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I have an 8800 GT, g92, 65nm, GPU clock: 640, Mem: 950, Shader: 1600Mhz.

My question is temperature-wise, how far can I push this card. I'm planning on keeping it for a while, I don't want to destroy it.

Thanks.
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At stock speeds and volts it should last a while even if maximum load temps are in the 85-90C range.

Of course the lower the better. A good rule of thumb is that for every 10C you drop temps, you double the life span.
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Using rivatuner, I've upped the GPU clock to 660 and Shader to 1650 and the GPU core was at 60C max while running 3dmark06. So I'm safe to go till about 85C-90C?
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had mine @ 98c after forgetting to alter fan speed and gaming for an hour ...cars fine
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As long as your fan speed is around 50-60% then its all good
 
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post #6 of 11
GPUs can take alot more heat than CPUs so 85-90 is fine most cards dont throttle till 120c or higher but of course lower is better
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Thx guys,



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Originally Posted by Anth0789 View Post
As long as your fan speed is around 50-60% then its all good
50-60% Stressed?
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post #8 of 11
I've got mine around 750/1950/1000 and it's good!
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post #9 of 11
3dmark06 doesn't really stress your video card.

I hear Crysis loads gpu's the most... but I don't have that game.

Stalker Rebalanced mod does the trick for me. I can hit 80C in that game while I "only" get to 72C in 3dmark06.
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post #10 of 11
Ive got mine @ 741/1860/2000 without v mod and works great
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