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I just got a second 9600GT video card (now I'm at 2 SLI'ed 9600 GT's). They are both EVGA 9600 GT SSC Edition Cards. I'm not sure wether or not I have a problem.

Whats a good tempeture for a video card to run at. Because mine is running at about 49 degree celcius. It really god awful hot. It showing no adverse effects while gaming YET. I can run Crysis at full throttle no problemo. I just am concerned that with this much heat down the road it'll fail. What I have right now to keep it down is I'm using nTune to manually adjust a system fan that connected to my motherboard. Since its an intake fan that blows over my motherboard and straight toward my video cards it helping cool it down. My problem is that I have a wireless NIC inbetween the two cards...the problem isn't that its causing it not to ventilate well...its that the only way I can think of getting the card cooler is by sticking in a PCI slot fan...which will result in me having to remove that card. It's not like it extremely important, I rarely use it but I was wondering if there was another way to get the card cooler...or is 49 degree's celcius normal. Which I highly doubt it is.

My computer sounds like its gonna take flight by me cranking this fan up.
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post #2 of 11
49C is perfectly fine. I would only worry at the 80C+ range. GPUs can take a lot more heat than CPUs can.
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those temps are fine i believe. i got a dif card but my temps can reach about 90°C on load with stock cooling...

EDIT: dang beat to it...
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Ah, ok, in game is about 60c on Call of Duty 4

On Crysis I'm not sure...but its nowhere near 90 degrees celcius.

So let me get this straight, you can bake an egg on my GPU?
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Anything under 90C is normal. The GPUs are able to hit around 130C before auto-shutdown.

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So let me get this straight, you can bake an egg on my GPU?
This actually has been done before.... Google for it.
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Anything under 90C is normal. The GPUs are able to hit around 130C before auto-shutdown.


This actually has been done before.... Google for it.
Got your back duckie

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post #8 of 11
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Wow, i knew they could handle alot of heat, but damnnnnnn.

Anyway I know this thread is my first post. I'm kind of new to building computers. I've been doing alot of **** with computers for a while but I just joined the Air Force 9 months ago and since I make a happy amount of money I can afford to dip a little more into my hobbies.

Anyway, what I've done is I was thinking of building a machine from scratch but I wanted to get smart about modding a prebuilt machine first. What I did was I bout a XPS 710 (yeah, a dell, don't chew me up and spit me out) anyway...I've tinkered the hell out of it. Adding more harddrive space, more fans, a blueray disk player, a tv tuner, my two 9600GT video card, my wireless NIC. I was considering adding watercooling but the XPS stock fan does a ton of cooling that it won't autoshutdown til I run it past 3.2 ghz. I just run my computer stock ATM because I rarely need more than 2.66ghz. I'll have another thread on clocking memory later because I also added more RAM and when I added RAM i went from 677ghz to 1066ghz without being smart enough to know that I wasted my money if I don't plan on clocking it properly. Anyway, we'll talk about that in another thread.

My next build will be a completely from scratch build. I understand enough now I would have no trouble starting from scratch. The only thing I haven't done is install a motherboard (easy) or put a CPU in the motherboard (and CPU fan)...thats it. Everything else I'd save I've done.

I have only a couple more things I plan on adding to my computer. A eSata card, a new 120m fan (I have a cheapy in the outtake that I bought locally to test to see the difference, even the cheapy helped), a X-FI Xtreme Fatality Platinum (my system is hooked into my DJ system...key, the reason why I was broke was I invested in my music equipment first which is another off topic thread that I'll be glad to write later). And last is a fan controller for the front...I'm going to attempt to mod my case to slap another 120m fan in the center of the case...its hard to explain but the case design would fit it great and it would help cool my video cards.

Anyway, any advice anyone has feel free to speak up.
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post #9 of 11
Why not just buy a new motherboard?
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Ahem, Dell kindly choose to go with a BTX motherboard. Trust me, I learned alot since I bought it. And one was that BTX even existed. Note how I said when I turn on the system fan it blows over the PCI cards. The design of BTX boards allows for great airflow...which nowadays for most of you doesn't matter because you watercool.
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