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December 22, 2006 1:04:36 PM

Hello,

I installed my new eVGA 8800 GTS card and also the newest drivers 97.44 for Windows XP.

NVidia reports 80 degrees in idle and 85 in load.
Are these readings ok ? Is this a faulty card?

Thank you
December 22, 2006 2:31:38 PM

80 is a little high for idle temp, but nothing that would harm your card. Although you probably should consider some better cooling in your case.
December 22, 2006 3:02:07 PM

Idle does seem little high, but 85C is under full load, which is good.
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December 22, 2006 3:08:11 PM

That sounds a bit high for idle. How are you testing your load temps? Can you play something at max settings for 2 hours and have temps not go above 85c when you are maxing your card out? (Oblivion is a good torture test BTW).

Maybe you should try buying some new thermal paste and reseating your card, but only if you are comfortable with such an operation. Otherwise, you could always call up eVGA support and ask them about it (they might just RMA the card for you).
December 22, 2006 3:43:31 PM

Quote:
Hello,

I installed my new eVGA 8800 GTS card and also the newest drivers 97.44 for Windows XP.

NVidia reports 80 degrees in idle and 85 in load.
Are these readings ok ? Is this a faulty card?

Thank you


uhhhhhh am i the only one that thinks that is ridiculously hot?! are all 8800's this way?! i mean, seriously, i cringe when my video card gets near 60, lol.
December 22, 2006 4:13:47 PM

I run an OC 8800gts...

That's crazy hot for idle and even maxed out. Do you have it overclocked? I sit at 62 idle and 76 max on full load doing intense 3dmark06. You might want to invest in one of the Silverstone high CFM fans if it's that high (I have one running full blast out). These are temps from the core OC'ed to 625 and ram to 890. :lol: 

Got a screenshot of this is you need visual proof...pm me your email and i'll reply with the jpg.

Might be a faulty card, might be your ventillation in the case. There is a simple science to it...
December 22, 2006 4:22:14 PM

Which version of the card do you have? I picked up a BFG, and I dont hear the card fan at all, and my idle is 60c with the case cover off. I dont know If i like the card being so quiet, but you should be seeing beter temps.

To note: its 50 degrees in the house, which helps.
December 22, 2006 4:55:17 PM

Yeah, from what I've read 60c is pretty normal for stock cooler with average ventilation.
December 22, 2006 4:57:01 PM

But its damn quiet. Every now and then I think "oh great, something happend cause my computer is off". Both the 8800 and the c2d fans are amazing! Very impressed.
December 22, 2006 5:21:49 PM

My 8800 GTX idles at 58c and under heavy load may hit 80c, so I'd say your way to hot for idle.
December 22, 2006 5:40:37 PM

With that case your temps are high. Call eVGA and get them to RMA card if you don't want to deal with reseating heatsink or buying an aftermarket cooling system (if you want to OC you will be looking at an aftermarket system anyway).
December 22, 2006 5:49:45 PM

I looked at the diagram for your case and it looks very very similar to how my case's airflow is. However, my rear fan under the PSU pushes out 110cfm.

I do not know of any fans that are as strong as Silverstone's FM121 but man, it was the best 20$ I ever spent. It might be loud but who cares when you have your volume cranked up or wearing earphones :lol:  . It comes with a knob for RPM control anyway. Even if you don't OC, its a good investment as it'll keep everything (ram, cpu, vid card) cooler. My CPU idles at 37c with the help of the FM121.

I do not think an aftermarket cooler is necessary for the vid card. The stock one is plenty sufficient unless you are willing to dump more $ than the case fan I suggested. RMA using EVGA's advance RMA if it is really broke. Cross ship is nice...I signed up for it just in case crap happens - yes, mine is an EVGA.
December 22, 2006 5:55:32 PM

Remember, I have my case open completly and getting about 60c... rear fan is an ok 120mm fan.

