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Old 08-15-2006, 05:16 PM   #1 (permalink)
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The moment I boot up my computer, my Geforce 6800 starts out at 75ish C and slowly rises to 85 C even if I just idle. When I play games, temperatures will reach up to 130 C where I will have to let my computer rest a little. What could be causing this? I even have a LARGE fan blowing into my case but it does little good. I also have 2 exhaust fans which I think could be the problem :O

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Old 08-15-2006, 05:18 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Why don't you try a GPU fan?

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Old 08-15-2006, 06:55 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Get a better cooler like a zalman vf900 or something. That is way to hot. Dont do what my friend just did to his 9800 pro and run it till it doesnt even run at stock speeds and you have to get a new card.
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Old 08-15-2006, 08:55 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Ditto w/ Pepsiboy700,

Zalmans are very good. Also, do you have adequate intake and exhaust? Keep the guts of your PC in order (wire managment, use as much space between hardware as wires and case permits).

That's too hot!
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