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GPU Temperature a bit high

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Eleutherios, Feb 19, 2007.

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  1. Eleutherios

    Eleutherios Thread Starter

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    Hi. I have an nVIDIA GeForce 6800 Ultra. It runs at about 65c without load, but can go up to 90~ if there's an intense game going on. Does anyone know of a way I can cool it?

    Also: I heard of this: http://www.logisyscomputer.com/viewsku.asp?SKUID=CF206&DID=COOLDEV

    But what is it? Does it plug into a PCI slot below the card or something?
     
  2. brite750

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    try taking side off case and running desk fan on card, if it lowers your temps a lot you may need a better case or better case cooling to remove heat from your card
     
  3. brite750

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    they also sell better heat sinks for the gfx card
     
  4. MaverickUK

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    Your card is overheating, you will probably notice that the fan is not working on the graphics card, check it and tell us what you see. What temperatures does all your other hardware run at? If they too are high, i suggest you get some extra fans.

    Nick.
     
  5. Frank4d

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    If the cooling fan on the graphics cards has died you can replace it. Several manufacturers to choose from.
     
  6. replay

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    zalman.com VF900-Cu .............this fan will fit your card
     
  7. Jackiefrost9

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    The "thing" you heard of is called a heatsink. It goes right onto the card in place of the old one. you just unscrew the old one, clear off the top of the chip and the RAM modules, then you apply the new thermal grease to the RAM and GPU and the you screw the new one on. They come with instructions. I would recommend getting a new one.
     
  8. Eleutherios

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    Is it really overheating? It seems to be within the acceptable threshold according to the nVIDIA temperature recorder.
     
  9. MaverickUK

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    I would never ever let my GPU run at 90ºC, not on any given day. My 6800GT used to run at 60ºC under full load, i thought even this was a bit OTT. If i were you, i would keep the temperatures (under load) below 60ºC or so. More fans, less heat, higher efficiency.
     
  10. Eleutherios

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    Yes, I think I will buy that fan I linked to above. The cooling is not optimal in the case, so that might be the issue.
     
  11. Frank4d

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    The VF-900 is large so make sure you have one empty PCI slot next to your graphics card.
     
  12. Jackiefrost9

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    What made you go with that specific cooler?
     
  13. compnovice

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    I think my new graphics card my be overheating.
    It is a NVIDIA 6600 (AGP) and the idle temp is about 67C. Under high stress games it gets to about 90C.

    There is a decent sized fan equiped with the card sitting right on the chip, plus 2 case fans near the card.
    Why wouldn't these be enough ?
    What should the temp be for this model ?
    Would a fancy GPU fan sit attach itself to the card and suppliment the chip fan?
    Or would it replace the current GPU chip fan ?
     
  14. compnovice

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    Also,
    Is it best to have the fans closest to the GPU blowing in or blowing out air ?
     
  15. replay

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    if u r talking about the case fan at the back....always blowing OUT
     
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