Hey there my 7900GS card reports temps of 75-76C when idling, and after just a couple minutes of heavy load it goes above 110. I don't know the max temperature it'll reach (I don't dare keep it running longer). Is it dangerous to run at such temperatures? If so, can I underclock it to something more sensible (if that's the case please tell me how to, I'm clueless) or am I gonna have to buy more fans? Thanks in advance!
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80-90º is average 115º is threshhold 127º burnout
Remove the dust from the fan. Reapply thermal paste. Regulate the fan with Rivatuner.
or EVGA Precision Tool if card is EVGA.
Okay, so as long as it doesn't reach 120-125C it should be fine? I already cleaned the fan and changed the paste, which did little. What should I set the fan speed to? Now Rivatuner says: "Fixed (25% duty cycle)" Thanks!