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Dangerous VGA temp?

By DonNagual
Aug 11, 2005
  1. My case is the Antec Sonata 2. I chose it because I wanted a quiet system, and I am quiet happy with it.

    The problem is, it is terrible for keeping things cool (as it's priority is silence).

    My mainboard idle is 43c, CPU is 48c. I think those are not dangerous levels and can live with those, but my VGA card (the 6800GT) is 61c idle.

    I am fine with high temps, I just don't want to fry anything. Am I at risk here? I know that for CPUs, 60c is about the max you'd ever want to hit, but what about VGA cards?
  2. AtK SpAdE

    AtK SpAdE TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,495

    For gfx cards, the maxium temp is much higher. 61C is a very stable temp for a card of that magnitude.
  3. DonNagual

    DonNagual TechSpot Ambassador Topic Starter Posts: 2,406

    Great news, thanks. So I will assume that 70c or so is acceptable when at full load? Just seems so hot!!!
  4. AtK SpAdE

    AtK SpAdE TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,495

    Yea i know what you mean, it seems real high. But trust me 70 even 80 is normal for a Gfx card. I have seen some get into 110+ but if you go that high you could harm the hardware.

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