graphics card heat!!!!!!!!!:(

Discussion in 'Graphics Cards' started by iceman7311, Jun 2, 2005.

  1. iceman7311

    iceman7311 OSNN Senior Addict

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    what temp should i start to worry about my 6600gt evga?
     
  2. zeke_mo

    zeke_mo (value not set) Staff Member Political User Folding Team

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    Mine wont get any hotter than 90C but target range would be 55-80C( I have two 6800 GTs)
     
  3. LordOfLA

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    anything over 120C on your vga core start panicing :D

    Anything under that, dont panic.
     
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  4. iceman7311

    iceman7311 OSNN Senior Addict

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    how graphics cards can be so much hotter than regular cpu's?
     
  5. LeeJend

    LeeJend Moderator

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    Put a CPU cooler that is 10 times bigger on the video card GPU and it will run a lot cooler.
     
  6. iceman7311

    iceman7311 OSNN Senior Addict

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    which one?
     
  7. iceman7311

    iceman7311 OSNN Senior Addict

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    its just at 58under full load and 51 without i was just worried b/c i thought the core would be about the same as the cpu and isn't it corrrect that one does not want their cpu over 60c?
     
  8. LordOfLA

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    VGA chips are baked at 300C and then put into operation repeatedly in a cycle. I thik there was an article at anandtech or THG about it.

    GPU's run hotter and are safer hotter than cpu's, by design. I mean if you had to paint 400 portraits a second, you'd be pretty hot too I suspect :p
     
  9. Taurus

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    yeah, graphics cores are quite different than cpu cores. i don't know the technical names of the two types, but the graphics cores can operate under more extreme heat. cpu cores are quite a bit more complex--they can do just about anything but have lower heat tolerances.