His case is much beter then mine, and thus should be getting beter cooling, at least a little bet beter. 20c difference is a sign of a big problem.
December 23, 2006 6:26:39 PM

I got rivatuner and set the fan from 60% (default) to 80%

Idle: 69c
Load: 82c
December 23, 2006 6:32:41 PM

Yea, tweak the fan settings. It's best option right now. Those temps aren't that bad.
December 23, 2006 6:47:05 PM

But they're not that great either. :?
December 23, 2006 9:14:34 PM

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the card manufacturer is eVGA.

MB: eVGA 680, Intel Core QX6700

The case is well ventilated and is:ThermalTake full tower ARMOR.

http://www.thermaltakeusa.com/product/Chassis/fulltower...


Are the reports from the NVidia Control Panel correct? Or the driver is buggy?


I have the exact same setup w/ the Tt case w/ 25cm fan. My card runs @ 70c under Vanguard beta and idles around 60c. It is def a prob with your cooling or card itself. I would talk to eVGA.
January 7, 2007 6:40:53 PM

I can't seem to find the temperature in the control panel. The help file for hte control panel says that it should be under 3D Settings at the "Select a category" menu. Is this true? Because I have no 3D Settings menu!

I tried to see if there was an update to the control panel on nvidia's website, but all I could seem to find was for windows vista, also I have the 97.44 drivers
November 10, 2007 10:07:57 AM

hi folks, i found this page via google because if have the same card and the same problem.

i noticed yesterday when i was putting the card in after i ran crysis the hard drive which is near the read of the graphics card was very hot when i touched the graphics card it was also very hot.

i put my fan speed to 100% atm and the remp has dropped about 10C from 70C to 60C idle.

im worried about my hard drive getting fried by these temps? should i move it away from the rear of the card? theres about a 3-4cm gap between them atm
November 10, 2007 12:11:55 PM

Those temps are normal for graphics cards, they're built to withstand much worse, hard drive wise, I doubt it would harm it. FYI, dont touch something that's 140-60 degrees farenheit
November 10, 2007 12:59:37 PM

Dont worry about those temps, these cards have been seen to withstand 150C. 60-70C idle is fantastic, 80 is decent.
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November 10, 2007 1:57:44 PM

BrutalDawg1 said:
Dont worry about those temps, these cards have been seen to withstand 150C. 60-70C idle is fantastic, 80 is decent.


If those are fantastic temps., what would my 50c idle 66c load temps be considered ?
Thermaltake 22 cfm slot fan over the card (Aerocool BTX box), and card fan at 85%, room temp 21c.

November 19, 2007 8:47:42 PM

what setting should i have the fan set to? i have it 100% all the time. the card went to 72C when playing stalker. and sits about 58-60C idle. is this ok?

should i put the fan speed back to auto?
November 19, 2007 9:12:40 PM

I have an XFX 8800GTS XXX edition which is already factory OC'd. But I OC it to 625 core and 980 memory and when playing Crysis on high settings I max out my temp at 63 C. So if you are around 85 C under load that is too high. I idle around 58 C and I have a cruddy eMachines factory case with poor air flow. Make sure you go into the nVidia panel and turn up the fan speed because it defaults at 60%. Put it at 85-90% and even take off teh side panel of your case for better cooling.
November 19, 2007 9:16:47 PM

cmichel04 said:
Hello,

I installed my new eVGA 8800 GTS card and also the newest drivers 97.44 for Windows XP.

NVidia reports 80 degrees in idle and 85 in load.
Are these readings ok ? Is this a faulty card?

Thank you

not ok temps my 8800GTX (suppose to run hotter) dont hit 85 on load or idle. Idles at 70c. Loads at around 80c
April 14, 2012 3:46:54 AM

OK this is 5 years after I bought my EVGA 8800 GTS and I had the same issue yesterday.

Like a fool I didn't register for the lifetime warranty and was about to trash it, when just for kicks I took of the plastic cover and vacuumed off the copious amounts of dust that had clogged the fan and heat sink. And it worked!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I don't do hardcore gaming anymore and cannot believe I paid $400 for a graphics card (those were the days). Anyways, I believe that heating is a major issue due to accumulation of dust, and you should try cleaning it if you see the same issue.

Hopefully someone will benefit from this and get to keep this wonderful card running and running...
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