Gigabyte Radeon HD 6850 Idle Temperature
I just installed this card into my Dell XPS 7100
When I am surfing the web i notice the temperatue is around 36-40 C and the fan speed is 46-50.
Is this normal?
When I am watching videos online the temperature increases around 46 C.
Once again is this normal?
AMD Phenom II x4 945 3.00 GHz
6 GB RAM
Gigabyte Radeon HD 6850
P.S: I already ran 3dmark11 and it seems normal. I was quite suprise that my psu can handle the card without any problem so far.
As long as it doesn't get past 100C you should be fine with. The GPU is used for hardware accelerated video playback which explains why your card goes to 46C, a perfectly safe temperature.
I see a best answer here/\(that one). With web browsers being hardware accelerated as well as online videos being hardware accelerated, even surfing the net puts a bit of load on your video card(and takes some load of the cpu).
Yes, it is a GPU utility, not a mixed drink.
Some refer to Furmark as a "power virus". It simulates gpu usage(and power consumption) even the hardest to play games can not match, but it will not hurt your card(the card has been built with that in mind).