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Master Geek
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Topic # 113932 1-Feb-2013 21:21
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Hi all

is it normal for a graphics card (gts 250) to crack 80 degrees when running a game (moh warfighter) ?

cpu max out at 53 degrees, mb around 60 degrees, room around 23 degrees

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Uber Geek
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  Reply # 754589 1-Feb-2013 21:54
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Ha the other day we were testing our old GTS250 at work and it was running at 103 degrees until we gave it a good clean and applied thermal paste, at that point it dropped to 80 degrees.

We were running a graphics burn in test to see its max temperature, 80 being straight after a clean and re-paste.

You can clean it out yourself and see the difference, but graphics cards are made to run hot (but not too hot - 100 degrees is not safe)

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Ultimate Geek
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  Reply # 754600 1-Feb-2013 22:25
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GPU's run hot, it's nothing to worry about unless your getting into the mid 90's. My old HD 7950 would easily hit 80+ in an intensive game, same with my rather old 8800GT.



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Ultimate Geek
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  Reply # 755296 4-Feb-2013 05:46
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my 6990 runs at 59c under load and sits at 53c when not doing much. I do have water coolling and a big case with lots of fans.

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Master Geek
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  Reply # 755635 4-Feb-2013 15:48
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If it concerns you that you may be running too hot during those heady summer gaming sessions, you can always fit after market coolers to your card.
You can take off the casing on your card and attach a 3rd party offering with anywhere up to 3 fans and better heat-sink capabilities; This is also very useful for if you want to overclock and extend the life of your card (and by that I mean, it will be more powerful so you might squeeze in a few more AAA games before having to upgrade it).

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Ultimate Geek
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  Reply # 755680 4-Feb-2013 17:15
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Download MSI Afterburner, and self manage the fan speed... it did wonders for GTX460 SC FTW

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  Reply # 755835 4-Feb-2013 23:42
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urban: Download MSI Afterburner, and self manage the fan speed... it did wonders for GTX460 SC FTW

Qft... This sorted my 40% OC on a 5850 too :)

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  Reply # 756111 5-Feb-2013 14:55
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Whoa my 7770 Runs 28 Idle and mind 50's at full load.

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