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Im running a 8800GT 512mb with no GPU cooler other than what was on there (which is a big fan/heatsink)

It idles at 48c but in games i was playing oblivion just then and it got to 86c inside. and about 82c outside. In crysis i get about 80-85c

Is it ok to keep playing like this? I think it would max out and get 90c
    
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way too hot.

download rivatuner here
and change the fan speed settings around 60-80%

OR

you can buy an aftermarket cooler if you're comfortable installing it yourself

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No, this is fine. The temperature threshold for the GT is 110C. I wouldn't worry about it until it started getting over 100.
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110c?! are you crazy?

110 F would be great,
100c is boiling!!


EDIT: LOOK HERE
OCN thread on 8800gt temps
Edited by smoke12291 - 6/27/08 at 3:20pm
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110c?! are you crazy?

110 F would be great,
100c is boiling!!
Thanks for bringing that to my attention. I stand corrected. The threshold is 100C, according to this BIOS:
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Thanks for bringing that to my attention. I stand corrected. The threshold is 100C, according to this BIOS:
your welcome

but personally, i get nervous when my 9800gtx goes over 70c.
but thats just me. i know it can handle more, BUT i hate having it run hot.
i guess im just a little OCD.

lol right now i have a 32cm fan from target blowing air into my case with the door off.

if anything in my case hit 100c i would probably s*** myself.
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I gotta admit, when i see my card over 75c i start getting worried, i remember the first time i got crysis, played it and took a look at temp, it was 86c and i panic'ed thinking my computer was gonna blow up, and quickly pressed the reset button on my computer haha.
    
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lol! that's awesome xEnt

I know that in games my SLI'd 9800GTX's never go over 64C because i have rivatuner set to run at 100% once it hits 65C

In furmark however both cards run at a max of 74C which is as far as Im willing to take it.
Rivatuner shuts my PC down if it ever goes past 80C
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post #9 of 14
They can take up to 110. I don't recommend letting it go over 80, and My person safe zone is under 60.
    
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Stay under 80c and you should be fine, Tweak the fan speed to 60% with Rivatuner.
 
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