I currently built a budget gaming computer.
I am not experiencing any negative issues..
But out of curiosity what temperature is too hot for this particular card or any gpu for that matter?
It idles around 26 degrees Celsius and when heavy gaming it hits 40 degrees Celsius.. This is pretty cool right?
I use the asus geforce gts 450 1gb ddr5 card..
Rosewill Challenger tower (3 case fans)
amd athlon II quad core 3.1ghz cpu
8gb ddr3 gskill ram
500w (600 peak) rocketfish gaming psu (was skeptical about this psu being such low wattage and not the best brand but turned out very nice)
Haven't oc'd anything.
This thing actually passed all expectations.. I didn't expect the best with how little i spent upon building this pc but..
runs Crysis on highest settings 40+ fps
Starcraft2 highest settings
black ops on extra high settings 60fps
Oblivion ultra settings 60fps
Fallout 3 highest settings
left 4 dead 2 60fps all high settings
WoW 60fps ultra settings
Those are outstanding temperature readings. You must have very good case airflow. I would try to get in some overclocking. It seems like you may have VSync turned on. Maybe try turning it off with an overclock to see if you can get even more out of the card than 60 fps.