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Old 12-27-2005, 11:09 PM   #1
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My XFX 6800GT seems to be running hotter than usual as it's in the 90's when I'm playing a demanding game like cs:s. I should also note that it's in the high 60's to 70's when it's idle, is this a problem?
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Old 12-27-2005, 11:28 PM   #2
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Celcius or Feriegnheight. And Cs:s isnt a demanding game at all. Half Life 2 is though.
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Old 12-27-2005, 11:31 PM   #3
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celcius, it seems to get up to about 90-91.
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Old 12-27-2005, 11:37 PM   #4
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Wow, that's high. Most I've seen for the 6800GTs are like in the mid to high 70's under load. But it does have a high tolerance for temp like in the 120 degrees Celsius range so you should be ok.
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Old 12-28-2005, 12:00 AM   #5
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Should I bother getting any cooling devices?..I'm leaving the case open and it's getting like 95-96 with COD2...
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For 6800GT's I'm not sure how effective aftermarket cooling would be. They already have a pretty good and efficient cooler on them. Maybe get an exhaust blower and install it on a PCI slot right underneath the video card.

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my friends 6800GT was running at about the same temps as u, even a little higher and it started to have problems (artifacts, freezing) so he got a good aftermarket cooler. His temps (under load) dropped somthing like 20C-30C.
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