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Originally Posted by philhalo66 View Post
so it basically goes the way of the xbox 360?
I think so

Thus why baking it reflows the solder and fixes it xD
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Originally Posted by dragosmp View Post
At one time this was extensively covered on tech sites for example here:
http://www.tomshardware.com/news/Nvi...lure,6248.html

Most GPUs, mobile or not manufactured by Nvidia in the 6xxx to 9xxx series were concerned, but the failure rate depends (basically) on how well the GPU is cooled. The idea is a certain solder layer inside the GPU is weakened if the temperature varies too much. On laptop parts and GPUs that get very hot this weakness makes the cards fail after a certain time. To avoid this issue just cool the card real well, use aftermarket cooling if you have to.

*EDIT: yep, keep it under 75°C and it should last much longer than with the default cooling systems that yields over 90°C.
i like the sound of that lol ill check those links
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hmm thats uncomfortably hot for my taste
It idled around 60C @ 80% fan speed. Then again, I've never touched the thermal paste since they were made, could contribute somewhat.
    
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well 75C at load can't be that bad... Earlier GPUs get about 90C load while folding and still work.

My GTS 250 gets 76C while folding...
even my 4870 was up to 75C in crysis during last summer
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It idled around 60C @ 80% fan speed. Then again, I've never touched the thermal paste since they were made, could contribute somewhat.
well mbarry told me he changed the T.I.M. to TX-2 he said max temp he ever saw was 80C with other card around it so im hoping i can keep it 40C idle and 60-65C load

its like 23F here so that may be obtainable in winter, in summer i will probably underclock the card on hot days
Edited by philhalo66 - 1/4/11 at 6:08am
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I sort of laugh at people who say 50c idle, 75 load that's well within the specs of the card it should be no problem.

Well it shouldn't be a problem, but if your the rest of your components, VRMs, transistors, etc... are running over their limit the card is still going to fail. In fact I would say the core of a GPU is not even close to the most fragile part.

Therefore if your card is running hotter than the average card, you need to find out why this is and fix it because more than likely a card running hotter than spec is gonna fail.
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I sort of laugh at people who say 50c idle, 75 load that's well within the specs of the card it should be no problem.

Well it shouldn't be a problem, but if your the rest of your components, VRMs, transistors, etc... are running over their limit the card is still going to fail. In fact I would say the core of a GPU is not even close to the most fragile part.

Therefore if your card is running hotter than the average card, you need to find out why this is and fix it because more than likely a card running hotter than spec is gonna fail.
i am not stupid im not only going to watch the gpu temps im going to watch all the temps on the card
Edited by philhalo66 - 1/4/11 at 6:15am
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