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By triiifashions
Oct 15, 2006
  1. my ge force 6800 is a hottie!

    even with the cover off and a fan blowing in it reaches threshold temp of 135c

    gonna add a couple more case fans and may be i will be able to put the cover back on??

    any advice??


    do i need a new case??
     
  2. F1N3ST

    F1N3ST TS Rookie Posts: 596

    Holy ****, you need to take off the heatsink, and take that stock thermal compound stuff off, and put on some arctic silver 5. If you cant afford 5$, take the heatsink off, and reseat it, pressing down pretty hard.
     
  3. triiifashions

    triiifashions TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 129

    the heat sink off the video card????
     
  4. F1N3ST

    F1N3ST TS Rookie Posts: 596

    Yes, there are plastic pins, or metal screws on the bottom of the card. Remove them, and reseat the heatsink.
     
  5. triiifashions

    triiifashions TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 129

    lmfao

    just wanted to come back to say thanks i found my prob

    i got my "surgery" table ready and took the shield off and !low and behold! GRIME there was a thick layer of fuzz blocking the fins causing the nonairflowage!!!


    thanks for the tip though got me lookin in the right place


    so i think it is all the pot smoke by the computer causing the exsessive buildup


    lmfao
     
  6. zazazoom

    zazazoom TS Rookie Posts: 84

    hey i gotta question..does removing the heat sinks at the bottom of the card really belp? i thought it suppose to help cool the card >_< i'm just curious cuz it helped him out...maybe i can take mine out :D and get lower temps! well not that i have a problem with my current temps :p
     
  7. F1N3ST

    F1N3ST TS Rookie Posts: 596

    No, i meant reseat it, that means remove it, clean it, and put it back.
     
  8. cfitzarl

    cfitzarl TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,975   +9

    Wouldn't 135C (293F) melt the chipset in the card completely? I mean that's way past the boiling point :confused:
     
  9. Jesse_hz

    Jesse_hz TS Maniac Posts: 545

    Confused about that one too, but I'm guessing that either 1) the temperature sensor on the card is isn't very precise or 2) that the temperature he posted was really fahrenheit and not celsius (135F = 57.2C).

    EDIT: or 3) You're reading the temperatures wrong because of the mj.
     
  10. F1N3ST

    F1N3ST TS Rookie Posts: 596

    Lol, thats why my first post said "Holy ****"
     
  11. cfitzarl

    cfitzarl TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,975   +9

    I was going to say :hotouch:
     
  12. triiifashions

    triiifashions TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 129

    no its celsius

    135 celsius!!

    now im down to 60 celsius
     
  13. Rage_3K_Moiz

    Rage_3K_Moiz Sith Lord Posts: 5,431   +28

    135C is around the threshold temp (145C) for a 6800 series GPU. Generally, GPUs can take a lot more heat than CPUs. Threshold temp for a CPU would be around 70-80C.
     
  14. Mictlantecuhtli

    Mictlantecuhtli TS Evangelist Posts: 4,345   +11

    No. The temperature is at the GPU core, it can handle it.

    Besides, it's not like there are components made of water on the card.
     
  15. triiifashions

    triiifashions TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 129

    im just happy to get it fixed
     
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