i have a standard 8800 gts with core-513 mhz and memory-792 mhz.
my idle temperature stays around 54-56c. unfortunately i never found out how it is under load.(stock cooler)
this morning i overclocked my memory to 999 mhz and my core to 620 mhz(3d perf only) using riva tuner.now i'm running 'look for artifacts' using atitools and it seems to pass really well, with temperature peaking at 75-76c (idle-59c).
from what i hear the numbers here are a bit too high. should i keep my overclocking settings? what is the temperature boundary? what do u guys average?
My XFX 8800GTS 320MB stock speed idle at 52°C and peak 63°C automatic fan speed. Room temp 25°C.
OCed to 600/900 idle at 57 and peak 70°C automatic fan speed.
I've attached 8cm fan on the case (top of VGA CARD) and in the back of the case (just under the exhaust of VGA card) so there's more airflow around VGA card which give 3°C less on OCed automatic fan speed. But if i set integrated fan rpm into 100% all the time, i got 6-7°C less.
Check your airflow on the case.
If you want you can override the fan setting using Rivatuner or Ntune.
yea, i used riva tuner to override the fan setting which now always works above 80%. the airflow in my casing is based on the cpu position, one on the back, one on the side. but i have an makeshift intake in the front.
anyways, i maxed out on the airflow issue for now. but is it safe to continue my overclock?
I use to think my card ran really hot so I emailed the evga people to ask. Here was the response:
Answered By Leonardo R (4/28/2007 6:42:22 PM): Hi Corey, These cards run at high temperatures. At idle you will see the temps anywhere between 55 and 60c. Under full load the card can reach safe temperatures up to 85c. TY EVGA Tech Team