Maximum temperature of a ATI 4850

With a fan installed on the side of the case blowing pretty much directly on the card's heat sink(which already has a fan though it's a tad loud), it stays around 40 C when playing games like half life 2 maxed out, Crysis on high with no AA about 45 C, Second Life, eh, about 37 C. No overlocking or anything, but what i am wondering is what would be a safe temp for this? If the side 120 mm fan is blowing directly on the card's heatsink(radial design), does the card needs its fan running? Note there is no speed control on this one apparently, maybe its a dumb question like most of the ones I have asked, but I figure I ask anyway.
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  1. I think it would be good without the fan/with 120mm blowing but it's still better to use the fan on the fan blowing on it unless the 120mm is within 1-2inches from the heatsink
  2. Hey, your temps are cool... :)
    Mine HIS 4850 idle at 59'C and about 64'C when gaming...
  3. The 4850 is designed to run at up to 105°C before throttling it's clocks.
    Your temps are great, no worries there.
  4. I'm just curious, my temps above are with only 30% of speedfan...
    It set to auto, if i manually set to 60%, it could bring it down to 58'C when gaming.
    What do u guys thing? should i keep auto or manual?
    Thanks 4 the advices... :)
  5. All the above temps are fine. The original 4850 cooler would idle at 70C and max at 80-90C. I also got the GPU up to 110C with no ill effects (though soon after I replaced the cooler cutting temps to 30-35C idle and max in the 40-60C range).
  6. wa1 said:
    I'm just curious, my temps above are with only 30% of speedfan...
    It set to auto, if i manually set to 60%, it could bring it down to 58'C when gaming.
    What do u guys thing? should i keep auto or manual?
    Thanks 4 the advices... :)



    So did u crank up ur fan speed ?
    If yes, did it help ??
  7. Depends, if you crank it up you can probably overclock a bit more, as it stands your load temps are fine, in the 5870/5850 reviews 4870's, 4850's, 5870's, and 5850's got to 89C on load.
  8. yes, it help, but my temps are still normal, so i stay with auto setting(30%), since I'm not overclocking at all... :)
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