Video card too hot? 79c?

By TorturedChaos · 4 replies
Feb 5, 2009
  1. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,244   +234

    So what are your full specs?
  2. wolfram

    wolfram TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,967   +9

    How good is your case airflow? Since that card has passive cooling, case airflow becomes even more important :)

    And yes, that temp should be much lower. At least 40-50°C would be acceptable.
  3. Tha General

    Tha General TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,106

    No fan cards i stay away from. I bought a evga 6200 for 65 dollars early last year, it ran super hot after playing painkiller black edition for over 30 mins. Then i bought my bfg 6200 for 116 dollars mid to late 2007, and played black edition and it stayed cool under 56c.
    So fan cards are great, no fan i don't really trust them.
  4. TorturedChaos

    TorturedChaos TechSpot Chancellor Topic Starter Posts: 839   +29

    I having to agree, I don't think I will by a card w/o a fan again. I ended up rigging a fan to blow air right on it, dropped the temperature down about 20degrees, so now it sites around 60c-65c, not too bad. Only problem is the card over heats if it put the side back on the machine.

    Sadly, I was going to us that same card in a budget build soon, but with how hot its running I think I'm going to order a new card, and just keep this on as a backup maybe.
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