock cooling mine would run 67-70 under load @ 730/1130

do you have your fan running at full speed?
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