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GPU Temp

By BAW ยท 5 replies
Jul 29, 2008
  1. Now I know the CPU shouldn't really exced 60C but what about a GPU?
    Mine runs at about 55C to 70C (70 when playing games) but when not doing anything its about 60C

    So what should the Temp of a GPU be?
  2. woody1191

    woody1191 TS Rookie Posts: 572

    Technically i believe the GPU can be a bit higher than what the CPU runs at.
    CPU's have a threshold of about 100C forcing an automatic shut down, Graphics cards have them about 20C higher than that
    At 70 under load that is bordering quite Hot but ok, as long as it doesn't hit 80C and over at that temp it could start causing damage.
    The same with a CPU over 60C and that could start causing damage.

    Which Graphics Card do you have?
    Normally a Idle temp around 50-60C is what is normally seen and around 70-80C when under load for GPU's, Because this is only a rough estimate on GPU's yours may be different
  3. BAW

    BAW TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 16


    I have a NVIDIA GeForce 7900 GS. Not Overclocked!
  4. woody1191

    woody1191 TS Rookie Posts: 572

    It seems after looking around the normal idle temps for that card are between 45-65C and under load about 60-75C. The lower temps are people who have installed a after market cooler. It seems the card is quite within its limits for your temps.

    It could also depend on the case cooling as well, there were odd occurrences where people were saying about 40 idle and 55 under load but only once or twice, the averages are above.
  5. BAW

    BAW TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 16

    thanks for that grt help!
  6. woody1191

    woody1191 TS Rookie Posts: 572

    Thats ok, glad that helped :)
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