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Gigabyte Radeon HD 6850 Idle Temperature

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December 25, 2011 9:19:49 PM

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?

My Specs
AMD Phenom II x4 945 3.00 GHz
6 GB RAM
Gigabyte Radeon HD 6850
460psu

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.
December 25, 2011 10:50:17 PM

Mine's OC'd, and it sits in the low to mid 40s at idle. Under Furmark burn-in, it tops at about 72. Even at 72, fan speed is around 75%. When a GPU gets into the 80s and 90s, that problematic.
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December 25, 2011 11:01:00 PM

deadon2 said:
Mine's OC'd, and it sits in the low to mid 40s at idle. Under Furmark burn-in, it tops at about 72. Even at 72, fan speed is around 75%. When a GPU gets into the 80s and 90s, that problematic.


Is furmark even safe for my hardwares?
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December 25, 2011 11:07:09 PM

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.
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December 25, 2011 11:45:58 PM

Arkantos1 said:
Is furmark even safe for my hardwares?



Yes, it is a GPU utility, not a mixed drink.
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December 26, 2011 12:00:43 AM

fb39ca4 said:
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).

deadon2 said:
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).

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December 26, 2011 1:03:03 AM

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