i just wanna ask if 70C is still safe for my graphics card? i'm using a Palit 9500GT and i tweaked it on the ff settings:
*the core and memory are overclocked at its max but i was afraid to tweak shader more coz my graphics card might just melt or blow up lol. i even changed its fan.
while playin some games for more than an hour, the temp has reached 70C (before i changed the fan, it reaches 77C yet the setting are lower before). if i estimated it right, it might reach 73-75C during hot days (i'm in a tropical country) and i still haven't put any thermal paste since i changed its fan.
At 77c that card is barely breaking a sweat. If you break 90c I would consider getting better airflow or spinning up the fan on the gpu. I believe 100c is safe for those cards but I wouldn't recommend it. If you notice, even at 77c your card's fans is probably still at 40 percent. That means it doesn't think it's hot yet.
yeah, that's the prob dude, i don't know the % of my fan speed. how can i detect that %? i'm using MSI afterburner for tweaking yet the setting for the fan was turned off just like this one:
well, so much for my gpu's fan speed lol. so, @ 70-75C, my gpu is still safe. err what would be the consequences if my gpu becomes hotter, let's say if the temp reaches @ 85-90C? i'm just curious lol. thanks!
The maximum safe temperature for a 9500GT is 105 degrees Celcius. I used to have a BFG 9500GT. 90-95 won't get you in any trouble but the drivers will probably crash if it stays that hot for too long. If you reach 98-100, back off the clocks.
Get RivaTuner and see if it will let you change your fan speed.