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Hello, I just got the new racing game Grid.
Which is pretty demanding for the GPU.
Well it ran pretty ok with the best settings (except for anti-aliasing, at 2x) but then I decided to try overclocking my GPU a bit.
Now I have a nVidia GeForce 7950 GT 512mb, which runs at 550 MHz clock-speed (stock), I overclocked it to 579 MHz.
Memory bus was 700 MHz, i OCd it to 774 MHz.
So:
550->579
700->774

Everything was fine, and the game ran very smooth, even in more demanding maps, but then I got a little curious and checked the GPU temperatures which were at about 92 degrees celsius, (Thats like 197 Fahrenheit).
Now I wasn't playing the game for mega long, maybe 15-20 minutes, 10-15 playing in maps.
My normal idle temp. is about 65-70C (156F).
Now my question is if those temperatures are acceptable, or if I have OCd my GPU "wrong".

If you need any further information I'll get them for you.
Edited by nVidia Dood - 7/5/08 at 6:27pm
post #2 of 9
92c is pretty high. The 8800 series cards have a limit of 100c I believe. I'm not sure on yours. If you want to keep that o/c, maybe you should invest in a better h/s.
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You might want to tweak the fan speed up with Rivatuner to keep it cool. Or you can always get an aftermarket cooler or a new heatsink.
 
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I would DEFINITELY recommend an aftermarket cooler. Go with the DuOrb if you can afford it. Amazing cooler to say the least.
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Well I can adjust the fan speed with nvidias control panel thing.
But when I put the fan speed to 100% it sounds like its gonna blow up any second..
Isnt there anyone who can help me like overclock my gpu properly.

edit: Why doesnt automatic fan control set the fan speed to 100% itself when its overheating.
Edited by nVidia Dood - 7/6/08 at 3:49am
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Quote:
Originally Posted by nVidia Dood View Post
Well I can adjust the fan speed with nvidias control panel thing.
But when I put the fan speed to 100% it sounds like its gonna blow up any second..
Isnt there anyone who can help me like overclock my gpu properly.

edit: Why doesnt automatic fan control set the fan speed to 100% itself when its overheating.
Honestly if you want to properly overclock your GPU get an aftermarket cooler. Think of it like putting a turbocharger on a car... they both push a ****load of air with ... well fins in that case, but they are both fans technically speaking!
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Originally Posted by nVidia Dood View Post
Well I can adjust the fan speed with nvidias control panel thing.
But when I put the fan speed to 100% it sounds like its gonna blow up any second..
Isnt there anyone who can help me like overclock my gpu properly.

edit: Why doesnt automatic fan control set the fan speed to 100% itself when its overheating.
that automatic 100% is only used if it gets borderline thermal throttling.
I believe the thermal throttling point on the 7-series was 135C. but at that point i'd be more worried about the possible damage done to the card than the decreased performance.

if you're going to do some major OC'ing and the existing heatsink is the reference model, i'd swap it out for something that can handle the extra heatload the OC'ing is gonna cause.

and so far, it seems that you're doing the OC'ing right, as you're not trying to just stick the highest ##'s from the 7-series OC thread lol. Although you're likely to be having heat issues, as my own 7800's artifacted once they hit 84+C while at a much lower OC
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Well, how and what should I overclock.
Tbh now i just pushed some buttons hoping my gpu wont break..
Well almost.

But like, what are "the" values that should be overclocked and how much?

And I just played GRID with a non OCd gpu and the temps were around 95-99 all the time.
Something wrong? Worth checking the fan?
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I don't try and ever go above 80c. Course my card wont even let itself get that hot.
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