Posted 05 August 2010 - 04:40 PM
Ok so I recently removed my graphics card cause we are sending it back to replace a fan that doesn't work, and now I am using my onboard graphics which is a Nvidia GeForce 9100.
My question is, what temperature is 'safe' for this, seeing as it is onboard. It has a heatsink, no fan.
When I am idle just sitting at desktop, SpeedFan reports that it is around 65C.
When I get in a low graphics demanding game, such as CSS or something, with low graphics, it goes up to nearly 80C
Why is it getting this hot?
When I was using my actual graphics card, which is a Nvidia Geforce GT 220, WITHOUT a working fan, it would normally idle around 50C and get upto 70C maybe in CSS with FULL graphics.
I guess because this card is older and not as good it gets a bit hotter when trying to play these games, but is this ok for an integrated card? I dont know what temperatures they can hold.
Its going to take about 2 weeks to get my new card back from PNY so I just want to make sure I'm not damaging my onboard.