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Well, I have a question about my 8800gt, may as well ask it here.

I live in the southern california desert (Palm Springs FTW). It's nice, but...it gets really, REALLY, hot here. Today, it got up to 90. I decided to check my GPU temps, and they were up in the 70's. I increased fan speed to 100% (I had forgotten to do that since this install of vista 64), and now they hover around 50 idle, 65 load. I was just wondering, at what point should I be worried? Can it take up to 80 or so? When I was overclocking in the winter, I never let it get above 65.

Note: It gets to 120 degrees F here in the summer, about 90 ambient inside my room, I'm assuming I shouldn't even try overclocking then? I only have the stock cooler.
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80c is when I would get worried. I saw a few reviews when they first came out and the average temps on a stock card with the reference cooler were something like 53c idle and 78c load.
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Typically what I tell someone inquiring about overclocking their video card/s, on stock cooling, is to raise fan speed with rivatuner, and overclock to maximum that the card ships with. I.E. There are 3 or 4 different types of 8800gts' If you overclock to whatever the highest clocked one is, on stock cooling you shouldn't have a problem, assuming that you monitor temps, and they remain within specs under load.

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Originally Posted by kpo6969 View Post
80c is when I would get worried. I saw a few reviews when they first came out and the average temps on a stock card with the reference cooler were something like 53c idle and 78c load.
Agreed... keep it under 80c and you should be good, although I wouldn't really want to use it for a prolonged period of time with it above 75c to be honest.
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