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post #1 of 9
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Ok can someone point to me to two things:

A. Safe temp range of the 8800GTX

B. A good air/water cooler for the 8800GTX.

Thanks!
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post #2 of 9
Ive heard gpus can take upto 100C..but keep it under 90C to be safe..also the stock cooler is pretty good actually, if anything just take it off, lap it and apply some AS5 or your prefered TIM, that will drops temps quite a bit, also EK make very nice gpu full cover block, althought they do cost a pretty penny.
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post #3 of 9
AS5 is conductive. EK recommends non conductive thermal paste on their site.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by AMD+nVidia View Post
A. Safe temp range of the 8800GTX
At stock speeds/volts 90C won't hard the card.

Still, I'd recommend not letting it get over 70-80C. Lower is better, of course.

Quote:
Originally Posted by AMD+nVidia View Post
B. A good air/water cooler for the 8800GTX.
http://www.xigmatek.com/product/air-battleaxevd964.php

Quote:
Originally Posted by keyboard_commando View Post
AS5 is conductive. EK recommends non conductive thermal paste on their site.
The G80s have heatspreaders, you would have to really screw up to get it on anything that could be shorted.
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post #5 of 9
Std my 8800GTX ran at 54 C idle,up to 69 C with Crysis..never stressed it further.

Fitted a Zalman full block !! Wow !! Idle 38 C and Crysis 42-44 C !
Best move I did regarding gpu cooling.
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is the zalman stg1 thermal paste conductive???
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Thermaltake ND-1 rocks.

May have to slightly mod the cooler/card but it's worth it.
    
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Quote:
Originally Posted by porky View Post
is the zalman stg1 thermal paste conductive???
DON'T DO IT!!! I'LL DRY OUT!!!... really fast
I did that and it is now 8-14C hotter than the AS5 pasted 8800GTX I have
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My load is around 82C cause my ambients are up there, being summer and all...

Yeah I think I'll take it off and lap it, and explore the new TIM idea...
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