Some of you may have noticed that a while ago I posted that my "Gigabyte GV-NX66T128VP PCI-E 128mb Geforce 6600GT Turboforce edition" was running at a very high temperature.
I will recap.. it idles at 66c and reaches around 91c-93c when gaming for a while.
I did have problems with artifacting, but have sorted them, but the temp is still a worry... someone told me to check the fan on my card was working... my card does not have a fan... just two huge heatsinks and a heat pipe.
I thought maybe that the fact they didnt use a fan was the reason for the high temps... well maybe partially, but someone else here on TF has the same card and theirs idles at 10c under mine.
So anyway I filled in a customer support form on the gigabyte website on the 17th of January 2005 saying this:
In the Nvidia advanced properties menu my Gigabyte GV-NX66T128VP (6600GT turbo force edition - PCI-E) is showing as idling at between 66C and 70C. This seems extremely hot to me. When I play a graphically intense game such as Doom3, after a while black snow like pixels appear (i have been told this is a sign of overheating). When I check the nvidia properties after closing doom3 when this happens it reports the 6600GT temperature to be over 90c... I am not overclocking the card and am wondering why this is happening and can anything be done about it?
They got back to me today on the 9th february 2005 (23 days later) with this absolutely worthless response!
Hi, For the GPU, it is more than 100 degrees Centigrade. As for the graphic card as a whole, we say we can guarantee it can withstand up to 50 degrees.
what a waste of time!
Oh well my card works and the rest of my system is wayyy under the temp of my old one (except the gfx card)... so I suppose I dont really have any problems...
but I think I would rate gigabyte customer service as -1/10