View Full Version : GPU Temp Problem

12-01-2004, 07:03 AM
I just got my GF 6800GT it works FRICKING GREAT!!! However the temperature after a few hours is lik 76degrees celcius!?!?! wow isn't that abit high? by the way i am not overclocking. The card comes with the standard cooler master heatsink and fan. Is tehre something wrong?

12-01-2004, 07:27 AM

That is quite normal. I also have a GF 6800GT and temp. go around 72~80 C when I play for an hour or two. Make sure you have proper ventilation and nothing on the PCI card slot below the AGP.

12-01-2004, 08:51 AM
I have an X800 and have around 60C, thought that was some too high?

12-01-2004, 08:56 AM
9800XT here and it sometimes goes up to 78ºC with very demanding graphic loads.

12-01-2004, 08:56 AM
Mine (6800GT) gets up to 72C after a few hours. Actually, it goes right up to 70+ and stays there. Overclocked to 400/1100.

12-01-2004, 09:39 AM
Your cooling problems are your cases. You need the room inside for good ventilation. If you don't believe me then ask LuckyBoy, he'll tell you the same thing. All your "store bought" computers just don't have what it takes to do the right job. And almost all of the "aftermarket" cases you can buy are the same way.

Check out this case, it's got the room inside and the fans to handle proper cooling.


I have one and my case temp never goes above 30 to 32C running a P4 3.2E(not overclocked) and just a little FX5600Ultra 256mg graphics card. Check pricewatch.com and you can find them for less than the above link. That's how I got mine and I wouldn't part with it. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

12-01-2004, 09:45 AM
Well, I´m not sure for the Nvidias, but as for the Atis, around 70-75º is rather normal. Cooling is not a problem for me, as I´ve installed two additional vents, one directly over the GPU, and an aluminium case. I consulted Ati support, and they ratified that. It´s been over a year I´ve got my card, and never experienced any problems at all.

12-07-2004, 08:05 AM
for 68gt, idle-temp should be between 50 and 60 deg C, with load from 60-80. Above 80 you should considder better ventilation / new fan etc, but as said, damage does not occure until you hit aprox to 100 deg c