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Hi all,

I just got my 8800GTS today, and altough I wasn't planning on overclocking right away I just couldn't resist it..

I'm now at a core speed of 666Mhz and it tops out at around 82C while stressing with ATITool, so I'm wondering if I can go any further, or if I'm really near the max temp now.
On the nVidia site I've heard that 100C won't even damage the card, while others say 75C or 85C.. so what exactly is the max safe temp?

Thanks a lot, as I don't want to fry my baby
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post #2 of 11
i think its 80c, not 100% sure tho.
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post #3 of 11
130C = card shuts down
>110C = card throttles down
<100C = normal

Most users's load temps are in the 65-85C range. It depends a lot on case and airflow as well.
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post #4 of 11
i wouldnt let it get above 90c on a regular basis
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Yeah 100c is to much,stay under 90c and it should be okay
 
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Ah, okay. I should be fine then. Turned up the fan speed to 100%, so I'm now at 72-74C load
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how do you set the fan to 100%?

ATITool says my idle temperature is 60-62C, is that where it should be? It's at 513/792 stock.
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post #8 of 11
I got to 750mhz/2200 at 75c with stress tests running overnight and loving it!
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post #9 of 11
my 8800gts is at 660/2060, idling at 51c and atitool load for 15 minutes at 68c stock cooled, fan at 90% duty
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how do you set the fan to 100%?

ATITool says my idle temperature is 60-62C, is that where it should be? It's at 513/792 stock.
you need to download Riva tuner (2.02 or better) and go in to the fan settings and change it to 100%,its a good idea to have to set to change the fan speed at start up if your going to have an OC on your video card all the time.
    
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