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8800GTS idle at 70c??

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June 4, 2007 8:12:51 AM

My 8800gts idles at 70c. Is this normal for this card?!

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June 4, 2007 8:39:58 AM

Mine is about 50 C when idling. It basically means you wont be able to overclock it much I think.
June 4, 2007 9:28:51 AM

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Mine is about 50 C when idling. It basically means you wont be able to overclock it much I think.


Im glad I got it from Circuit City then because I will return it. Im really not happy with the performance at stock settings.
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June 4, 2007 9:29:22 AM

mine hangs around 65c idle.. scary at first but used to it now.
June 4, 2007 9:43:26 AM

What brand do you have? Mine is MSI, idle at 56-59, full load at 65-69 when testing 3DMark.
June 4, 2007 9:57:21 AM

mine idled at 68ish when I first got it, I now run it set manually to 100% fan speed when gaming and at idle it sits @ 50C and 60-65C on full load
June 4, 2007 10:09:51 AM

Ive got the EVGA 8800GTS 320MB. It idles at 70c with the fan on 60%. I can turn the fan higher because it becomes too loud. Im gonna mess around with fan placement and see if it helps, then decide whether or not to return it for something different. Are there any good aftermarket coolers I could get for it? My plan was to overclock it, because Im not happy with the stock performance, but the extra frames from overclocking would make it ok.
June 4, 2007 10:39:45 AM

Shoddy heat sink probably.. If you can, return it for some other brand.

XFX, Point of View and maybe Asus would ahve better sinks, or at least the Nvidia stock sink. Msi, Point of view and many others just slash some of their own cheap-o sink on with uneven bottoms and bad fans.

You don't want to replace the heatsink yourself unless you're V E R Y comfortable replacing heatsinks on exposed glass cores.

You'll slash your wrists and pull your hair if you happen to crack that bastard.
...So don't. :p 
June 4, 2007 11:12:19 AM

I would recommend getting RivaTuner, or ATI Tool and adjusting the fan speeds.
June 4, 2007 11:58:13 AM

Mine idle at 68c & full load at 80c.
No worry here! 8)
Still much better than my previews X1900XTX that idled at 80c and full load at 110c. :tongue:
June 4, 2007 12:22:17 PM

My Evga 8800gts 640mb idles at 58c with the fan at 85%.
June 6, 2007 1:52:54 AM

got it down to 58c idle with the fan at 60% by moving one of the fans in my p180b. I had a fan in the front middle with the hard drive cage removed, and I put the cage back in with the fan on the back of it so its blowing directly on the GPU. Do I have room to overclock with my temps like this? What kind of temps should I avoid when overclocking the card?
June 6, 2007 2:13:33 AM

Increase the fan speed to 85% and set the core clock to between 550-600 and memory clock to between 900-1000. My 8800GTS runs fine at 600,1000
June 6, 2007 2:39:01 AM

Bumped up the fan to 80%, which is the highest I can go before the noise annoys me. Card idles at 55c now. Is this ok? What temps should I stay away from when I overclock?
June 6, 2007 2:43:01 AM

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Bumped up the fan to 80%, which is the highest I can go before the noise annoys me. Card idles at 55c now. Is this ok? What temps should I stay away from when I overclock?


Try not to get into the 70s, but if yer max temp hovers around there, which i doubt it will you'll be fine.
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June 6, 2007 3:06:19 AM

There's some high idle temps in this thread. Mine idles at 49c with it overclocked at 575/850 and the fan set at 75%. Add a slot cooling fan to shave at least a few degree's off.
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