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Now that i finished OCing my CPU Im gonna move on to my MSI 8800GTS. its temps idle around 50C. I was wondering if i should upgrade to a better cooler (like the Acelero or whatever its called)? What kinds of temps are bad for my card? What is the best program to measure GPU core temp? (beside HWmoniter) can someone answer at least one of these questions?
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Under 90C is normal.

Over 110C is bad.

EVGA Precision is fine for temp monitoring.
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Does EVGA Precision work on cards other than EVGA? (haven't looked at it yet, so I dont know)

I use RivaTuner to set OC and fan speeds. I have the MSI 8800gts also and RivaTuner works fine. I cant remember exactly off hand what temps I set what fan speed to (not at home computer now), but I have a 40%(default), 50%, 60% and 70% set. Temps would be cooler if I set fan higher, but not really a need to. I am currently playing Assassin's Creed on all settings maxed and temps don't get over 64C while playing. Fan will occasionally hit the 60% speed.

This is using RivaTuner to monitor temps and using stock cooling on the card. In my opinion the stock cooling is great.
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The EVGA Precision seem to work and show the exact temp as RivaTuner2.09. It also allow me to overclock my XFX 8800GTS (G92) and set fan speed. It's simple to use than RivaTuner, but RivaTuner has more functions. If you don't put your card to limit and your don't need to set fan profiles to each range of temp, then use Evga Precision. Because sometime the fan speed change from 60% to 80% when the temp is between the two ranges of temps you set in the profile. This may cause lag when gaming.
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