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Is my video card and processor getting too hot?

I have a ati radeon x1950xt 256mb video card and when I turn on the catalyst control, it says the temperature of the video card is 88 degree Celsius when I am playing a game, like bf2142, fear, oblivion! Is this a safe range for my video card to be functioning at?

Also, my Pentinum D 925 processor is running around 75 degree Celsius. Is that also a safe range for the processor?

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Both of those TEMPs sound high to me,,,but

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what do your product websites or product DOCs say about the GPU and CPU temps ?


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I fixed the cpu temp but not the video card

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I figured out why my cpu was running so hot and got that fixed to 55-60 degree Celsius. But my video card, x1950xt is still running around 85-90 degree Celsius during gaming. I looked at the video card several times already and there does not appear to be any kind of airflow restriction on the card. I have an additional PCI slot (located below the video card). I was wanting to ask if you know what I can put there to help keep my video card cooler or the overall air flow better? Thanks!

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Get a fan

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Why not just install a fan? It's inexpensive and it's better not to safe guard your video card.

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(NT) thanks for all the help! I think I know what to do now

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