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Hot video card?

By Quantex_rox
Feb 6, 2008
  1. I bought a XFX nvidia 8600gt 512mb, and some of the reviews on newegg said they run hot, but it shouldn't be a problem unless you are overclocking.
    Speedfan says the core is running at 50C (122) idle. Now, i don't have an side exhaust fan (which should help keep it cool), so i was wondering, is it ok to play games, etc... without having to worry about overheating until i get a side fan?
    Games such as Far cry, HL2, painkiller be, etc...
     
  2. dustin_ds3000

    dustin_ds3000 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 869   +8

    i dont think it would hurt anything if you did play for a few hours, if it would make you feel better you can leave your side of the case off
     
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