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I recently purchased an eVGA e-GeForce 7800 GTX, and if I play Doom 3 or Quake 4 or World of Warcraft on the highest settings, it can get up to 71 degrees C. Additionally, if I OC it, it can get up to 74-76. Is this way too high, and dangerous to the video card?
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it doesnt seem high enough to be dangerous, but it is a little high... u could invest in a good gpu cooler and some as5
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Kind of throwing things out here...but could part of it be that it's not receiving enough power or the fan isn't because of my 400 watt PSU
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That's perfectly normal operating temperatures, pretty good ones actually. Mine gets up to 78-80C under load. Video cards run hotter than CPUs, and are designed to be able to handle the extra heat as well.
    
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So it will be fine if I keep it overclocked and it runs at 74-76 degrees C under full load?
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No, you should have enough power. BTW back when my GTX had stock cooling, I was getting mid-to-high 70s under max load.
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So it will be fine if I keep it overclocked and it runs at 74-76 degrees C under full load?
You should be fine, but I would make a small investment and purchase an Arctic Cooling NV5R3 and some AS5. Around $30 for the NV5R3 and $5 a small tube of AS5.
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OK, thanks alot for the help guys.
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