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leadtek 8800 gtx running too hot ?

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December 2, 2006 10:31:10 PM

hi all,

i just changed fan 50% to fan 100% all the time in rivatuner cause my idle temps was 65 degrés celsius for core and 52 degré celsius for ambiant..is it too high for this graphic card ? i didnt do any game yet, i just installed my computer, new one. stock heatsink, i didnt put any termal past on it...now i have 100% fan cycle on, temp core is 55 degré celsius and 43 ambiant, do you think its too high ? im afraid that will go way more up while playing a videogame :/  any idea ?
December 2, 2006 10:56:00 PM

62 is a bit high.

Set the fan temp about 70-80% and it'll be fine.

Try playing a games for like one hour, and see check your temps then.

62 is far from killing it, but I would say it shouldn't be idling like that.
December 2, 2006 11:22:47 PM

In Riva Tuner go to:

Target Adapter - Customise - Graphic Subsystem Diagnostic Report

Make sure that Nvidia VGA Bios Information is ticked then scroll down to it and you will see: Core and ambient thermal thresholds.

These are the limits of the card. Anything less than these, your card is ok.
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December 3, 2006 1:39:27 AM

62 is a NORMAL temperature for the 8800GTX it runs very hot mine idles at 59 and under load reaches around 70 this is normal, dont worry about it, go play
December 3, 2006 2:22:32 AM

Thats what my 6800 GS AGP idles and games at, not a problem for my card, but it is now officially (2 generations) old and outdated :cry: 

BTW, one of my friends has an ATI Radeon X1900 XT and it goes as high as 90 degrees Celcius (and his case has great airflow), and his card has never hiccuped or slowed down once. I guess some cards just take the heat very easily. :wink:
December 3, 2006 2:26:48 AM

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62 is a bit high.

Set the fan temp about 70-80% and it'll be fine.

Try playing a games for like one hour, and see check your temps then.

62 is far from killing it, but I would say it shouldn't be idling like that.


Don't make me slap you foo! 62C is a very average temp. Mine idles at 63C.

Don't forget that our 8800 GTX's deliver twice the performance your puny ATI cards and thus run hotter.

:::runs:::
December 3, 2006 9:53:01 AM

7800gs oc 75mhz core clock, memory 100mhz normal temps 23c to 27c all day game play 32c marks shown are the oced speeds
December 3, 2006 4:32:30 PM

thats nice your 7800 is last years piece of **** the 8800GTX has twice the transistors and consumes alot more power
December 3, 2006 5:10:01 PM

Good to see all the intelligence in this thread has gone out the window :roll:
December 3, 2006 5:13:24 PM

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Don't forget that our 8800 GTX's deliver twice the performance your puny ATI cards and thus run hotter.

Don't forget the heatsink is like twice the size too :lol: 
December 3, 2006 5:14:47 PM

yes but if it where copper it would be much better, im waiting for a good aftermarket for the 8800GTX
December 3, 2006 5:28:33 PM

Yeah, that is a pretty normal temp. Especially being as how ATI X1900XTX can get up to 70-80c with stock cooler.

I'd say that 60s is good :D .
December 3, 2006 10:21:39 PM

hehehe... ;-)

(hey, it's only a an inch or two longer than the x1950xtx)
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