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safe gpu temps???

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hey i just got a sapphire 4830 and i wanted to oc this card.
but i have never had an ati based card until now.

i was wondering what the safe temps this gpu can operate at? i also have an aftermarket cooler installed.

currently i have the card at 675gpu and 1005mem. overdrive reports temps at 46c when idle but i dont trust the readings here.
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the idle temp is not so important but it shouldnt go above 50c
and when full loaded not more then 85c
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the gpu works fine at 95-100C but I agree with the above poster that load temps should ideally be kept below 85C
    
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yeah, i agree! the higher the load temps the more unstable your overclock will become. keep it under 85 degrees for stability's sake!
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post #5 of 6
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WHEW...
ok my cpu and gpu are within 50 - 60 on load.

looks like i can push this 4830 even further.
i currently have it at 675 / 1008 and it loads at a mere 51c

cpu is not overclocked cuz i dont understand my board bios and amd overdrive does not seem to retain the settings when i reboot.
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post #6 of 6
check this one:
http://www.driverheaven.net/reviews....=654&pageid=12
the ati 4830 runs cooler and more efficient than its 9800gt counterpart. and amongst the manufacturers, sapphire ran coolest despite being clocked a bit higher.

that's why i'm buying that card next week.
Edited by gerikoh - 1/30/09 at 6:21am
 
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