Hey my video card, XFX Geforce 8800 GT 512MB Alpha Dog(stock fan) has been running around 50-70C(30% Fan Speed) on idle since I installed it. 70-85C(80% Fan Speed) on idle after playing. Ive been playing games with it for like a year now. I get 95C when playing graphics intensive games like BFBC2. I havent got any freezes, shutdowns or anything like that.
is my card running on normal temp? or is it overheating. Im worried if it will die soon.
If your not noticing any adverse effects from load temps of upto 95C then its not "overheating", However 95C is certainly dangerous over a long period of time. I'd suggest giving the cooler/heatsink a clean and applying a good quality thermal paste to the GPU.
You may also want to clean your case fans, tidy cables to improve air flow and/or set up a custom fan profile for the graphics card with software such as MSI Afterburner.
I'd highly recommend keeping the temperature below 90C Maximum.