GPU temperatures

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November 22, 2006 at 05:24:18
Specs: WinXP SP2, 2.53Gz P4, 1 GB, 6800XT

Hello Guys,
This is probably an much discussed topic here.
My gpu idle temperature is 59C. While gaming the temperature is is about 75C.
Talk to gamers in India, they say that gpu idle temperatures of 60C are very normal.

However, after reading some articles online, I find most users spend on expensive coolers just to reduce their gpu temperatures by 5-10C. Most users in USA have ambient temperatures much lower than 60C.

Im just trying to figure out what is the real deal about the gpu temperatures. The gpu threshold temp. is 125C, so the manufactures have designed their chips/memory to operate safely upto 125C.

Is it really going to reduce the life of my card if I let it run at 60C everyday, for 12-16 hours?

The room temperature here is 33C, and during winters when the room temp is about 25C then the gpu idel temperature is 56C. But these days during the summer, the gpu idle temperateure is almost always at 60C.

I am using it at 60C like this for many hours a day, I wonder if this has a major impact on the life of the card though.


Sarosh


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#1
November 22, 2006 at 08:33:47

well, i am using geforce 6800 and it runs at 60C everyday for almost 2 years. its fine now. i dont know how much it will reduce its life, but i dont use a video for more than 5 years.

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#2
November 22, 2006 at 09:35:53

Thanks, thats what I believe too.
Howver, I see some people who buy expensive coolers just to reduce 5C of their gpu temperature, so for them the gpu temperature is of much more concern to us.
I was just wondering why.


Sarosh


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#3
November 22, 2006 at 09:38:15

Is the 6800 really two years old? Then its a pretty outdated card already.

Sarosh


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#4
November 22, 2006 at 12:47:23

I'm just wondering how it's summer in India in November...

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#5
November 22, 2006 at 12:53:16

"Is the 6800 really two years old?"

Yup, & you have the stripped down XT (eXtra Tame) version based on a 2 yr old card...lol


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#6
November 22, 2006 at 14:07:17

You just answered your own question:

"The room temperature here is 33C, and during winters when the room temp is about 25C then the gpu idel temperature is 56C. But these days during the summer, the gpu idle temperateure is almost always at 60C."

33C is 91.4 degrees Fahrenheit. That's your problem right there!

Since when is India in the Southern Hemisphere?


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#7
November 22, 2006 at 22:07:22

The climate is all over the place these days. Infact, it even rained a bit yesterday. The weather has become unpredictable and will never be the same again.

I know that the room temperature plays an important role in the gpu temperature. I had got my card about a month ago, and then the gpu idle temperature was 56C.
However, these days the gpu Idle temperature is always 59-60.
The only reason is because we have moved out of the rainy season. It is supposed to be cold, but some days are still very hot.

Talking to people in India, they all say that gpu idle temperatures of 60C are very normal. However, some people from usa and europe would find this very high and would spend some money buying some expensive cooling.

BTW, what is the "threshold gpu temperature". Mine is 125C. Does it mean that I can safely run my card upto 25C and i will suffer no long-term damage? The card never crosses 75C during gaming.

Heropsycho, November to Feb is supposed to be the winter over here. But it is anything but winter, I rained yesterday and is cloudy today, but still humid and sultry.
The climate of the world has changed for ever, and it is all haphazard.

Sarosh


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#8
November 22, 2006 at 22:16:46

For my older friends who remember some history, I had recieved my refurbished 6600GT in october last year, and it failed in June 2006. I had used it a lot during the high temperatures. I remember clearly that there was lot of heating problem. The whole computer case would get burning hot, and I didnt even know until I touched it once accidently. I think that card used to run at +90C while gaming, I dont remember its idle temperature not, because I never checked.


I am having no such heating problems now, but reading most websites I find that most people find 60C idle temperature quite high.
My system is not overheating at all, I think it is because there is an extra fan below the psu and it sucks out the hot air.
Also, have drilled holes near the front near one of the hds and several holes near the side of the psu.

My earlier psu had only one small fan and one system fan.

Sarosh


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#9
November 22, 2006 at 22:56:52

Yup, & you have the stripped down XT (eXtra Tame)

Haha, XFX call it eXTreme on the box though, ha.
Anyway, I hate to say this, but I have my eyes on the 7600GT next. I have to find some way to stop buying gpus.

Sarosh


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#10
November 24, 2006 at 11:34:34

"but I have my eyes on the 7600GT next. I have to find some way to stop buying gpus."

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#11
November 24, 2006 at 22:19:34

Thanks a lot dude,
I think I should really get out of agp and finally enter pci-e. I have set my date as june 2007 and quad core cpus should be affordable by then. The dual core and quad core cpus are great performers, and the quad core shold be very affordable by June 2007?
Does anyone know when PCI-E V2 is going to be out? What about wireless-USB? I hope all these features will be affordable by june 2007. Im going to try hard not to buy any more agps.

Sarosh


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#12
November 27, 2006 at 02:02:20

My GPU idles at 54C, and gets up to 70C whan gaming. No damage so far. I'm sure it would be safe until it reaches the 125C threshold.

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#13
December 3, 2006 at 10:22:54

Violate the posting rules & your threads get DELETED!


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#14
December 3, 2006 at 10:31:35

I know pal.
Should I have posted that link here instead?

Sarosh


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