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Safe Temperature GTS 250?

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July 14, 2010 5:08:17 PM

Hi,

I just build a (very) modest gaming computer (nothing too fancy) and I've gotten it up and running. I got a PNY 1GB Nvidia GTS 250 card and I was just wondering if my cooling is sufficient... MSI Afterburner reports this about the GPU:
on Idle

GPU Temp: 39 C
GPU Usage: 1 - 2%
Fan Speed: 27%
Core Clock: 738 MHz
Shader: 1732 MHz
Mem: 1100 MHz

Yet doesn't 39 C seem a (little) high for being idle. (as of now i'm installing a game and on firefox)

I'm new to all of this so, just let me know.



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a c 271 U Graphics card
July 14, 2010 5:29:33 PM

39c idle is fine, what's the load temps like? So long as you're below 90c the card will be OK as 105c is the max for that card.
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July 14, 2010 9:39:01 PM

Yeah, well all I have installed right now is Half Life 2 and I ran that at 1920 x 1080 with full everything and it hit about 65 c at most.
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a c 271 U Graphics card
July 14, 2010 9:43:07 PM

That's running about perfect then.
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July 15, 2010 7:11:30 AM

Thank you.
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July 22, 2010 1:46:03 AM

Best answer selected by mydog12.
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