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8600GT Temps

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September 3, 2009 2:57:19 PM

I have an 8600GT which is running at 70 degrees idle and 92 degrees at full load with fan at 100%. Should this be ok? I'm buying a case fan aswell soon so that might help.

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a b U Graphics card
September 3, 2009 3:03:55 PM

Those temps are too high, not healthy for your GPU. Try EVGA Precision toll and manually set the fan to 100% to see if it helps to cool the temps.
September 3, 2009 3:43:06 PM

Bearing in mind that the 92 degrees was when i was playing crysis. FIFA is about 85. I will try that tool.
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September 3, 2009 5:41:59 PM

My fans are at 100% and when i played Sims3 on full settings it reached 100 degrees for a few seconds. It's a good job Nvidia cards can sustain these temps (for a while).
a b U Graphics card
September 4, 2009 2:17:41 PM

There is something wrong with either your GPU temp sensor or you hvae no airflow in your case. Your GPU should not be past 85-88 C with 100% GPU fan running. If you keep hitting 100C, your GPU will soon die.
September 4, 2009 2:19:17 PM

I'm buying a fan for the front and back so there will be some airflow in the case. That might help.
a b U Graphics card
September 4, 2009 3:50:41 PM

That's an old GPU. If you know how to remoce the casing (very simple) and blow out and clean the fan, it will also help. If you have a friend who would like to buy it at a fair price (about $25 - $35), I would sell it and get a bew 9800 GT for around $85.
September 4, 2009 6:12:56 PM

At the moment i am happy with my 8600 GT. I've just bought it temporarily until christmas when i can buy a better card. I've just put a case fan at the back of my PC blowing air out and it has lowered my idle temp from 70 degrees to 57! Now for one at the front!
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