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I have an XFX 8600GT with stock cooling... While gaming it runs in the 60*~65* Range, is this too hot? This is NOT Overclocked. Or atleast NOT Overclocked by me... XFX may have OCed.

Also my CPU is running between 49*~50*. Again Stock cooling and NOT Overclocked, is that too hot?

What can I do to get my temps down?
Edited by 2Late4Me - 6/11/08 at 5:50am
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CPU ~ 70°C is too hot
GPU ~ 100°C is too hot for your 8600GT

For both of these, if you look them up on their sites it should list a "Thermal Specification". That is your limit if it's listed. But the numbers above are good marks for too hot.
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Your 8600GT is perfectly fine, but your CPU is running a bit hot, so consider buying an aftermarket cooler.

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CPU ~ 70°C is too hot
GPU ~ 100°C is too hot for your 8600GT

For both of these, if you look them up on their sites it should list a "Thermal Specification". That is your limit if it's listed. But the numbers above are good marks for too hot.
AMD is different. I wouldn't let an AMD chip touch 55C or over.
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are you running stock cooling on your cpu? and turn up the fan speed to 100% on your video card using rivatuer
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Is it bad for the fan to run @ 100% full time or will it last a year or 2 at 100% until I get dough to upgrade the GPU?

Yes Stock Cooling on both CPU and GPU!
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Is it bad for the fan to run @ 100% full time or will it last a year or 2 at 100% until I get dough to upgrade the GPU?

Yes Stock Cooling on both CPU and GPU!
It should be fine. Most fans like that are tested at full speed.
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@ NuclearCrap: I had no idea AMD chips needed to stay that much cooler

My bad for the incorrect info 2Late4Me

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Guys thank you both for the responses and help... just a few more questions!

So for GPU if 100 is too hot than is 95 ok? What kind of effect on life of the GPU are we going to have? Same questions for CPU?

What is the best program to monitor temps of a Windsor Core? I know Brisbane (I think that is the name) had a very inaccurate core temp sensor but do the Windsor Cores have better or the same?

PC Wizard gives 3 readings for the CPU... CPU then Core#1 and Core#2 the CPU temp is always higher than either for the Core temps which is the temp that I need be watching core temp or cpu temp?
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AMD is different. I wouldn't let an AMD chip touch 55C or over.
My X2 Turion 1.6GHz CPU topped 76c last night in my laptop - awesome

Prime95 + Laptops = Not reccomended

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You are fine on the GPU. you could even overclock it slightly for a little better power. you should worry when you hit 70 - 80C then you'll start to lost performance but below that is all cool mate.

The CPU is a little hot but AMD's always run HOT because they use old technology compared to Intel but just purchase a cheap after market cooling and you also have some spare to overclock it as well mate
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