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8800GT Temp Issues.....

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Hey Guyz, im having some temp problems with my 8800GT, it sets at 52c-60c when idle and up to 75c in load, by the way its a Gigabyte 8800GT and has a zalman fan (obviously not helping at all)installated in it, so any suggestions....

Thanxx
 

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The temps aren't awful for a GT, but you may want to try re-seating the cooler. Be sure to use new thermal grease, and be sure to clean the old stuff off with alcohol or arctic-clean. Make sure you have good case airflow too, a cooler that doesn't exit the heat out of the back of the case needs very good case airflow.
 

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if it is a PWM fan you should be able to force it to run 100% in rivatuner, which will lower temps if its not already at full speed. otherwise i use zalman fanmate controllers to mechanically force 100% on my fans. i much prefer hardware controll as oppose to software, puts my mind at ease.

even so 75 load isnt "bad" as such but its a tad warm, however i would say 60 degree idle is a tad warm.

but at the moment ill agree that the zalman fan isnt helping as i topped out at 65-67 degrees on the single slot stock cooler.
 

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Or get a fairly cheap Arctic Cooling S1 rev2 cooler and either the fan module or a 92/120mm fan and install that to enjoy nice and cool temps! When I purchased my S1 it was cheaper than the VF900.

Like Erocker said though, a reseat of the heatsink with fresh thermal grease is a good place to start!

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i have same temps, and mine is superclocked EVGA, stock cooler (fan is at 29%constantly)
I think I know which zalman you have and i have to say that it is just too small to give you a better temp
and that temp isn't that bad if you aren't Oc'ing, otherwise get accero cooler
 
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see jelle mees, im at 840 core 2052 shaders, but my dual core 3.2 is holding me back, i reckon if you get 15k+ at 750 core 1890 shaders, ill be looking at near 16k!
 
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see jelle mees, im at 840 core 2052 shaders, but my dual core 3.2 is holding me back, i reckon if you get 15k+ at 750 core 1890 shaders, ill be looking at near 16k!
I will never upgrade this CPU unless it dies on me. It's still 10% faster then the Q9650 ( benchmarked with Q9650 myself ).
 

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mmmm im tossing up between the Q6600 and an E8xxx .......
 
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mmmm im tossing up between the Q6600 and an E8xxx .......
Q6600...

Have a look at this benchmark list:
http://www.hardware.info/benchmarks/cmpx/view/

I am #66 ( The Dreamshocker ). Look at the guy below me, he has a more powerfull GPU that is overclocked way higher and an E8500 overclocked to 4275Mhz...and my slower GT and my lower-clocked Q6600 are still faster.

The E8xxx are wonderfull CPU's that can be overclocked very high. But the amount of multi-core applications and games rises every day.

All upcoming Unreal 3 engine games will support 4 cores, all upcoming Cryengine 2 games will support 4 cores, the latest Source engine supports 4 cores, Assasins Creed will use 4 cores...

I say, if you are planning on upgrading your CPU in 2009, buy the E8400 and overclock it to the max. If you want to buy a CPU that will last a year longer, buy the Q6600 but performance will be slightly lower in games that only support one or two cores...

The fact is, if you have a E8400 on 4.6Ghz or a Q6600 on 3.6Ghz, both have advantages and disadvantages and both will runs games with very high framerates...
 

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im leaning towards the quad ..... i am a hardcore bencher ..... and ill be the first of my mates to get a quad :D.

and as you said more and more apps and games will lean towards multicore, i think as the months go by itll be a better CPU to have, and even when i replace it, itll be a good spare for my Asrock 4core DualVsta.

btw pics of the vmod in my "8800GT @ 1.3v" post :D