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(NT) sorry, its only a 300 watt cpu
(NT) Wow. Is that a quad core Xeon you have there?
its a GPU temp not CPU
as i looked more closely that reading was for GPU, not CPU. 55 year old eyes.
so a GPU temp of 67c. not sure what that means.
If GPU, we'll have to know which one.
But I've seen GPUs in that range.
sapphire radeon x700 pro pci x16
looks as if some gpu run even hotter than that. im just not sure as to what is acceptable. it seems to depend on the card.
Hard to find the numbers but link suggests 60 or less.
(NT) Sure the GPU fan is working ???
(NT) You mean 300W Power Supply (PSU)?
sapphire says it will run with 300 watts.
That may be true but my experience is
That running power supplies at full load is never a good idea. I have a few truckloads of failed supplies to show for it (various repair shops).
Keep an eye out for random reboots and don't ignore the signs. Also it can strain the motherboard capacitors since they have to work harder.
i.ll keep those things in mind.
i have to say, the screen is beautiful, and the speed of the card is great. i'm spoiled now by how nicely it runs. i'm waiting to get the official word on temps from sapphire support. will post when i find out.
i could go back to the x550, but its just not quite as effective a card.
thanks for your input bob
You're probably right but not all 300 watt PSUs are equal.
Are you sure the GPU fan cooler is running/working ?
amd 64 temps up to 90c
Did you try to overclock it?
the official word from sapphire is....(drum roll please)
80-90c is the danger zone on this card. up to 70c is fine. gives me some degrees of freedom. whew.
i just hope that i don't go into overtime too many times on madden 07!
p.s. i'm happy with the card as it is - no overclocking necessary for me with this baby.
thanks to all for assistance and support.
happy and healthy computing to all!