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7800 GT temp 82c under load sounds high..

Discussion in 'Graphics Cards' started by keyser, 27 Jan 2006.

  1. keyser


    Joined: 23 Aug 2005

    Posts: 879

    As title says. After 20 mins of FEAR my gpu gets toasty.. is 82c something to worry about? I'm using a Zalman VF700-AlCu cooler on silent mode. Usually runs at ~42c idle. I'm just wondering if i need to screw the heatsink down some more - when I was fitting it there's no mention in the manual about how much you need to tighten screws, I just stopped when i thought it was ON!

    I've done the 'detect optimal' setting in coolbits/forceware (486/1170), but since oc'd my CPU from stock, now running detect optimal again shows lower speeds. Maybe this is due to my cpu oc? I know the warning message is only displayed at 115c though, so it sounds safe, although a crazy kind of safe :)
  2. DannyW

    Man of Honour

    Joined: 31 Dec 2005

    Posts: 4,870

    Location: England

    Mine runs cooler then 42*c with stock cooler, and on a game about 65*c
  3. mattx2

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 21 Jul 2005

    Posts: 1,220

    Location: New York

    My 7800gt is 42c idle and hits 70ish under full load with the zalman cooler. If you don't get any artifacts then you should be ok.
  4. Legless


    Joined: 11 Jun 2005

    Posts: 875

    Location: Cheshire

    I have a 7800GTX EE and that idles at 50c and hits 70c under load, so i would say that 82c is a tad high...
  5. crashuk


    Joined: 7 Dec 2005

    Posts: 2,691

    lol my card at idle is 80c ish and when in use 110c, still trying to get a rma from xfx.