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BFG 6800 GT Temperature

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September 9, 2004 4:48:58 AM

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 6.1.7.7 RivaTuner 2.0-15
80 GB Seagate 7200 RPM SATA 8M Sony DVD RW & DVD
LINKSYS Wireless Card 802.11 G
VCORE: 1.6
VDDR: 2.8
VAGP: 1.55
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
GAT: AAAAA
XP Pro SP1

Any data and/or thoughts appreciated,

Thanks


ZZSpaceman

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September 9, 2004 6:13:52 AM

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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September 9, 2004 7:53:44 AM

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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September 9, 2004 3:36:13 PM

The GT commonly sits around 85C under heavy stress, so really it's obvious that you're either not overclocking it enough or playing tough enough games.

And yes it's more common to have hotter cards now, and the GF6800 is the hottest yet.


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September 9, 2004 8:38:33 PM

Considering Nvidia overvolts their products, yes that is normal. To make you feel better, a Radeon 9800pro with stock hsf runs about 80c.

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September 9, 2004 9:07:35 PM

Why don't they post these temps in Farenheight? Probably because even the higher numbers would scare us. Does anyone know the conversion from 60-80 celcius to Faren. degrees?
a b U Graphics card
September 9, 2004 9:41:37 PM

Ferengi-height!?!

Who the hell uses that anymore? Int'l mesaure CELCIUS. Get with the Program.


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September 9, 2004 9:43:27 PM

sorry bro, i m and will stick to SI/metric. either talk in C or kelvin.

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September 10, 2004 12:45:56 AM

60c-80c is 140-176 Fahrenheit

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September 10, 2004 2:23:29 AM

The conversion from celsius to farenheit is 9/5c+32=degrees F.

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September 10, 2004 4:17:42 AM

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.

ZZSpaceman
September 10, 2004 4:31:00 AM

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.

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