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Gpu temps for a geforce 6800

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November 2, 2012 12:09:19 PM

Hello,
My geforce 6800 is running hot. 75C when idling in desktop. When running a full load it got up to 100C before I shut it off. Any suggestions.

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November 2, 2012 8:26:22 PM

Check the usage of files and load of gpu.
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November 2, 2012 9:49:06 PM

Clean any dust and if that doesn't help apply some new thermal paste.
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November 2, 2012 9:51:32 PM

GeForce 6800? You might want to clean the dust out of that there relic.
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November 2, 2012 9:54:27 PM

I'd say check the dust first, just remember those cards do run extremely hot compared to other cards from the day. If cleaning it out doesn't help it out you can even go as far as replacing the fan.
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November 2, 2012 10:15:54 PM

Thank you. I will try all of the above starting with clearing dust, the thermal paste, and if it is a bad fan then I think I will just save up for a new card. The fan seems to be ok though. And yes I know its a relic lol.
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November 2, 2012 10:18:55 PM

mace200200 said:
I'd say check the dust first, just remember those cards do run extremely hot compared to other cards from the day. If cleaning it out doesn't help it out you can even go as far as replacing the fan.




Do you know the normal temps these cards should run at during up-time and down-time? I didn't know that they ran hotter then other cards so I don't know is the optimal temp now.
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November 2, 2012 10:20:57 PM

Jan3s said:
Check the usage of files and load of gpu.


What is the best way to check this?
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November 2, 2012 10:56:56 PM

aderalis said:
Do you know the normal temps these cards should run at during up-time and down-time? I didn't know that they ran hotter then other cards so I don't know is the optimal temp now.

I think that around 80C at load is a good temperature for it, I'm really not sure just that they run hot.
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November 2, 2012 11:08:08 PM

mace200200 said:
I think that around 80C at load is a good temperature for it, I'm really not sure just that they run hot.


Ok thanks for your help.
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November 3, 2012 1:39:30 AM

Anything 90+ is the worry zone.
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November 4, 2012 1:00:40 AM

Best answer selected by aderalis.
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November 4, 2012 1:05:44 AM

Thanks to all who replied. Hopefully the thermal paste and cleaning will solve the problem cuz I can't afford a new card at the moment. At least not a card of the quality I want. If I'm going to get a new card might as well save up and get a decent one. Thanks again.
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