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average load running temp for 8800gt's

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My msi 88001gb @ 660/1900 was peaking at 57'c but more around the 51-53'c mark during a full day of crysis. (finished it in one sitting on my birthday )

should i look into an aftermarket cooler or is this normal opperating temp?

ps the ram on the card dosnt have heat sinks. is this a problem?
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That's lower than my 7600GS runs, I wouldn't worry about it. I think they're safe up to about 100C??
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I wouldn't worry. My 8800GT runs at 50C idle and 75C under load and at 28C ambient. This is OC'd but it didn't make much difference.

I read that 90C-100C is acceptable, but I wouldn't want to run it that hot. I don't even like above 70C. I just bought an Artic Cooling Accelero S1 to drop the temps some. I'll see the diff tomorrow!

I figure a $25-$30 investment is worth it. But if you are under 60C, don't sweat it.
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