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Hi guys i have a doubt i currently have my 8800GTX with MX-3 100% fan full load folding is 70/71ºC at 1674MHz Shaders if i change the cooler to a Artic extreme 8800 will it OC more? Or only drop temps?
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Hi guys i have a doubt i currently have my 8800GTX with MX-3 100% fan full load folding is 70/71ºC at 1674MHz Shaders if i change the cooler to a Artic extreme 8800 will it OC more? Or only drop temps?
lower temps usually means bigger OC possibilities
    
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70C is good load temps for that GPU. Mine went up to 90C stock... Upper limit is in the 90s
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As someone has stated lower temps can mean better overclocking. Seeing how you're not in the 90's or higher it may not actually help much if any.

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70C is good load temps for that GPU. Mine went up to 90C stock... Upper limit is in the 90s
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Nvidia says 105ºC max temp it seems high i don't believe it will OC more and i will spend 30€ its my second card folding dedicated also would drop a little the temps of my GTX470 since this one is right below it. Thanks for the advices guys since this is a old GPU is not worth the extra cash
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It is a GREAT gpu!! Still runs all new games at pretty high settings!
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I use it only for folding i play with GTX470 hehehe since my raid is broken (yesterday) and i lost everything i do not play anything right now my SSD arrives Monday so then i will install everything and keep this 500GB for storage
But yeah the 8800GTX rocks and mine is the XXX Edition!
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