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Nvidia Geforce 9800 GT 66 nm running hot


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#1 Certa

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Posted 14 October 2011 - 09:18 PM

Hello,

My Nvidia Geforce 9800 GT is running at 95C when playing games, and I'm worried this is too hot. The specs say 105C is the cap, and I've never seen it over 100 (98C was the absolute highest I've witnessed it, it may have gotten higher without me watching temp). I've cleaned the inside of my computer recently, and there's a guide out there about how to take your graphics card apart, but I don't feel comfortable doing that. Any tips? I'm wondering how long it would take / how much it would cost if I brought my PC somewhere to get it tuned up and get the heat sink on my graphics card cleaned professionally. Would it be cheaper to just get a new graphics card? I know there's a good one for $105, http://www.nvidia.com/object/buy_now_results_ci.html?id=GFGTS450 -- any suggestions?

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edit: just got EVGA precision, fan is at 100%, running about 95-96c

Edited by Certa, 14 October 2011 - 09:52 PM.


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Posted 14 October 2011 - 09:45 PM

You just simply clean the dust of the graphics card fan which doesn't require to take apart the graphics card. The Nvidia 9000 series is known to run hot.

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Posted 14 October 2011 - 10:08 PM

Hmm, I did that with cotton swabs and can't get much more out and I'm a little worried about doing it more abrasively. How rough should I be with it?

Also, yeah I read about 9000 series being hot, but I wasn't sure what the limit on normal temperature was. Is 96 an okay temperature? When should I start to get worried?

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Posted 14 October 2011 - 10:17 PM

Not to hard. 96C is NOT okay, it is very high.

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System1: CPU- Intel Core i7-5820K @ 4.4GHz, CPU Cooler- Noctua NH-D14, RAM- G.Skill Ripjaws 16GB Kit(4Gx4) DDR3 2133MHz, SSD/HDD- Samsung 850 EVO 250GB/Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB/Seagate Barracuada 3TB, GPU- 2x EVGA GTX980 Superclocked @1360/MHz1900MHz, Motherboard- Asus X99 Deluxe, Case- Custom Mac G5, PSU- EVGA P2-1000W, Soundcard- Realtek High Definition Audio, OS- Windows 10 Pro 64-Bit
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Posted 14 October 2011 - 10:50 PM

Okay, I'll try to clean the inside of the fan a little more firmly. What temperature should I aim to get the graphics card to? Any other tips, or should I start saving up to get a new one? I'm looking at http://www.nvidia.com/object/buy_now_results_ci.html?id=GFGTS450 -- is that a good one?


edit: Also, I'm looking at the SLI stuff. When I get the new one, should I just put it next to the current one and use both?

Edited by Certa, 14 October 2011 - 10:52 PM.


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Posted 15 October 2011 - 12:25 AM

Maybe around 70C when gaming. You should start saving up for a new graphics card and the you suggested is not to bad but it all depends on the games you play. For SLI, you would want to use identical cards and your system must be SLI ready!

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Posted 15 October 2011 - 01:49 AM

I play a lot of newer games as well as machine-heavy ones such as WoW and the like. How would you suggest picking one that would be best for me yet within my price range? I'd like to spend $150 tops, but preferably lower than that if it wouldn't make a big difference (like if for $10 more I could get a card that's significantly better, I'll do it, but not if it's $60 more)

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Posted 15 October 2011 - 02:43 AM

For $10 more which makes it $160, you could get the GIGABYTE Ultra Durable VGA Series GV-R685OC-1GD Radeon HD 6850 1GB which is capable of playing all your games and i have personally used this card before and it can do the job very well.

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System1: CPU- Intel Core i7-5820K @ 4.4GHz, CPU Cooler- Noctua NH-D14, RAM- G.Skill Ripjaws 16GB Kit(4Gx4) DDR3 2133MHz, SSD/HDD- Samsung 850 EVO 250GB/Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB/Seagate Barracuada 3TB, GPU- 2x EVGA GTX980 Superclocked @1360/MHz1900MHz, Motherboard- Asus X99 Deluxe, Case- Custom Mac G5, PSU- EVGA P2-1000W, Soundcard- Realtek High Definition Audio, OS- Windows 10 Pro 64-Bit
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