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GPU speed - 80 Degrees Celcius

by Mabilis55 / January 12, 2010 9:32 PM PST

ok, im on the internet and a couple of small prgrams are running and my typical GPU temperature is 80'C.(Remember this is diferent to CPU, I read GPU can hand heat more easily than CPU.)

When im in games like HL2:Ep2 the graphics are reccomended to be very high for my computer specs. But after about 3/4 hour my EXPERTool crashes and A tmperature warning is displyed by NVIDIA with a temperature of over 100'C so I stop playing for 5 minutes and it cools down enough.

If I keep doing this will it destroy my computer in anyway, ive been doing it for some time now and nothing has gone wrong yet. the NVIDIA temperature cut-out is 125'C

Thanks for reading and hopefully helping.

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80C is too hot
by ramarc / January 12, 2010 9:38 PM PST

90C is about the max for GPU under heavy 3D load, so 80C without a 3D load is way too hot.

does your video card have a working fan? is your PC's exhaust fan working?

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Your other post.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / January 12, 2010 9:56 PM PST

Found the software in use is incorrect. How do you know this one is right?

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