Are these safe temperatures for 8800 GT cards?

Discussion in 'Videocards - NVIDIA GeForce' started by Trel, Jun 6, 2008.

  1. Trel

    Trel New Member

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    I have a pair of 8800 GT cards (in SLI mode)

    They tend to idle at between 60-68c
    Under load (Crysis on high) they go up to 88c

    Are those temperatures safe?
     
  2. demon148

    demon148 Master Guru

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    well I am using a single 8800GT card, so I am not too sure about Dual, I know mine idles at 50-52 C and Loads at somewhere in the 70's
     
  3. Jonny Manc

    Jonny Manc Ancient Guru

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    Hi And Welcome

    Those temps are on the edge of high....is worth downloading RivaTuner and increasing your fan speed to bring em down (nvidia's fan speeds are set to 29% for some stoopid reason)
     
  4. Trel

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    I've done that and set the minimum fan speed to 50%.

    Now one card is 58 and the other is 53. Is that better or should I increase the speed more?
     

  5. Markgpl

    Markgpl Master Guru

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    It totally depends on your ambient temps, case airflow and particular card. 8800gt are really hot cards, not abnormal at all, only way down is pump up fan (not extremely efficient) or aftermarket cooler. They can cope with 90ÂșC, though
     
  6. Trel

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    Oh, that's good to know.
    (My house is hot as hell, so no help on the ambiance)

    I've never seen it go above 87 ever (Crysis on max settings) so I guess I'm safe, especially since I can get them lower now.

    (I also have them underclocked to 600mhz (they were factory over clocked to 625))
     
  7. sHaDyOne^Death

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    I use Rivatuner.

    My Idle is 48* C
    Gameplay - 61* C
     
  8. Aaron23uk

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    why worry?

    i have a gpu of 8400 series gforce 512mb gs pci express card mine loaded up to 90 degrees andwas a little worried but i got pci fan now to blow out hot air from under neath the card now i have idle of 49 celc and underload no more than 65 this is good and anything up to 100 is fine stop worring the shee rpower of these cards are designed to withstand heat let me tell you then can go up to 130 b 4 they fry ;-) if you are worried get complete airflow to your pc
     
  9. Havokie

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    90 is fine and is safe. Some of the passive 8800GTs reach 105-110 in games, no problems.
     
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  11. Trel

    Trel New Member

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    I'm not worried about that. My CPU temp never got to high, and I don't have any other cards installed, so the only thing in that area is the GPUs.

    (Motherboard temp is always fine too)
     
  12. crabman

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    Hi Guys

    thats why i opted for the 8800 gts (g92) because the cooling is significantly better - the fan on these models is very effective.
    using rivatuner to set the fan speed to 60% at stock settings it idles at 37 and underload 52 - thats quite impressive
    with those temps i think i might overclock a little and see what this card can do.
    also benchmarked the card and i got 13,600 points.
    regs
    paul
     
  13. Passion Fruit

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    No, they will throttle before they get to a dangerous temp, and even if they didnt, at around 105-120 they will cut off to prevent damage
     
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    Always thought that 8800GTs high limit is 85C but if your worked till 88C I feel better. Mine idles at 60C and under load gets to 78C max. Thats @ 100% fan under load and 50% in idle.
     

  16. .Vision

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    Yea those temps are high, use rivatuner to control your fan speed.
     
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    Mine is overclocked, but stays at 54C idle, 72C load. But my one got metal shroud instead of plastice and the heatsink fins are altered for better cooling.
     
  18. xBeldin

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    I just turn my fan speed up to 100% when I'm gaming, I use headphones so the noise doesn't matter. And then turn it down to 40% when I'm not so the noise doesn't annoy the hell out of me.
     

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