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Topic # 26161 14-Sep-2008 11:08
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I recently bought a HP dc7600 and installed a NVS290 graphics card (From HP). Maybe I should have done my research first....

BEFORE I went looking on the net about this particular graphics chip, I noticed (With Nvidia MonitorView) that at idle the graphics card sits on about 60 - 62 Celsius, and if I play battlefield 2 (not a very strenuous load given the computers specs) for say 15 minutes the temperature goes up to 92 Celsius (Thats the highest I have seen it, mostly the average while in the game is about 80 - 86 degrees).

These temps seemed quite high, so I went looking on wikipedia, etc, and found this:

"Some chips of these series (concretely those from G84 and G86) may suffer of an overheating problem. According to NVIDIA [35], this should only affect a few chips (and a software upgrade should solve the problem), whereas others [36] assert that all of the chips in these series are affected. CEO Jen-Hsun Huang and CFO Marvin Burkett have been lawsuit[37] on 09.Sept.2008 alleging that their knowledge on the flaw and their intend to hide it made NVIDIA lose 31% on the stock markets[38]."

My graphics card came with a 1 year warranty so maybe I should just ignore the above and carry on with life, however I would like some input to whether people think that temp is something to worry about or not.

The card itself on 1 side is a huge heatsink the full size of card, however there is no fan. The case cannot have any additional fans or vents added other than really dealing it out to the case with a holesaw or something really radical.

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  Reply # 164323 14-Sep-2008 11:59
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I wouldn't worry about it too much mate.  After reading the first news article on this matter I was somewhat uncertain about NVidia's cards.

Nevertheless, a few months passed and large manufacturers such as HP and Dell have not reported any spike in the number of cards failing due to overheating.

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