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Windows 7: Graphics card heating question

04 Jan 2010   #1
Coolness

Win 7 pro 64-bit, Ubuntu 9.10 64-bit
 
 
Graphics card heating question

So, i just checked the GPU-Z and it says my graphics card temp is 74C
So, my question: is that a lot?
If not, how much is a lot?
What is normal?
And what is low?


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04 Jan 2010   #2
thefabe

Windows 7 ultimate 64 bit / XP Home sp3
 
 

Under load pending on the card, say XFX 9800gt I asked them and they said it was within tolerances. Still felt to high for my liking. And claimed 100c-110c would be critical. Naturally the cooler the better. If that is not under load I would be concerned. Possibly check to make sure the fan was running properly and probably reseat the fan with some Artic silver 5 or ceramic. Fabe
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04 Jan 2010   #3
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Win 7 pro 64-bit, Ubuntu 9.10 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by thefabe View Post
Under load pending on the card, say XFX 9800gt I asked them and they said it was within tolerances. Still felt to high for my liking. And claimed 100c-110c would be critical. Naturally the cooler the better. If that is not under load I would be concerned. Possibly check to make sure the fan was running properly and probably reseat the fan with some Artic silver 5 or ceramic. Fabe
It says my fan speed is 50 %
is that normal?
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05 Jan 2010   #4
Wishmaster

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

If under full load i would say that somewhat normal.

Still, a bit on the hot side. For most modern GPUs, 70ish C under a full load is considered normal.
I would Prefer mid-low 60s MAX myself ...

beyond what thefabe has suggested, perhaps try and get some better airflow to the card.


if your seeing 74C and 50% fanspeed at idle however, then theres a major problem

As far as whats "normal" .... Its hard to say exactly. has it always run that hot? If so, then its likely that is normal for your card.
I would still try some of the measures suggested to cool it off regardless
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05 Jan 2010   #5
grimreaper

Windows 7 Ultimate X64
 
 

I would say its on the high side (if idling) under full load seems normal from what i read from other people's comments off Google, this card seems to run hot quite frequently.
See if you can find a way to cool it off a little (extra fans).
Just make sure it doesnt go over 80 degrees....not good.
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05 Jan 2010   #6
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Win 7 pro 64-bit, Ubuntu 9.10 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by grimreaper View Post
I would say its on the high side (if idling) under full load seems normal from what i read from other people's comments off Google, this card seems to run hot quite frequently.
See if you can find a way to cool it off a little (extra fans).
Just make sure it doesnt go over 80 degrees....not good.
Thanks for the replies ppl. Now that i remembered, it doesnt have a fan of its own. So why does gpu-z tell me the fan speed? I just logged in and its 54 C. So theres nothing to worry about right? I was playing the last time, and then closed the game, and after 15 min ran gpu-z. Then it was 74 C. But 15 min seems enough time to cool down dont you think?
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05 Jan 2010   #7
Wishmaster

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Sounds as if its just normal for that card. Id get a fan blowing toward it,or better airflow in the area, if you can though. Cooler the better.
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05 Jan 2010   #8
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Win 7 pro 64-bit, Ubuntu 9.10 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Wishmaster View Post
Sounds as if its just normal for that card. Id get a fan blowing toward it,or better airflow in the area, if you can though. Cooler the better.
Alright. Thanks ppl! One more question: On what tempreture will the computer shut itself down? Can i adjust that? What should i make it?
Oops 3 questions, well...
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05 Jan 2010   #9
thefabe

Windows 7 ultimate 64 bit / XP Home sp3
 
 

In a lot of bios you can set shut down temps. But a lot of overclockers shut off thermal throttling and all the other protective settings. As far as what temp i would suggest checking with the manufacturer they usualy have max temps listed somewhere in the rellease notes on the cpu or gpu. Heat and voltage are your worst enemies. You also have to realize that overclocking lessens the life span of the hardware. Not to mention bye bye warrnties.
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05 Jan 2010   #10
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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by thefabe View Post
In a lot of bios you can set shut down temps. As far as what temp i would suggest checking with the manufacturer they usualy have max temps listed somewhere in the rellease notes on the cpu or gpu. Heat and voltage are your worst enemies.
Manufacturer meaning Gainward or meaning Nvidia?
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