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Old 01-04-2006, 09:50 PM   #1
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Under heavy load, my video card gets up to 71-72 degrees C. Is this dangerous to the card?
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What kinda video card do you have?

EDIT> sorry didnt see sig. Sure thats hot, but, i dont think its dangerious for the card...
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Old 01-04-2006, 09:59 PM   #3
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K, I see everyone else's around 40...my last computer kept it around 41, but I returned it and got a different one, and then one only maintains 54-56 under little load.
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Load, meaning what kinda game? Or what kinda ''load''?
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Light Load meaning normal applications (IE, AIM, not really games unless it's games like Warcraft 3: FT), and heavy load playing games like doom3 or WoW with all settings on the maximum.
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You sure your talking about your video card, and not your processor?
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Yes, or at least, that's what the program that came with the video card is telling me the temperature is; I wouldn't suppose it's wrong.
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Well for the processor, thats fine. But its weird, cause it should be running cool. But its a nice processor... so.. i dont see why its bad to run it that hot.
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I OCed it a few mins ago, and it's running at cooler temperatures now...not very much but just 2-3 degrees; just thought that was unusual.
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And I just ran 3d Mark 05 and it beat my old score and maintained a fairly low temperature in comparison with its normally very high ones.
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