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Hi!

I just started playing around with OC on my Sapphire X800 Pro

and when I got it up to XT versions clock (500core 500mem), it went to over 70*C, so, is this like dangerous?

I have the stock fan and cooling system that came from sapphire, so I was wondering how far I can push the temp. before it get's too dangerous for the GPU?

Thanks
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Nope your temps are still good. From what I remember, the GPUs can take a ridiculously large amount of heat (90c<).
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Hi!

I just started playing around with OC on my Sapphire X800 Pro

and when I got it up to XT versions clock (500core 500mem), it went to over 70*C, so, is this like dangerous?

I have the stock fan and cooling system that came from sapphire, so I was wondering how far I can push the temp. before it get's too dangerous for the GPU?

Thanks
Those temps aren't dangerous. Your card is rated much higher and will throttle if it gets too hot to avoid damage.
The cooler the core, the greater the longevity though. If you want to cool it further, try aftermarket cooling like the Zalman vf700cu
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Hi!

I just started playing around with OC on my Sapphire X800 Pro

and when I got it up to XT versions clock (500core 500mem), it went to over 70*C, so, is this like dangerous?

I have the stock fan and cooling system that came from sapphire, so I was wondering how far I can push the temp. before it get's too dangerous for the GPU?

Thanks
70C is fine for your card under load. GPU's can handle alot more heat then what CPU's can. Just keep overclocking until you see artifacts, when you see artifacts you know your cards getting to hot, so back down the overclock until you dont see them.
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Nice!

One off-topic question:

I can use the ATiTool to check for artifacts, right?
But how long do I have to keep the test running?
I have had it on for 2 min, but is that enough? Or do it stop by it self after a while?

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You should be able to see any artifacts within a couple of minutes. You may want to leave it on for at least five just to make sure.
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