Question about GPU temp and possible upgrade. 24 replies

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Acualy Is Confusingkid

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#1 10 years ago

Ok, I'll keep it simple. Was looking around in nTune today, looked at my GPU temp, and it was @ 63' C. Okay, may not sound too bad, but this is an 8600GT while idling. I've seen reports of people with 8600 GT's @ 30'C w/ stock cooling AND an overclock. Is there an obvious reason mine is running so warm? (It's honestly not a big deal, as long as I'm <80'C, I'm happy).

Now, about the upgrade..

Was thinking about getting myself an Ati Radeon 3870 HD. I saw one @ Newegg for about $150, and the talk of the town is that this card is the best out there now as far as price/performance goes.

Looking at benchmarks/statistics, I should see reasonable improvements in gaming.

Anyways, let me know what you guys think and thanks! :D




Acualy Is Confusingkid

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#2 10 years ago

Wow.. No replies? Surprising.. Bump. =P




Sgt. D. Pilla

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#3 10 years ago

HA! For bumping a thread that was only 5 minutes old, with no replies, I'm not going to provide my advice! There is no reason to bump a thread with no replies, 5 minutes after you created it!!




*Daedalus

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#4 10 years ago
Sgt. D. Pilla;4382724HA! For bumping a thread that was only 5 minutes old, with no replies, I'm not going to provide my advice! There is no reason to bump a thread with no replies, 5 minutes after you created it!!

Umm... he waited a day before bumping it...




Vince

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#5 10 years ago

LULZ. Maybe the cooler on yo graphics card is wack.

Maybe the OCing has made it piping hot like tea. My 8800GT idles at 40ish and yours should too or even less.




ikyojo

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#6 10 years ago

Mine 8600GT sits at about 54 and never gos over with my cooling tool.




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#7 10 years ago
The_Daedalus;4382762Umm... he waited a day before bumping it...

Umm... :O STUPID OPERA! EPIC LOLS! Opera is saying the same thing as it did when I posted that post... 19 minutes ago for post 1, and 14 minutes ago for post 2! :/

Crazy Opera...

In that case, your GPU is funky dude, my 8800GT idles at 42C, Load is 45C




*The.Doctor

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#8 10 years ago
confusingkid Was thinking about getting myself an Ati Radeon 3870 HD. I saw one @ Newegg for about $150, and the talk of the town is that this card is the best out there now as far as price/performance goes.

I would go for it.

Hell, even a HD 3850 would completely destroy any 8600 no problem. You would probably see at least double the framerate in some games with a 3870.

About your heat issue, my overclocked 3850 idles at about 40C, and goes up to 65-70C under load. That's with the stock cooler and the fan set to 80%.




Chocu1a

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#9 10 years ago

a nvidia 9600gt will out perform a 3870 & is the same price.




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#10 10 years ago

^lol 9600GT = 5% faster then an 8600GT 8800GT = Cheaper + Faster then 3870HD (Atleast, tis for what I can buy it for)