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BFG 8800GT OC 625Mhz Running hot?

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December 8, 2007 10:11:02 PM

I noticed from speedfan and ntune that my idle temperatures of my 8800GT are around 58c.


Isn't that a lot for idle and not overclocked further by me?
What is the supposed idle temperature for this card?


Specs:
  • Q6600 at 3Ghz, 9x333
  • GB P35-DS4
  • BFG 8800GT OC 625Mhz
  • Corsair XMS2 6400c4 2x1GB running synchronous with CPU
    The room temp is quite normal and everything is in a Lian-Li PC7 Scandinavian Edition V3 which provides quite nice aircooling.
    December 9, 2007 2:06:54 AM

    8800GT runs hot and many people replace the stock cooler with aftermarket HSF.

    I read that newer 8800GT cards have bigger fan (10mm bigger).
    December 9, 2007 5:34:50 AM

    My specs is quite similar to yours, and my XFX 8800GT Extreme 512MB @640/1900 is also idle at 58-59C. When full load under Crysis, it will reach 70C in my Antec 900 case. It's normal and I've asked XFX help desk and they said it is safe until 120C then the damage will incur.

    If you intend to replace it with aftermarket cooler, you can try Thermaltake Duorb, heard it the best 8800GT cooler until this very moment.
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    December 9, 2007 10:47:53 AM

    Yeah, yesterday I mailed BGF as well to ask them but I guess they will reply tomorrow.

    Well its nice to know that this kind of temperature is quite normal.

    As for an aftermarket cooler I don't think I'll get one. If these temps are normal then I don't mind, and I don't game a lot on the PC anyway.
    December 10, 2007 3:01:54 PM

    MjWoNeR said:
    Yeah, yesterday I mailed BGF as well to ask them but I guess they will reply tomorrow.

    Well its nice to know that this kind of temperature is quite normal.

    As for an aftermarket cooler I don't think I'll get one. If these temps are normal then I don't mind, and I don't game a lot on the PC anyway.


    Any graphic intensive program will run her up too ... not just games .
    December 10, 2007 5:10:27 PM

    58 thats normal.. i hang around 55-58 on the norm.. and when gaming i will see 71. your card can withstand alot more, i know they are stable up to 90 C and the evga can do 100 C. if not mistaken
    December 14, 2007 4:28:51 PM

    MjWoNeR said:

    As for an aftermarket cooler I don't think I'll get one. If these temps are normal then I don't mind, and I don't game a lot on the PC anyway.


    LoL, okay if thats the case I got an old ATI 9000Pro laying around, lets swap out!
    December 14, 2007 4:39:13 PM

    a 6pack in said:
    58 thats normal.. i hang around 55-58 on the norm.. and when gaming i will see 71. your card can withstand alot more, i know they are stable up to 90 C and the evga can do 100 C. if not mistaken


    Really only 70C when gaming? What make, and do you have your fan settings above the default? Also by gaming, what game/settings/how long? Mine hit somewhere in the 80's with everything stock and some Hellgate London after an hour or so.
    December 14, 2007 5:18:46 PM

    Mine was hitting only about 74c when gaming but crashing also... my christmas miracle has come when it magically stopped crashing with the same load temps.... wierd huh
    September 3, 2008 8:44:46 PM

    If the BFG 8800GT OC 512MB reaches 80C while gaming for an hour or so (at stock speed), you will need to relieve the heat from within your PC case.

    I have the following:

    1 PC fan in front to draw in fresh air.
    1 PC fan on the side panel to draw the heat out that the video card gives out.
    1 PC fan in the rear to draw the heat out and assist with keeping the flow of fresh air coming in.
    1 CPU fan
    1 large PSU fan below, 1 80mm PSU fan on top to draw in fresh air.

    Hope this helps...

    FYI, the max under heavy load mine will reach is 71C....used to get close to 80C before the fan configurations.

    My idle temp is 41C with the fan at 30%, increasing to 60% drops it down to 37C - 38C- Rivatuner rocks!

    Cheers M8's!!!
    !