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# 1 Card Temperature
03-17-2011, 08:10 AM
Just wondering what is the normal temperature everyone's video card runs at while playing STO? Mine usually is between 60-75 degrees Celsius. Not a major computer whiz here so I don't quite know if that temperature is good for the card or not.....
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# 2
03-17-2011, 09:59 AM
Lower is better, but that doesn't sound horrible. What is the model of card?
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# 3
03-18-2011, 05:05 AM
Its an ATI Radeon HD 5750 1GB GDDR5 I beleive. I bought it at Best Buy after the one that came with my computer died.
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# 4
03-18-2011, 05:34 AM
Measure it when the machine is idle to get a baseline. But that does not sound high at all. I believe cards are usually rated to over 100 degrees C.
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# 5
03-18-2011, 09:38 AM
Baseline usually about 59-63 degrees C.
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# 6
03-19-2011, 12:28 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Naevius
Measure it when the machine is idle to get a baseline. But that does not sound high at all. I believe cards are usually rated to over 100 degrees C.
Most cards will start seeing major throttling and degredation at around 90C - IF you get to 100C; you're frying electronics BIG TIME.
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# 7
03-21-2011, 09:03 AM
long as you got fan speeds set right against temp and enough room for airflow you can keep a card under 60C on high load as i have mine atm
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# 8
03-21-2011, 10:28 AM
I actually cooked one of my dual cards recently. Watch those temps and airflow. You could use this idea to keep things cool: http://www.flickr.com/photos/65414509@N00/3716129557
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# 9
03-21-2011, 11:41 AM
I run with 2 GTX 480's, which usally hover at around 65C under load. They pop to 75C ocasionally. Idle temprature is 40C.
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