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i've overclocked a gforce fx 5200... and installed a thermaltake fan (replacing the stock) on the core chip and some small heat sink on the memory chips. The core doesn't seem to heat up (as suggested by the fans heat sink mild temp) but the memory chip got really hot (touching the memory's heat sink), so i nstalled a thermaltake case fan beside it(4000 rpm). THe 5200 doesn't have any means of knowing the tempearture accurately and i mostly relying on my sense of touch. The heat sinks are now relatively cool but some small component of the gpu are really really hot to touch. i wonder where is it that one should touch the card and can safely conclude that the operating temp is safe.

sorry for my english... thanks
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i've overclocked a gforce fx 5200... and installed a thermaltake fan (replacing the stock) on the core chip and some small heat sink on the memory chips. The core doesn't seem to heat up (as suggested by the fans heat sink mild temp) but the memory chip got really hot (touching the memory's heat sink), so i nstalled a thermaltake case fan beside it(4000 rpm). THe 5200 doesn't have any means of knowing the tempearture accurately and i mostly relying on my sense of touch. The heat sinks are now relatively cool but some small component of the gpu are really really hot to touch. i wonder where is it that one should touch the card and can safely conclude that the operating temp is safe.

sorry for my english... thanks
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post #3 of 4
Really hot doesnt mean anything.
SCALDING.
Is where you should get worried.
A 5200 shouldnt get that hot anyway even with stock cooling and youve gone beyond that.
So no need to worry.
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Ya, there were parts on my old 6800 GT that were so hot to the touch that you could almost burn your self, and it ran fine. So long as your games run with out any problems, your ok!
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