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Old 08-08-2006, 10:47 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I recently read on a website that to prolong the life of your GPU as well as keep it alot cooler is to get rivatuner and set the GPU fan to 100% all the time, can this be accomplished without using Rivatuner, either through the nVidia drivers, or...

I did a search for this but all I could find were either posts about 80-120mm fans or about the temps of various video cards...

Anyways, as of the moment it is not a big issue, my GPU runs 40 idle and max of 60 full load so it is not anywhere near the 80-90 threshold of damage.

BTW, I noticed my nVidia drivers set the shutdown threshold to 115c, is this actually how hot the card can get without taking damage, or is it a good idea to drop this temp down to a more reasonable 85-90?

BTW, it is the CO SE Edition.
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Old 08-08-2006, 11:12 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Crap, just realized I postedi n the wrong fourm, if a mod would move this to the hardware troubleshooting or whereever it needs it go it would be appreciated.

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