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8800GT at 107 degrees Celsius while playing Crysis 2.

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Last night, after a four hour session with Crysis 2, I checked my GPU temperatures. They were in the triple digits.

107 degrees Celsius was the reading from Precision.

I thought it was somewhat odd, but I doubt the temperature sensor would be lying to me. My case is relatively dust free (cleaned it about a month ago), and has a fan operating on every possible spot, so poor airflow isn't the suspect. I also try to keep the wiring as neat as possible as well.

Last time I checked the temperatures on my card (which was a few months ago), the GPU would hit the mid-90s and stay there, which it acceptable for me, since the 8800GT isn't exactly the coolest card out there.

But, over 100C? I feel my card is either reaching the end of its lifespan, or perhaps I may need to put some new thermal paste on it.

Or, I could buy a new GTX 560 Ti, which is legendary for its low temperatures...

What should be my course of action? I really don't want to buy a new card just yet, even though this card is getting very close to its third year of life...

EDIT: I may add that I am getting no anomalies or artifacts while playing games with this card, even at such a temperature.
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Apply new TIM.

Whats your cooling situation like? On the card and in your case?

105 is the for these cards.

Don't push it.
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Apply new TIM.

Whats your cooling situation like? On the card and in your case?

105 is the for these cards.

Don't push it.
My 8800GT is a reference design with a single cooler. There is a fan on the side panel, two fans at the front of the case (moving air into the hard drive bay), a fan mounted to the top of the case, and an exhaust fan at the back of the case. Excluding the CPU fan, it's a total of five fans.

I try to keep the wiring nice and clean, but I do admit some of the PSU wires and such may be blocking airflow to the GPU.

My CPU is running relatively cool in comparison (at around 45C-50C when playing this game, so it's fine).
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post #4 of 8
Clean out the heatsink, reapply TIM and don't put globs on it. Thin line horizontally across the gpu.

Perhaps you haven't pushed the card to its limits before, and this is it's temp at max load.
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Do you have a custom fan profile?
    
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reapply tim

i reccomend OCZ freeze, i use it on all my GPUs, it works very nicely
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Do you have a custom fan profile?
I do. I keep the fan at 100%, all the time. Even with this, I am still getting triple digit temperatures.
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post #8 of 8
Dont use what i used on my 8800GT, don't use AS5 i got my butt kicked! Like above OCZ Freeze if you can get your hands on it, if not i recommended MX-4

EDIT: Give it a blast with the air compressor too!
Edited by Rowey - 3/25/11 at 11:42am
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