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Old 02-08-2005, 01:00 AM   #1
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I have a 6600GT PCIe video card and it is reading 50 degrees C right now. Is this normal? What are your temperatures so I can compare? Please reply...Thanks
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Yeah thats normal for sucha powerful card, although it could be cooler. my 5700 runs 34c no matter what, but thats a peice of shit!
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Hmm, actually, everyone seems confused by the temps on the 6600GT. Mine (before I sold them) ran at 91C and were perfectly stable. If I am not mistaken, the temp thresholds on the 6600GT are 110-145C. They can run very very high. The 6800GT and Ultra can reach temps of 170C if I am not mistaken. The x850XT PE get up to 140C at full load without OCing.
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Old 02-08-2005, 10:43 PM   #4
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Wow, amazing stats. One time, my 6600GT ran almost 80 degrees!! Since I never paid attention to temperatures of the graphics card, I thought something may be wrong.

That's good to know that they're suppose to run that hot. WHew...A good way to lower that would be an exhaust blower right underneath the card. That way, it won't let the heat build up in that particular area. SInce I have absolutely no room for one, I'll have to deal with the temps spiking 80 degrees or possibly more.
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Old 03-09-2005, 06:45 PM   #5
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I know this is a thread from the past, but I was wondering what you can use to check the temperature. I'm pretty paranoid about it, and I have a Gigabyte 6600 GT AGP card, and I didn't know how to check the temperature, so I put my wrist on the heatsink. It was hot to the touch! I don't know if this is normal or not, but according to the temperatures you guys are describing, it is okay. At the time, I was experimenting a bit with the V-Tuner II, and had the memory clock at 1050 and the core clock at 500, and was playing Tribes: Vengeance. I popped off the cover of my case and, feeling that the inside as a whole was filled with warm air, put my wrist up to the video card. Everything else is normal, whereas my CPU was running at about 46C and the motherboard was at about 35C... So how can I get something to check for the temperature on my video card?

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right clcik desktop>mosue over display>clck your montiro>look for tempature on the side.
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Thanks! I found it, so I'm good now. I can't believe I never noticed that before... Oh well, thanks again!
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No problem.
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my MSI 8x agp 6600gt stays at around 42c now that I got the new cooler for it(thermaltake giant III) But thats OC'ed to 600vcore/1200vram stable in 3dmark 03 and in BF vietnam, it's only crashed once so far and that was in HL 2 when I tried to run everything at max at 1024 by 768 @85hz and it turns out that my monitor couldnt handle the refresh rate, (3 year old samsung syncmaster 17in). well the comp didnt actually crash, its just that my monitor went black, but I could still move and shoot and things, so i had to restart the comp.
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amd zen's temps are 100% dyed in the wool crap. 170C is 338F. There is not a chip out there that will survive that temperature. The die would melt. Along with the plastic socket it's plugged in to.
Use this to convert temps and pay close attention to when you read temps. Use this simple converter to get a better handle on the C to F conversion.
http://www.wbuf.noaa.gov/tempfc.htm
And my little vid card chugs along at 80F/26C.
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So, what is the temperature rate that you should have with a 6600 GT? I get about 80C under stress, and that seems a lot higher than yours... Is that too hot? Don't worry, I've only had it that high once...
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As of right this second, my GPU core is at 49 degrees Celsius and ambient temperature at 41 degrees Celsius. I guess that's the temp around the video card. Not much of a difference from before. However, under load is significantly less. I report at times 60 degrees to 70 degrees on rare instances. I use to get into the 80's, but not anymore. I don't know why temp fluctuate so much. I'm not doing anything right now except for Word and Internet. Oh, I have Bearshare running in the background.
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Well, I'm not doing anything but on the web typing this, and mine is reading 62 degrees Celcius... Too high?
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Seems a bit high for hardly doing anything. So all you have is the two system fans? I'm assuming your video card must have a fan on it already.
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Yeah, it does. I have 2 fans... One blowing in on the side and one sucking it out in the back. I've already put 2 more 80mm fans on my to-get list from CompUSA when I'm out there... It's the closest store to me that has those kinds of things though I really hate that store. It's WAY too expensive! Note that I have my video card overclocked a bit, with a 500 MHz core clock speed and a 1050 MHz memory clock speed. I can always turn these down, but I thought that it would be interesting to see what happened. I wasn't reckless with it though, and constantly checked the radiance of heat coming from it... It was relatively hot, so I stopped playing Tribes: Vengeance... And then I began to post here. By the way, on my temperature threshold, it says that it is 145C... What is up with that? As setishock mentioned, that has to be bogus...
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My threshold is set to 127 C. It will notify you should your video card exceed the threshold temperature, like a warning. I think the best way to cool our cards down is to get one of those PCI exhuast blower and install it right underneath our cards. That way, you don't have to mess with the stock cooling.
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Okay, but do you think that 80 C would be okay? I can actually tell a difference in games when I increase the clock speeds, and quite a large one at that. I'm a frame-rate maniac... I'll get an exhaust blower if CompUSA has it, or I'll order one from Newegg if they don't. Thanks for your help! And now I'm going to go eat some pizza, and I'll check back after I'm done.

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I ran on 80 degrees for awhile and ran into no problems. It's not like you're running that hot all the time, only when playing games. I got my exhaust blower from CompUSA too and it's great. You'll definitely see a drop in temperature, guaranteed. Just put it right under the video card where the heat is blowing out.
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Okay, thanks man. That helps a lot. I'll plan a trip out there as soon as I can to get that.

Oh, and by the way, how loud is the exhaust blower that you got? Also, what kind do you have? You said that it's great, so if it works well I might get the same kind...

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SInce it's from CompUSA, it's a Mad Dog brand. I don't have the original package anymore so I can't give you any detail specs as far as fam speed and CFM, but it's pretty quiet. It will not add any more noise to your PC. When it's on, you can feel the warm air coming out so you know it's doing a good job. Helps a whole lot. I recommend this to all PC users.
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