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I have recently overclocked my video card Nvidia 6600 from 300MHz core to 375MHz core. It usually idles around 44C but when i play a game it goes to about 50C. This isnt hot enough to burn my mobo is it?
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I have recently overclocked my video card Nvidia 6600 from 300MHz core to 375MHz core. It usually idles around 44C but when i play a game it goes to about 50C. This isnt hot enough to burn my mobo is it?
Your Videocard is nowhere near 'burning', umm you won't have to worry about that. You should start worrying when your temperatures get in the 70C load range, if they don't get that high then you've nothing to worry about (load is when you are playing a game).

And you can overclock your card alot further than it is now. What program are you using to overclock? Coolbits? or RivaTuner?
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Yea, im using RivaTuner. I didn't want to over clock too much without an opinion but i guess i just got one lol. What would you say my maximum clock would be?
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Well, you need to download ATi Tool http://downloads.guru3d.com/download.php?det=725

And, you don't need to worry about temperatures, you need to worry about artifacts, that why I suggested ATi tool, while you're overclocking in RivaTuner, you run the 'Scan For Artifacts' window, and it will show a red cube and overclock in incriments of 10MHz (in RivaTuner), Test, Apply, and do so until you begin to get artifacts, once you get artifacts, you will need to clock down 5MHz, if you keep getting artifacts go down 5MHz more and you should be fine. And do this with Memory and then Core Clock, dosen't matter which order it is done in.
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Yup, 50* C is no where near to hot. My card idles at 52C.
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