Re: 9800GT Overclock Temps?
I had two of the Zotac Eco edition 1gb 9800GTs in SLI, and those temps are way above what mine were. That being said, I had them fitted with aftermarket coolers, and only pushed 680mhz core and 999 memory. Mine never got above 36c under load and 26c idle. The fan is a long life fan, as they all are supposed to be, so 80% of it's max speed shouldnt hurt anything. The temperatures however are a bit high, 70c is the threshold at which hardware starts to degrade faster than it should over time, below 70c is safe, and always an aiming point for me when dealing with cooling management for components. I had 2 Zalman VF-1000 coolers for my 9800GTs.
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