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#1 theinvulnerable

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Posted 27 April 2009 - 10:06 PM

Can anyone tell me if video card driver affect temperature of the video card. Because this few weeks my video card heated fast up to 60-75 degree celcius, even if i shutdown the pc 1-2 hours when i turn on again it went to 60 degree celsius. But before my normal temp of video card is around 48-59 degree celsius only. The pc used everyday and shutdown only 1-2 hours within 48hours interval. And we dont have airconditioned. Is this the caused of this heat? or the changing of video card driver to the latest. Because someone told me that, I don't need to update my video card driver if no problem about it. But I took the risk.

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Posted 28 April 2009 - 11:36 PM

any reply please...

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Posted 29 April 2009 - 08:02 AM

What do the card specs say...that the recommended operating temp range is?

IMO, some of the software normally used to get temp info...is somewhat faulty, based on systems that probably don't mirror your own.

What are you using to obtain your temperature readings?

FWIW: I suggest that users employ the same rules for both BIOS updates and driver updates. "If it ain't broke, etc."

Neither driver updates nor BIOS updates fall into the same area of consideration...that security updates for the O/S belong in., IMO.

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Posted 29 April 2009 - 08:48 PM

What do the card specs say...that the recommended operating temp range is?

IMO, some of the software normally used to get temp info...is somewhat faulty, based on systems that probably don't mirror your own.

What are you using to obtain your temperature readings?

FWIW: I suggest that users employ the same rules for both BIOS updates and driver updates. "If it ain't broke, etc."

Neither driver updates nor BIOS updates fall into the same area of consideration...that security updates for the O/S belong in., IMO.

Louis


My video card is NVIDIA GeForce 7300 SE/7200 GS and I used speedfan to obtain temperature readings. You can see below my temp reading when idle:

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