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As title says, I just got my new 5850 two days ago and overclocking is on my way...
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Till it frys - 110C
Safe temp for usage - 85C
Temp for OC'ing - 75C
    
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post #3 of 34
Quote:
Originally Posted by Contagion View Post
Temp for OC'ing - 75C
Not necessarily.

If it's below the max threshold at load when OC'd and is still stable, going above 75c is no threat either.
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Originally Posted by sLowEnd View Post
Not necessarily.

If it's below the max threshold at load when OC'd and is still stable, going a bit above 75c is no threat either.
Oh I know. Its just in my experience, if you can keep it under 75C OC'ing benefits.
    
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90C is normal for graphics cards. I would try to not go above that limit.
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Why is the safe temp for usage on top of the one for OC'ing? I don't understand that one...

EDIT : NVM. Didn't see the other comments.

So basically, under 90C under any usage.

That's it?
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post #7 of 34
Quote:
Originally Posted by yann3804 View Post
Why is the safe temp for usage on top of the one for OC'ing? I don't understand that one...
When OC'ing you need to try and keep it colder to help with the OC stability.
I should have explained it in the post. You can have OC's hit 85C and be fine.

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Originally Posted by yann3804 View Post
Why is the safe temp for usage on top of the one for OC'ing? I don't understand that one...

EDIT : NVM. Didn't see the other comments.

So basically, under 90C under any usage.

That's it?
Keep it under 90C and it lives.
    
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post #8 of 34
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Contagion View Post
When OC'ing you need to try and keep it colder to help with the OC stability.
I should have explained it in the post. You can have OC's hit 85C and be fine.



Keep it under 90C and it lives.
Oh. Okay.

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post #9 of 34
Remember to consider VRM temps as well. They run the hottest and should not exceed 100c-110c.
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I woulden't go over 100C,I think it would fry it. Try to keep it in the 40C-85C zone.
    
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