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what is too hot for my gpu?

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August 22, 2008 3:58:20 PM

im running a 9800GT and in F the card reads a temp of 174 degrees. thats after like 2 hrs of playing gears of war on all max settings at res of 14x9. should i use C or F to read the temp. i know its a preference thing but what is too hot for the gpu. is 100C bad?

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August 22, 2008 4:19:48 PM

C is the usual measurement when talking about computer temperatures. 100C is very high for that card.
August 22, 2008 5:35:22 PM

well it hasnt hit 100C but i just wanted to know. its usually at 52C the most ive seen in nvidia system monitor is 78C
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August 23, 2008 4:08:56 AM

I like to say the max temp for any gpu is ~75-80c. Do you have a program to turn the fan to a higher speed?

August 23, 2008 9:14:25 AM

dude the max temp for most cards is around 135C. 9800GX2 is around 92C under load and a fair amount of ati cards mostly are over 80C at load
August 23, 2008 1:55:24 PM

I guess it's just a personal preference that I like cards to run cool, so I increase the fan speed. Where did you get 135c from, because I'm pretty sure the card will start lagging way before that. Isn't the 9800GX2 running that hot just because there are 2 GPUs in a very small space? I'm running a 9800GTX+ and the highest I've seen it go is ~65c.

August 25, 2008 12:28:17 AM

my friend melted his card by accident, it was running at 126C due to a fan failure..... so dont let it get that hot
a b U Graphics card
August 25, 2008 12:31:24 AM

fantom-feltpen said:
my friend melted his card by accident, it was running at 126C due to a fan failure..... so dont let it get that hot

isnt the card smart enough to turn itself off when it gets that hot?
May 9, 2009 10:30:43 PM

I've got an 8500 GT. It runs at about 80C. Is that too much?

PS: I'm looking to upgrade my video card and coolant system. What is the best hardware for the money?
May 9, 2009 10:42:59 PM

:Cough: rivatuner :cough:
July 7, 2009 9:13:40 PM

i have a xfx 9600gt xxx and at idle its temp is at 62 degrees C (141 F) but when i went to play Crysis at 12x10 high the temp went up to 104 degrees C (219 F) is that normal its only a year old and i just took it out and put it into by build pc !!!!!
a b U Graphics card
July 7, 2009 9:38:55 PM

110-115, a card will usually shut down. Good max running temps are usually in the 80s, with anything less preferable. Depends on card,card make model, setup, and rig. Besides card to card, no 2 are alike, but with only minor variences
July 8, 2009 12:30:06 AM

so how can i find out if that is good or bad?
July 8, 2009 12:41:36 AM

could it be that i dont have enough power to power the fan fast enough!!
July 8, 2009 1:19:00 AM

Well for most nvidia cards like the 8800 and the 9000 series I am pretty sure under load its best to keep it under 85C, anything over that and the card could be in danger but the GPU can handle a max of 120c before being almost sure of dying. Personally I never allow my card to get over 60C just be on the safe side :)  But if it stays under 85C then ur good, but remember this "With computer hardware, the cooler it is the longer it lives in general"
July 8, 2009 2:06:17 PM

im asking about the power because i only have a 380 watt power and it says 600watt minimum( and i never seen it get up that high in any other game so far!!!)
July 8, 2009 3:24:41 PM

Well manufacture says 600watt to be on the safe side, it all depends on you hardware, if you know and can, find the model numbers of all your hardware, and i mean ALL HARDWARE!! ram,hdd,opitcal drive,mobo,cpu,gpu,...etc and then google them and find out the maximum wattage they can consume and buy a powersupply that fits all thier [*(MAXIMUM)*] wattages plus a little overhead of like 50watt, 100watts would be good also as an overhead.
a b U Graphics card
July 8, 2009 7:07:07 PM

Underpowering hardware can cause higher temps. Whats your rig layout? How many dvd players,Hdds etc, and most importantly, what the psu? And its 12v rails amperage?
July 8, 2009 9:31:29 PM

CPU Type QuadCore Intel Core 2 Quad Q8200, 2333 MHz (7 x 333)
Motherboard Name Gigabyte GA-EP45T-UD3LR (2 PCI, 4 PCI-E x1, 1 PCI-E x16, 4 DDR3 DIMM, Audio, Gigabit LAN)
Motherboard Chipset Intel Eaglelake P45
System Memory 2048 MB (DDR3-1066 DDR3 SDRAM)
DIMM1: Corsair XMS3 DHX CM3X1G1600C9DHX 1 GB DDR3-1066 DDR3 SDRAM (7-7-7-20 @ 533 MHz) (6-6-6-18 @ 457 MHz)
DIMM2: Corsair XMS3 DHX CM3X1G1600C9DHX 1 GB DDR3-1066 DDR3 SDRAM (7-7-7-20 @ 533 MHz) (6-6-6-18 @ 457 MHz)

Video Adapter NVIDIA GeForce 9600 GT (512 MB)
3D Accelerator nVIDIA GeForce 9600 GT
Monitor Gateway FPD1760 [17" LCD] (A53 50H 29549)

Audio Adapter Realtek ALC888 @ Intel 82801JB ICH10 - High Definition Audio Controller
Disk Drive WDC WD1200JD-00HBB0 ATA Device (111 GB, IDE)
Optical Drive LITE-ON COMBO LTC-48161H ATA Device (DVD:16x, CD:48x/24x/48x DVD-ROM/CD-RW)

July 8, 2009 9:35:40 PM

i look up the peak wattage is 240 and also i was think unit i have the money can i just put a 300 watt power supply to only my graphic card since i have one!!!
a b U Graphics card
July 8, 2009 9:40:34 PM

Really need more info on your 12 volt rails output from your psu. Is your rig a OEM? I see gateway listed for your monitor?
July 8, 2009 9:42:59 PM

no that a old monitor were can i find 12 volt rails info!!!
July 8, 2009 9:45:14 PM

my power supply is a NU POWER PERFORMANCE 380 WATT
July 8, 2009 9:56:47 PM

i think i have one 12 volt rail
July 8, 2009 10:07:21 PM

Field Value
Sensor Properties
Sensor Type ITE IT8718F + DES (ISA 290h)
GPU Sensor Type Diode (NV-Diode)
Motherboard Name Gigabyte EP43 / EP45-DS3(R) / EP45-DS3L(R) / EP45-S3L / EP45-UD3(R) / EP45-UD3L(R) / EP45-UD3P / EP45C / EP45T Series
Chassis Intrusion Detected Yes

Motherboard 40 °C (104 °F)
CPU 28 °C (82 °F)
CPU #1 / Core #1 47 °C (117 °F)
CPU #1 / Core #2 51 °C (124 °F)
CPU #1 / Core #3 40 °C (104 °F)
CPU #1 / Core #4 48 °C (118 °F)
GPU Diode 64 °C (147 °F)
WDC WD1200JD-00HBB0 27 °C (81 °F)

Cooling Fans
CPU 1259 RPM

Voltage Values
CPU Core 1.09 V
+3.3 V 3.34 V
+12 V 12.30 V
+5 V Standby 5.21 V
VBAT Battery 3.17 V
DIMM 1.71 V

Current Values
CPU 2.27 A

Power Values
CPU 2.47 W
a b U Graphics card
July 8, 2009 10:09:18 PM

Not having any luck finding the perf on your psu, anyone else?
July 11, 2009 8:03:01 PM

i found the problem. i took my cover off and the heat sink was covered with dust thank you guys for the help now when i play crysis it only get up to 160 idle at 115