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Bilago
02-21-2007, 12:01 AM
What are SAFE CPU Case and GPU temperature ranges? My Video Card is getting into the high 60's (Celsius) My card is fanless, just a heatsink. Is that safe or should i buy a PCI Fan to blow onto it?

IversonAli3
02-21-2007, 02:58 AM
Run some stress tests on it. If you notice an increase in graphical artifacts after a while, then you need to worry. Some cards are designed to run hotter.
Are you overclocking or running stock speed?

i-8-my-goldfish
02-21-2007, 05:30 AM
I know My Video card idles at about 55 celcius. WHich to touch im sure is extremly hot. But don't think it's anything to worry about cause i have heard of them being able to get alot hotter. But as stated above it depends what card you have. Also if the heatsink is a good one it would probablly be better then a fan.

Mookster
02-21-2007, 08:04 AM
I wouldn't worry about it too much. Mine idles between 65-70C with heatsink and fan.
What card do you have, exactly?

dopesmoker
02-21-2007, 08:17 AM
I wouldn't worry about it too much. Mine idles between 65-70C with heatsink and fan.
What card do you have, exactly?

I have 256nvidia agp8x and it idles at 37c after alot of gaming it gets to 60

but its agp and it runs half the speed of a pci-e card

howardmeis
02-21-2007, 08:52 AM
I have an nVidia 7600GT, PCI x16, it idles around 40*C, and at max it can get up to around 50*C.
As for the CPU, I have an AMD 3200+ OCed to 2.3ghz, it idles around 100*F, max temps for it are like 108*F when playing WoW for like hours.

My temperatures have been safe up to 150*F on the CPU, and my GPU can apparently handle up to 70*C.

As for just the heatsink on your card, seriously think about getting a new heatsink for it, or at least popping a fan on top of it. Right now, you've got the heat goignt o the metal, and sitting there, and possibly having a bit of excess air going over it, not much going on, so you're gonna be running hot.

As for stress tests, don't run any until you get some Artic Silver 5, put that on your CPU, I had a 5*C cooling difference on my CPU, and a 2*C on my GPU. Then get a fan on the GPU heatsink, and possibly a new CPU heatsink.

Bilago
02-21-2007, 10:08 AM
Howard why are you explaining one temp in Fahrenheit and one in Celsius.. :-p

I have a side panel fan blowing directly on top of the Card, and id rather not mess with the heat sink taking it off. On the CPU i used the Thermal Grease that came with the Zalman CPU fan.this the fan i was thinking of buying looks cool http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16835114024

or this


http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16835888112

howardmeis
02-21-2007, 11:10 AM
Howard why are you explaining one temp in Fahrenheit and one in Celsius.. :-p

I have a side panel fan blowing directly on top of the Card, and id rather not mess with the heat sink taking it off. On the CPU i used the Thermal Grease that came with the Zalman CPU fan.this the fan i was thinking of buying looks cool http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16835114024

or this


http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16835888112

Don't get a PCI slot fan, what that does it steals the air from inside and blows it out the back, without having a frontal intake, so essentialy it takes air from your graphics card.
I used both temperatures because they're what I remember >.>

Oh, and just stick a fan on top of the heatsink at least, it'll help noticeably. Just some like Masscool 80mms. They cost about $12 for 10 on Newegg.

Aberrant
02-21-2007, 11:15 AM
As long as the side intake and the pci fan are on opposite sides of the video card they will cause the air to move rapidly over the card. The only way it would "take" air from the card would be if the pci card was between the other 2. Even that is a bit of a long shot.

Bilago
02-21-2007, 01:18 PM
here is a demonstration model of my computer the PCI card is undernearth both the PCI-E slot and the Side intake fan, So by a fan blowing Up towards the Video card shouldnt affect airflow, it should actually give it a boost because its going from bottom side- to top back

Sight
02-21-2007, 03:40 PM
Nothing to worry about. These are mine at idle. Btw what is "GPU Ambient"?

i-8-my-goldfish
02-21-2007, 03:53 PM
De- What program are you using to get those reeadings or is it build into your comp?

Sight
02-21-2007, 03:56 PM
De- What program are you using to get those reeadings or is it build into your comp?

XGhozt
02-21-2007, 06:57 PM
1. Open the case.
2. Find a big ass floor fan.
3. Aim fan at Computer.

Loser777
02-21-2007, 07:20 PM
With all fans running in my comp (11), I get 49-51C while web browsing and in Office Apps. Even oc'ed I get 64 MAX in games.
On really chilly days it can get as cold as 45C.

Loser777
02-21-2007, 07:21 PM
Nah, that's not necessary. I would say 70C is where you should be slightly concerned, but a lot of cards are fine all the way to 85.
Sorry Double post...
I'm more concerned about my Mobo Temp, which can be as high as 40C which is high for a mobo chipset.

Aberrant
02-21-2007, 07:23 PM
11 fans, holy crap. You have speakers or really good head phones?

Loser777
02-21-2007, 07:27 PM
11 fans, holy crap. You have speakers or really good head phones?
I don't have all them running right now. Even if I do it's not that bad.
CPU: 1
GPU: 1
Case: 7 (two laying on bottom of case), one side which displays the temp, and four divided between front and back
PSU: 2

I only have 7 turning like right now though.

Aberrant
02-21-2007, 07:35 PM
I am only running 3 right now, 1 in the bottom of my "case" blowing up over the mobo. 1 on the proc. And one dead center at the top blowing up. Granted my case is one of the compartments in my big corner desk. I modded all of it to fit and be discreet.

Loser777
02-21-2007, 08:05 PM
I am only running 3 right now, 1 in the bottom of my "case" blowing up over the mobo. 1 on the proc. And one dead center at the top blowing up. Granted my case is one of the compartments in my big corner desk. I modded all of it to fit and be discreet.
My computer is basically a lot of stuff crammed into a mATX mobo. A 7600GT, AM2 X2 4200+, half of the RAM slots full, 3 Hard drives, 2 Disc Drives...

Aberrant
02-21-2007, 10:18 PM
Well mine is a crappy P3 with all ram slots full. 2 hard drives, 2 optical drives and 2 video cards. I will take some pics of it and post it all later.

XGhozt
02-21-2007, 11:43 PM
I like my Idea.