Re: Acceptable GPU Temperatures?
Yeah, this is a prebuilt Dell Studios XPS desktop. I'm actually looking into the case right now, and as hard as I've looked, I still don't see any indication of what fans I have.
The temperature doesn't seem to have fluctuated much between having the side panel on/off, so I don't think it's air flow. There is some dust on it, not an obscene amount, but some. I'm strapped for cash at the moment, so I have not had a chance to pick up any air duster, I will soon however.
Currently I'm using Open Hardware Monitor to manually run the GPU fan at a constant 60% capacity, and that keeps the temperatures to around 54C instead of 64C at idle, though it does not appear to help much when actually running anything. I'm mostly concerned about the longevity of this computer, seeing as I don't have the means of replacing it, or any parts. As long as temperatures around 90C aren't terrible for it, then my concerns have been eased.