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Mithan
07-05-04, 03:06 PM
Hi.

I just got my eVGA 6800 GT today.

Core temp is 67/68
Ambiant is 47
This is after it was just sitting there doing nothing for an hour.

What do you guys think? A friend said his core was running at 57...

Is this too high? Should I consider adding more fans to the case or taking some extra steps? Or is this fine?

Thanks.

Banko
07-05-04, 03:07 PM
Your ambient temp is way way high.

cam9786
07-05-04, 03:08 PM
I wouldn't be too worried. My core temp is 62C idle and around 75C full load. These new cards run hot. Also, mines OC'd 415/1.15

Mithan
07-05-04, 03:10 PM
Your ambient temp is way way high.

Well what should I aim for?

I am running a AMG 64 3400, Asus K8V SE Deluxe Motherboard, DVD and a DVD Burner & a Raptor. 1 fan on the CPU, 1 on the back, 1 on the front and then whatever is in the PSU.

Also, is it better to blow air in from the front, then out the back?

I also have a "side" air vent, but no fan in it.

cam9786
07-05-04, 03:12 PM
Whats your PSU rating, and whats the 12v line rating? All 6800's require at least 18A on 12v line. I've been using my Antec True430 w/ 20A on 12v line woth no errors, and even a hefty overclock.

ChrisRay
07-05-04, 03:12 PM
Well my 6800NU does 60C (Core Idle) and an Ambient Temp of 40(C) Idle.


Loads at like 70C and Ambient temp loads @ 44C (load)

Headbust
07-05-04, 03:12 PM
sidepanels and top

Mithan
07-05-04, 03:26 PM
Whats your PSU rating, and whats the 12v line rating? All 6800's require at least 18A on 12v line. I've been using my Antec True430 w/ 20A on 12v line woth no errors, and even a hefty overclock.


400W, not sure of the actual amperage or brand. Why would this matter?





I played Farcry for about 15 minutes. 90 Core temp...Every option maxed out...

cam9786
07-05-04, 03:36 PM
Well, it would matter because it's what gives the system power, I have a feeling i didn't need to answer that for you. Run this test: http://www.daionet.gr.jp/~masa/rthdribl/
Open the options where it shows the temp. Dont close it, just leave it open. Run RTHDRIBL in the highest res that won't block the view of your temperature responder. Run for 10 minutes. Then, as soon as your done look at the temp. Mine was 92C. These card run really hot, it's normal. The 220M transistors make it much more hot than previous card versions.

ryoohki
07-05-04, 03:39 PM
Hi.

I just got my eVGA 6800 GT today.

Core temp is 67/68
Ambiant is 47
This is after it was just sitting there doing nothing for an hour.

What do you guys think? A friend said his core was running at 57...

Is this too high? Should I consider adding more fans to the case or taking some extra steps? Or is this fine?

Thanks.

What's your room temp?

My Ambiant is always +4C than my room temp. So if it's 26C than my Ambiant is 30C. I run 1 Antec Fan Intake from the side, and 2 Antec Outake fan behind + the TruePower PSU

John the Canuck
07-05-04, 03:41 PM
My card runs pretty hot as well. I just checked and the graphics card temp was 60 and ambient was 42. I have a 120 mm fan in the front of my case and one in the back. The power supply also has a fan blowing over top the video card.

Mithan
07-05-04, 03:41 PM
Room temp is about 23-25 degrees C.

Ill grab that test above too...

I think my problem is that my case is just too hot alltogether.

Mithan
07-05-04, 03:51 PM
Well, it would matter because it's what gives the system power, I have a feeling i didn't need to answer that for you. Run this test: http://www.daionet.gr.jp/~masa/rthdribl/
Open the options where it shows the temp. Dont close it, just leave it open. Run RTHDRIBL in the highest res that won't block the view of your temperature responder. Run for 10 minutes. Then, as soon as your done look at the temp. Mine was 92C. These card run really hot, it's normal. The 220M transistors make it much more hot than previous card versions.

I top out about 97.

Mithan
07-05-04, 03:51 PM
I guess I need to seriously look at the cooling. I have an old cooler that fits in a PCI slot (one of those horizontal ones) I guess I need to find it and stick it in here. Until I do, Overclocking it is out of the question probably.

Headbust
07-05-04, 03:53 PM
You really only need a 200-250 PSU for most basic setups on PCs even if they have a 9800/x800/6800

Amps on the 12 are always overlooked and people basically judge it on how many watts the psu is only. THis is why Dell pc's can run top of the line video cards on there dinky 200 watt psu's

DivotMaker
07-05-04, 03:56 PM
Your ambient temp is way way high.

No, it isn't.

Arioch
07-05-04, 03:58 PM
I am not sure what temperatures the 6800 cards are supposed to run at but the X800 cards are getting into the 70c plus range under load and it is supposed to be normal. I would be concerned with your card inching towards the 100c range though.

kahloq
07-05-04, 03:58 PM
My ambient temp is 42C and my cards idle is 43C(currently fx5700U). Its an Alienware and I know they designed fan placements for best airflow. Having an ambient temp in the 40's is not high. It would be lower if the A/C vent was not half covered up tho.

scott123
07-05-04, 03:58 PM
No, it isn't.

Actually it is. If your room temp is something like 75 then the temp is too high, indicating a lack of case air flow.

DMA
07-05-04, 04:03 PM
I think it would be better if ATI and NV didn't have temp readings in their drivers. People are just freaking out when they see the high temps. :)
X800 and 6800 run hot, end of story. :D

Not that the last gen was so much cooler. My 9800XT idled at 71 C. :o

DivotMaker
07-05-04, 04:03 PM
Actually it is. If your room temp is something like 75 then the temp is too high, indicating a lack of case air flow.

Ah sorry, misread the initial post. Looked at my temps for my reference 6800GT at 40C ambient and 59 C at idle. I get to 72 C during stress, but it seems to run perfectly.

ChrisRay
07-05-04, 04:05 PM
It should BB, I dont think people realise that the 5900 Series actually runs hotter than the 6800 series and the 5900 series hasnt been breaking left and right.

My 5900 Ultra easily loaded past 80C in some circumstances.

The temps on these cards arent a cause for concern right now.

Mithan
07-05-04, 04:07 PM
It should BB, I dont think people realise that the 5900 Series actually runs hotter than the 6800 series and the 5900 series hasnt been breaking left and right.

My 5900 Ultra easily loaded past 80C in some circumstances.

The temps on these cards arent a cause for concern right now.

Well, mine hit 98 with some test that somebody put above...

98 doesn't sound all to great. I email eVGA to see what they say.

DivotMaker
07-05-04, 04:08 PM
Well, mine hit 98 with some test that somebody put above...

98 doesn't sound all to great. I email eVGA to see what they say.

I gotta say that those temps would concern me....

sonyman
07-05-04, 04:09 PM
120C is the max for the card, so you are still within spec...

Scott