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I ran a stress test on my new BFG 7800GTX yesterday at stock speeds (its factory overclocked) with the stock cooler. I'm trying to decide if I should replace the stock cooler with a zalman vf-700cu I had on my old 7800GT. I actually got it up to 71 - 72C over a sustained period (it idles at 39C). I know its below the thermal thresholds of the card but yikes thats hot. I'm going to try the Zalman today with copper heatsinks on the ram (the vf-700 comes with aluminum sinks) to see if it makes a big difference.

What kind of temps is anyone else with a 7800GTX getting? My 7800GT never went above high 40's.
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My GTX with the big cooler runs about 72C while doing heavy fighting in Halo. Other games it's about 50-60ish.
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My GTX idles at 32 C, with FarCry gaming it usually gets to 38 C... but I have watercooling.
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Very interesting. took the stock cooler off my new card and mounted a zalman vf-700 cu. My idle temps went from 41-43 c down to 35-36c but even more important, the gpu stress test I ran maxed out at 56C over 20 minutes of constant use. Thats down from 72C. 16C improvement!

Zalman rules.

BTW, heres the link to a really cool gpu demo that you can run while watching your temp monitor in the nvidia active panel. none of my games could make the gpu hit 72C yesterday but this thing did no problem.



http://www.daionet.gr.jp/~masa/rthdribl/
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Quote:
Originally Posted by TheKraken
My GTX idles at 32 C, with FarCry gaming it usually gets to 38 C... but I have watercooling.
thats what mine run too. how do you take temps with a game going?? sorry dont mean to hijack
    
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My GTX with the big cooler runs about 72C while doing heavy fighting in Halo. Other games it's about 50-60ish.

72c?? isnt that pretty hot for halo i have a 7800GT but i barley get 60ish or so when playing games like source, FEAR and stuff like that

does the heat have that big a margin between the GTX and the GT?
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Yes it does as I saw when going from a gt to a gtx. I never went higher than 48C on my gt. However, I did install a zalman vf-700 right out of the gate with that card whereas with the gtx I ran it at stock for a couple of days before installing the zalman. The fact that the zalman drops both my idle temps by 5C and my max load temps by 16C is pretty amazing.

If you really want to see what your temps look like, run the demo I linked above while keeping your nvidia panel open on temps. Let it go for about 7 or 8 minutes and see what the temp maxes out at.
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Ouch!

my @#*^ is running hot

this stock hsf suxors

I s'pose it may be time for a zalman gpu cooler.
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Quote:
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thats what mine run too. how do you take temps with a game going?? sorry dont mean to hijack
Run ATI Tool or any other GPU temp monitoring program on a different screen while gaming. I have my 15" LCD for Temp monitoring and Teamspeak when I'm playing BF2 to make sure what my temps are and who's talking
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Rockerclocker, cool demo eh? And yes are running about 6C hotter than I am. Mind you I have more case fans than you can shake a stick at. I initially thought that the gtx runs hotter than the 7800gt but now that I think about it, I didn't run this stress test on the 7800gt and the gtx idles 5C lower than the GT did and its factory overclocked higher than my 7800gt was. That would indicate that a gtx may be cooler at max temps as well. Maybe someone on the forum can run the demo with a zalman and/or stock cooler and post back as I no longer have a 7800gt to test with.


Edit: How do you do a screen capture and turn it into a jpeg?
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