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Safe Temps for GPU?

By reze-daniel
Jun 24, 2007
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  1. I was just wondering what the consensus is on safe temps for a video card.

    I've been here before B*tchin about my GPU temps but now they've dropped after adding another exhaust fan (120mm).
    My card idles now at 48C instead of 53C-56C and under load it gets to High 60's Low 70's instead of almost 90C (On Oblivion).

    My card is a Gigabyte Geforce 8600GT which is passive cooled and it has a very low power usage.
    I also wanted to know when should i prepare the cards casket (when will it die on me) with these temps?
  2. nickc

    nickc TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,624

    u're idle tempt. is execelent.

    (when will it die?) well the high temps. are not that bad and that card could last a long time.
  3. Condor

    Condor TS Maniac Posts: 461

    ya really nice idle temp you got there.

    just on the caution side: if anytime Oblivion crash be sure to check your pc temp, it might get really hot and the game shut it self down.

    Happen to me before with Gothic 3 and Neverwinter Nights 2
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