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Old 08-24-2007, 10:59 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I have the 8600GT and i was looking through the guide, and it does not tell me what the temperature readings should be when idle. It did come with a temperature reading program for the GPU.

The readings was 46 degrees Celsius.
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46 idle is pretty good.
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46 idle is pretty good.
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46 idle is fine! I can't believe mines is running at 52 idle.
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ur worried at 46... my god... mines at 56 idle.. but mines just a heatsink
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But you guys have a better Graphics card, so I'm sure thats the reason its a little bit higher.
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7600GT, look at the sig.
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7600GT, look at the sig.

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On the other hand i just got my Computer up and running this morning, so it hasent really had time to overheat i guess. Im guessing over time the normal temp will go up.
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Well if your 8600GT came fresh out of the box just today, then the thermal paste has to set in. When I got my VGA, fresh out of the box, it was running about 55C+ idle, but it's gone down.
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I'm usually about 56C idle. But 46C is good for any graphics card. I don't think the 8400-8600 series' get all that hot, either. That's why many of them are only heatsink cooled or have a tiny fan.
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