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GPU Temps.

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April 28, 2009 4:39:26 PM

I just checked My Catalyst control centre thing, and apparently, the GPU temp is 76 C with no activity. I don't know much about hardware, but is that dangerous? Because it seems quite high, I am rocking a HD 4850 stock btw.

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April 28, 2009 10:35:47 PM

Bump. Sorry but I don't wanna burn out my video card. :) 
a b U Graphics card
April 28, 2009 10:44:13 PM

Yes, that is too hot for idle, even for ATI cards.

Manually set the fan to 70% or higher. Or download rivatuner and use the dynamic fan settings.

Also make sure your fan is working properly.
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April 28, 2009 10:53:55 PM

Listen to BSD ;)  hes right !
April 28, 2009 11:22:06 PM

the fan is only at about 20percent. I will manually change it to higher tomorrow. Thanks for the help.
April 28, 2009 11:39:18 PM

what should the gfx card temp be at idle??
a b U Graphics card
April 28, 2009 11:44:17 PM

It's different for every card type, and different for every card model (of the sametype) depending on the manufacturer.

For the 4850, idle is usually in the high 60s (ie 68-69'C)

Comparably, for the 9800GTX, idle is 60'C while the GTX+ is 55'C

Companies that have good coolers or aftermarket coolers on their cards are usually 5-10'C less than the average
a b U Graphics card
April 29, 2009 12:23:13 AM

I beg to differ on the 9800 GTX, my friend owns one and his idles @ 40-45c, overclocked even. My GTX 260 has similar temps, its sitting @ 42c right now running Superclocked speeds.

Of course you are running your 9800's in SLI so they would run warmer. 60 is pretty high for a single 9800GTX sitting idle. Of course the room temperature can affect it as well.
April 29, 2009 2:06:37 AM

My SLI BFG 9800GTX+ OC ran 40-45 c idle 30% fan .. never pass 60c load @ 60% fans.

My BFG GTX285 OC2 : 40c idle and 60-65c load @ 65% fan

I owned an EVGA 9800GTX+ SC before the BFG and the EVGA was Hotter. 50 idle and 70 load.
April 29, 2009 12:34:35 PM

Ok, I've decided to leave it at automatic, it should be able to adjust itself according to the temps, so would that be ok? Cos I checked there and it said only 50 C at idle, so meh. I've survived like this for months anyway.