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Old 04-22-2006, 12:12 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default GPU core temp very hot while playing games.

When I play a game, Such as half life 2. My gpu core temp gets around 75-80c. I see this from the properties menu on my geforce6800.

This is very hot right? I have a dell deminsion 9100(now xps400).

All I got to say is on their site they say they have great cooling. What a complete load of garbage from dell right there.


Is there any way to make it less hot without adding stuff? Is leaving the side of the case open a good idea just during playing??
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Old 04-22-2006, 12:29 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Most people will tell you that temp is OK. (see link below)
Mine is near that and I usually leave the side of my case off during game play, it seems to keep it a little lower.

http://techist.com/showthread.php?threadid=88167
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ditching the side panel wouldnt make that much of a differenfce... also,download another temp monitor and run it too because some of them screw up at times. the only thing i can think of is using some AS5 along with a new hsf for it... but thats adding stuff so its up to you
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Ok, thanks for the help. I just wanted to make sure it was suppose to be that hot or if it was going to explode.
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Old 04-22-2006, 10:32 AM   #5 (permalink)
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A good way to cool your videocard is by buying a VGA cooler, u can get them at your local pc shop. I suggest buying something from Zalman, they have very good quality.
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unless you want to spend money there are plenty of ghetto solutions you could use to help cooling especially if you don't have a clear side panel. suspending a fan blowing air across the side of the card would help a lot. honestly the best solution though is to buy a good cooler if you are not satisfied with these temps. for that card they are alright
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my Gainward 6800GS runs around 60-75 when playing hl2, so its perfectly normal.

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Old 04-22-2006, 01:57 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Dell has terrible cooling. And those are pretty hot temperatures. I don't guess it's high enough to harm anything, but they scare me. My card is overclocked to the max and never goes over 63ÂșC playing any game in my air-cooled PC.
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I put a fan in my room window last night to blow in air from outside. It knocked the temp down 8 degrees.
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Nice, but that doesn't make for a suitable permanent solution .
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