Discussion in 'Overclocking & Cooling' started by Franklinwallbrown, Dec 6, 2007.
What are the max temps for Video Cards?
Thats pretty general....depends on the card really.
Well Im no expert but I think it slightly depends on what Graphics Card you are talking about. In other words, it varies from GPU to GPU.
As for me, I'll allow and have let my HD2900Pro reach temps of about 91C to 101 MAX. I have heard people say this is not safe, but so far it works just fine.
I have a Geforce 6600.
I've seen those get to over 100*C and keep going.
Wow, really? So as long as I don't go over 100* I'm cool?
Well I was just stating that fact. I wouldn't want to see it over 70*C.
So, I'm cool at 70*? What if I put a house fan on it? lol
That's not a bad idea...should work. I secured an 80 mm fan to my old 7900 GT using bread ties lol
Now thats being resourcefull.
One of the cheapest cooling solutions I could think of. Worked pretty well too lol
See, bread ties!!
Nice! My comp crashed at around 477mhz on my Video card BTW, it was about 55*. Could it be because I didn't OC my mem?
No, it crashed because the core clock was a bit too high. Back it off to around 440 MHz to be safe and start up from there. It's never wise to run a part at it's absolute max operating threshold.
Oh, I didn't know. Thanks. I have a small house fan on it now & it seems to be running stable at 440mhz at around 40*. What should I put the mem speed on? So, I can't go any higher, or do I just go until I start to artifact?
What is the memory clocked at now?
I put it on 237 & it seems ok.
Doesn't anyone remember the acceptable temp of a 6600GT?
Refreshing to see someone who isn't over the top about canle management but well enough to give good air flow.
My Bro's Lian Li case came with a 120mm exhaust fan setup right next to the GPU.
Brilliant idea especially with the higher end GPUs.
Wish my Enermax Noisetaker had those cables you can pull off the PSU.
What is the acceptable temp?
Well, I'd say the max acceptable temp is somewhere around 75c... My old x800 with stock cooling would run at about that, thats from the same era, I guess. Cards these days run at like 90c just fine, sometimes more. I guess they have NASA designing their PCBs, it's amazing they don't melt.... thats fiberglass for ya (they are fiberglass right, or am I crazy). Any hotter and the solder would just melt and the thing would fall apart.
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