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Lt. Commander
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 120
# 551
04-21-2010, 10:04 AM
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Originally Posted by Diortem
(and curiosity, do you know what the 9800 is supposed to handle?)
Same, 105 C. Google is your friend: http://www.nvidia.com/object/product...9800gt_us.html

Quote:
Originally Posted by Diortem
Even if his card should handle the temp, ...that is quite the jump between titles.
Remember that Nvidia GPUs also perform physics processing (PhysX), and STO takes advantage of this.

My main point is that your GPU running at 80 under load is NOT A PROBLEM and no reason for hysteria. On my old 8800 I hit the high 70s. I allow my fan to run on Auto, which ratchets up the fan speed as temps increase, which is what it's supposed to do. In this very thread people have said they manually set a lower fan speed because "they don't want to hurt the fan". This mindset of not allowing their hardware to perform baffles me.