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what is the maximum operating temperature on an 8800GT?

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title says it all i got my BFG 8800GT overclocked heavily 725/1800/1100 and temps hit 77C in left 4 dead 2. i want to know the maximum temperature safe to run at.


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They're specced to operate at up to around 105-110C, but you'd be silly to run them that hot all the time. Mine used to load at around 93C (100% fan speed), and I would say anything under 95C is fine, to be honest.

Yeah, they're hot running cards.
    
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post #3 of 9
Mine with a single slot cooler would hit 90c often and it would sometimes hit 96c which is a bit hot but the card is still ticking after 2 years of that.
You're way away from the thermal max so I wouldn't worry.
     
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post #4 of 9
I had a 8800GT that would game at 88c. I did drop the temps by replacing the TIM. After that it ran at 82c. Your temps look average.
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I had a 8800GT that would game at 88c. I did drop the temps by replacing the TIM. After that it ran at 82c. Your temps look average.
Actually, especially for an overclocked card, I'd say they're a fair bit below average.
    
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okay thanks that makes me feel a lot better.
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post #7 of 9
Keep it under 85C for maximum life/performance
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post #8 of 9
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Keep it under 85C for maximum life/performance
these cards are designed to be able to handle load temps up to 105c. in fact the card wont throttle until 130c. 8800gt's were designed to be able to handle the heat. they run alot hotter than most other video cards. anything up to 100-105c is perfectly normal.
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My overclocked card on intense games hits 108 C after long usage. That's when I give it a break and let it cool down. Running for 3.5 years without much issues
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