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I just bought this XFX 8800gts "alpha dog edition "...

how far should I push it up to with stock fan ?
    
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stock fan is plenty. i volt modded on both cards using it and temps never went above 67C
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u should not push it at all on stock fan settings ......

they run very hot idle & @25% fan if u up the clocks it will burn up pretty quick

wack it to 100% then stress it.....

sorry misunderstood...lol
yep stock cooling is fine for any OC
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post #4 of 12
yep d/l rivatuner crank the fan to like 50 percent overclock it a bit check temps just increase fan speed with increase heat basically
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Originally Posted by skunksmash View Post
u should not push it at all on stock fan settings ......

they run very hot idle & @25% fan if u up the clocks it will burn up pretty quick

wack it to 100% then stress it.....

sorry misunderstood...lol
yep stock cooling is fine for any OC
lol i was about to say if the card runs hot at 25% turn it up LOL.
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Originally Posted by G|F.E.A.D|Killa View Post
lol i was about to say if the card runs hot at 25% turn it up LOL.
yeah i know what an idiot.....

im just about to leave for work so my eyes are hardly open
not the best time to start thinking .....lol
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where can I check my VGA temp ? i have speedfan installed but by default I cant really tell which one is the VAG temp....
    
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post #8 of 12
use rivatuner....or GPUZ they both have GPU sensors...
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post #9 of 12
evga prescision is pretty nice. you can see the temps in game or on your G15 if you have one.
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post #10 of 12
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one last question:

if I keep it at 790/1890/1030 with 60% fan speed. will it shorten the card's life ?
    
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