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Issue with My EVGA 8600GT

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April 2, 2010 12:11:49 AM

I have had my EVGA 8600GT (256mb, 128-bit) for about 2 years now. It only has a month left before I replace it with an undecided card. Anyways... my temperatures have always concerned me, but I've just come to the assumption that it just wrong... because my idle temps are usually.... 65-70...
Anyways, today I've decided I'm going to see what I can get from the card without killing it because I still need it to last another 1-5 weeks until I decide which card to replace it with and I get some more paychecks.
I decided to overclock it to these specs... Core Bus - 624 and Memory Bus - 796...
I decided to completely max out every single setting on Half Life 2 @ 1920x1080 at those specs. I Alt+Tab out to check my temps after only around 5-10 minutes and I was startled to see my temp was reading at 105...

Anyone want to help me out and tell me why the hell it would read 105 and still be functioning? If it was running at 90 I'd be surprised even.

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a c 1641 U Graphics card
April 2, 2010 12:18:20 AM

105C is what nvidia specs as max temp for most of their cards. Have you cleaned the heat sink on the card
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April 2, 2010 12:22:04 AM

Really?! Damn...
I have not cleaned it for a couple months, after I'm done stress testing it I definitely will.
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a c 175 U Graphics card
April 2, 2010 12:26:44 AM

You don't want that card getting any ware near that hot knowing how well that generation was made with the bonding issues. Keep it under 80c at the most however I strive to keep my cards under 70c including my 8800gtx. I recently landed a 8600gt my self and it does run on the warm side but didn't get that hot only topped out at 70c at default clocks. It by chaintech and has a very crappy cooler. So I would clean the dust if any that is in the cooler on your card to help with the temps.
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April 2, 2010 12:36:06 AM

Just read 104 after Alt+Tabbing down Half Life 2 Episode once again at fully maxed settings @ 1920x1080... it's running at 84 after about a minute after I Alt+Tabbed
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a c 175 U Graphics card
April 2, 2010 12:56:31 AM

bsecksmonster said:
Just read 104 after Alt+Tabbing down Half Life 2 Episode once again at fully maxed settings @ 1920x1080... it's running at 84 after about a minute after I Alt+Tabbed



Get riva tuner and turn the fan speed up to max. A computer is a lot like a car if you hear an odd noise you don't drive it till it breaks down in the middle of rush hour you take it to a shop or fix it your self and in this case you got to get those temps lower. Clean the cooler it isn't brain surgery just clean it instead of slow killing it by running it at those temps.
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April 2, 2010 1:56:33 AM

does your 8600 gt have dust on the fans and heatsink? my 9600 gt dropped 22c when i clan the dust from the heatsinnk.
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April 2, 2010 4:38:17 AM

Downloading Riva Tuner. Getting around to dusting later.
Link me to the exact program for Riva Tuner to get, I downloaded a driver program instead it seems
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