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October 19, 2012 6:55:53 AM

specs: phenom II 955 BE
gigabyte hd 6850
ddr2 800 4 sticks
antec earthwatts 430



I just installed the gigabyte hd 6850 and just playing Half life 2 mods, i'm getting 65c when playing games, it idles when surfing the web at 45c. I'm not sure what's a safe temp. I researched this gpu and several years old posts states gpu's can go as high as 100c. I have a Micro ATX case and have a pci nic in the last slot, which sits right next to the 6850. I have messed around with MSI afterburner fan settings, but doesn't drop temp down really more than few degrees. Question being am I pushing the temp limits here. I can barely hear the fan running at all. But ain't playing BF3 or MW3 either. Thanks for any advice you can give me.


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October 19, 2012 7:08:38 AM

65c is very good while playing. Even at 75c its ok. And 45c is ok for ambient temp. I think you room temp is high and you do not have enough air flow for case. Thats why your are getting 45c. But no need to worry.

Sometimes i also get 45c, but its for my room temp. Generally its 35c/38c. You can use intake and exhaust fan for case if you dont have any.
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October 19, 2012 7:16:19 AM

mubin said:
65c is very good while playing. Even at 75c its ok. And 45c is ok for ambient temp. I think you room temp is high and you do not have enough air flow for case. Thats why your are getting 45c. But no need to worry.

Sometimes i also get 45c, but its for my room temp. Generally its 35c/38c. You can use intake and exhaust fan for case if you dont have any.



So when using msi afterburner, should i increase my fan speed. Right now it's on auto and at 47 speed. Where I live it's heading into winter and am downstairs, so it's currently down to 40's at night. So sure your right about case air flow then. Plenty chilly outside. Thanks for the quick feedback.
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a b U Graphics card
October 19, 2012 7:35:27 AM

Do not use custom speed or manual fan speed. It can reduce your fan lifetime. Your temp is ok. No need to worry. Just use some extra fan for your case for good air flow.
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a c 193 U Graphics card
October 19, 2012 11:24:19 AM

Your temps are fine. I wouldn't worry about it. Before I replaced the fan on my GTX460 I was running 75C in games or higher.
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October 26, 2012 1:28:23 AM

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