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What's a good max temp to operate at?

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2018/02/03 16:27:06 (permalink)
I heard 65 deg. Celsius is where most vid cards start incurring damage. I also heard NVidia cards can operate under 70 Celsius (as opposed to AMD I guess where 65 would be maxxed out). I was also told nvidias can operate relatively safely in the high 60s' (Celsius). Do these numbers sound right? What do you operate at? Any thoughts on the matter? Holler or just say hi...
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    Re: What's a good max temp to operate at? 2018/02/10 15:00:27 (permalink)
    Most Nvidia GPU's have a max temp rating in the 90's C.  I wouldn't advise letting them get that hot though.  If you can keep them under 80C, you'll be fine, although the cooler the better for higher clock speeds depending on the GPU you're running.

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    Re: What's a good max temp to operate at? 2018/02/11 02:51:51 (permalink)
    I don't run gpu's or cpu's higher than 70c EVER. The higher you run the temps the faster they break. Resistance makes heat, heat makes more resistance and around and around you go till RMA time.

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    Re: What's a good max temp to operate at? 2018/02/13 09:44:10 (permalink)
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    I don't run gpu's or cpu's higher than 70c EVER. The higher you run the temps the faster they break. Resistance makes heat, heat makes more resistance and around and around you go till RMA time.


    I will agree with mills. I personally always try to stay under 75C at all times. Truth is though, most stock fan profiles on GPU's will allow the card to reach close to 85C before fans really start ramping up. What wmmwills in theory should be accurate, but there is plenty of cards that run super high temps that last forever, and cards that are kept cooler, yet die faster, so chalk that up to luck of the draw. I had an old pair of Geforce 7800 GTX cards back in 05/06/07, and in SLI those cards reached 93C almost constantly everytime I played Oblivion which I played religiously. never had an issue. Retired those cards into a secondary, they ran for a few more years before they were sold on craigslist. Hec most people will upgrade after 3 years as it is, if not sooner! 

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    Re: What's a good max temp to operate at? 2018/02/17 18:26:50 (permalink)
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    I don't run gpu's or cpu's higher than 70c EVER. The higher you run the temps the faster they break. Resistance makes heat, heat makes more resistance and around and around you go till RMA time.


    I will agree with mills. I personally always try to stay under 75C at all times. Truth is though, most stock fan profiles on GPU's will allow the card to reach close to 85C before fans really start ramping up. What wmmwills in theory should be accurate, but there is plenty of cards that run super high temps that last forever, and cards that are kept cooler, yet die faster, so chalk that up to luck of the draw. I had an old pair of Geforce 7800 GTX cards back in 05/06/07, and in SLI those cards reached 93C almost constantly everytime I played Oblivion which I played religiously. never had an issue. Retired those cards into a secondary, they ran for a few more years before they were sold on craigslist. Hec most people will upgrade after 3 years as it is, if not sooner! 


    Yep my GTX 970 constantly ran up to 80 and I never had issues. I think some people are irrationally afraid.
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    Re: What's a good max temp to operate at? 2018/02/25 11:05:11 (permalink)
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    I don't run gpu's or cpu's higher than 70c EVER. The higher you run the temps the faster they break. Resistance makes heat, heat makes more resistance and around and around you go till RMA time.


    I will agree with mills. I personally always try to stay under 75C at all times. Truth is though, most stock fan profiles on GPU's will allow the card to reach close to 85C before fans really start ramping up. What wmmwills in theory should be accurate, but there is plenty of cards that run super high temps that last forever, and cards that are kept cooler, yet die faster, so chalk that up to luck of the draw. I had an old pair of Geforce 7800 GTX cards back in 05/06/07, and in SLI those cards reached 93C almost constantly everytime I played Oblivion which I played religiously. never had an issue. Retired those cards into a secondary, they ran for a few more years before they were sold on craigslist. Hec most people will upgrade after 3 years as it is, if not sooner! 




    Every chip is different.  I also had a set of 7800 GTXs that never ran over 85c and they both died within three years. I also have a 480 that runs 90c steady -- still working today.
     
    Your point on upgrading is entirely valid: most folks are going to upgrade long before any issues occur, even if red-lining temps.
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