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Is this "healthy"? - HD4890

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July 4, 2011 12:57:41 PM

Hello Tom's Hardware!


For a long time, I've been wondering if my graphic card is overheating or something like that.
My graphic card is a ATi Radeon HD4890 Superclocked Edition [Link]


When I'm playing games and such, it'll go to about 78-80 degrees (celcius) - and when I'm taking it to the max, using anti-aliasing features and such it'll actually go to 90 degrees, if not 91-94 degrees.

I'm just wondering if this is healthy? I've had this graphic card for about a 1½ year, and I've recently got myself a "XFX XPS Black Edition 750W Power Supply" [Link] - and a new fan.

I got 2 fans on the front, 1 on the 'side' and 1 on the back and the rest of my temperatures seems to be fine:
http://screensnapr.com/v/lv11Sh.png


^^ The screenshot is a screenshot of my PC on load ^^^
- Though not FULL load.


tl;dr
My question is:
Is this healthy? Can my graphic card run with 90 degrees or will I have to make it 'stay' at the 70-80 degrees?
Will it die?

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July 4, 2011 1:16:31 PM

in the 4k series era such temperatures are normal for high end cards (such as yours) when under full load. you can increase the fan speed to bring the heat down but the noise level will increase as a trade off. so pick your choice, quiet system or much cooler system
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July 4, 2011 2:36:06 PM

PhatPuff said:
Thanks for the tips, guys!

Incase you were wondering, my case is a RaidMax X-Force (with some extra, self-mounted fans):
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


I'll try to turn up the fan-speed or eventually get myself a new case with some better/extra fans.

For that 80mm side fan you can get a 80mm to 120mm clear adapter for about $6 and with a 120mm fan it well increase cool air into your case and force more hot air out. Edit; http://computers.shop.ebay.com/i.html?_nkw=80mm+to+120+...
July 4, 2011 3:49:11 PM

jeepster50 said:
For that 80mm side fan you can get a 80mm to 120mm clear adapter for about $6 and with a 120mm fan it well increase cool air into your case and force more hot air out. Edit; http://computers.shop.ebay.com/i.html?_nkw=80mm+to+120+...


Thanks for the reply, once again! :) 

I didn't even know these things existed. Thanks for the tip, really!
I'll buy one when I got the time for it..
!