My 6800 GT idles between 56 and 61 deg C depending on the air temperature, gets up to 72 C under full load. Is this to be expected? How does this compare with your temperatures?
My card is the single fan version. It is overclocked to 406/1060. Have run it as high as 425/1100 two loops through 3DMark 03 (Score 13,013)and I stopped it, some very minor artifacts in mother nature. I have decent case cooling with a side 80 mm blow hole fan right over the GPU.
IC7-MAX3 BIOS 15 03-30-04
3.0 GHz P4C @ 3.615 GHz, FSB 241 MHz, Fixed AGP/PCI 66/33
1 GB OCZ EL PC4000 Dual Channel Gold @ 2.5 7 4 4
BFG 6800 GT: 406/1060 CAT 22.214.171.124 RivaTuner 2.0-15
80 GB Seagate 7200 RPM SATA 8M Sony DVD RW & DVD
LINKSYS Wireless Card 802.11 G
Zalman CNPS7000-Cu, Artic Silver 5 (44°C Idle, 61°C Load, Room 32°C)
Antec True Power: 480 W
Aspire Superalien: 6 80 mm Fans 2F 2R 1S 1Top
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seems OK. I am not an nvidia user but have heard high temps for thier cards as well as ATI. as it is u dont need to worry abt a BFG. they gaurantee their overclocks and if anything smokes up they'll do the stuff.
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I have a BFG dual fan version non-oc'ed and it runs about 65-70c under full load so I wouldnt worry about your temps at all seeing as how you have yours overclocked. If the temps start reaching toward the mid seventies and higher then I might start to worry.
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Thanks, To answer your question, one I don't play very tough games and two my hearing isn't very good so I can put up with lots of fans screaming. I'll bet my neighbor knows when I start up my machine.
I had its core up to 425 MHz seemed fine but I backed it down to 406 for everyday use. Think I damaged my 9600Pro keeping its core at 515 for the past year plus.
Artifacts just start to become noticeable at 425 MHz, but I still like to know where my GPU junction temperatures are. At these temps (sensor 75 translates to junctions as high as 100 C)life can be an issue.