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08-23-04, 11:58 AM
some got the card please tell me if the card is loud or not!! :nanahump:

08-23-04, 12:19 PM
Its just a little loud at boot up. As soon as you get to the windows welcome screen and the drivers are loaded it quites down. I cant hear it over my 2 80mm case fans. More importantly to me is there is no high pitched whining quality to the sound.

08-23-04, 01:27 PM
thx man!!
can you post pic of card?? :nanahump:

08-23-04, 05:06 PM
BFG's website have pics of the card itself. Here is the links:



08-23-04, 07:29 PM
I also have the new cooler on my GT and I cannot hear it over the case fans once I'm into Windows.

Very satisfied =)

08-23-04, 09:55 PM
Ive heard it cools very poorly. Im actually waiting to gt a different brand because of it :(

08-23-04, 10:31 PM
Yeah, mine idles at 62-66c and seems to peak at 89c during heavy gaming.

08-23-04, 10:40 PM
I just bought the 6800 bfg today and it is the shiznit. Im running doom on ultra quality like its nothing. As far as the noise, your system fans are louder and for the cooling mine hasent went above 70 yet, but I also havent been playing for hours since I got it. Ill get back to you on that.

08-25-04, 03:01 AM
thx man post the temp and feed back on your card!! :nanahump:

08-25-04, 03:05 AM
I was just playing doom3 and far cry for a couple hours, my gpu temp was at 71 when I stopped.

08-25-04, 03:10 AM
Temps for me are


Load:71-75c depending on game.

08-25-04, 04:46 PM
Using RTHDRIBL I just hit 91C :argh: so I called BFG and they tell me that this temp is normal? I dunno but I certainly don't feel comfortable with it.

May be time to suck up the noise level and get that Gainward GT GS.

08-25-04, 05:25 PM
some got the card please tell me if the card is loud or not!! :nanahump:

it's louder than my x800. i can definately hear it, but it's not "intrusive".. just a faint hum in the background...

08-25-04, 05:30 PM
Using RTHDRIBL I just hit 91C :argh: so I called BFG and they tell me that this temp is normal? I dunno but I certainly don't feel comfortable with it.

May be time to suck up the noise level and get that Gainward GT GS.

that's not the reply i got:

Thank you for contacting the BFG E-mail support group. I understand that your card seems to be running to hot. The temperature range you indicated is not at all normal. If there is a card in the PCI slot next to it try moving it. You may want to try looking into further ventilation for the case also. Otherwise it may simply be a bad card. For all warranty options please contact us at 1-866-234-3499. We are open 24 hours all year round.

* Please always reply to the last reply from us so we are able to see what was accomplished with the previous correspondence.

Thanks Again!
Eric V.
BFG E-Mail Support

----- Original Message -----
From: H. Hanson
To: support@bfgtech.com
Sent: Tuesday, August 17, 2004 2:43 PM
Subject: extreme temps, gfx corruption after extended play

replaced an x800pro with a 6800GTOC, and am experiencing very high temps (idles 70c and as high as 100c under load) and gfx corruption after extended play. example would be doom3, which will start "pausing" for 5-10 seconds, accompanied by gfx corruption. if i try to exit the game while experiencing the gfx corruption, the pc will lock up (it exits normally when not exp. gfx corruption).

while the ambient room temp is currently higher than normal, i am concerned the temps are so close to threshold that gfx corruption will occur. as a reference, my x800pro runs 46c idle and 70c under full load under the exact same conditions, which would lead me to conclude case ventilation is not the issue here, and while i certainly expected the 6800 to run @ higher temps than the pro, i certainly did not expect 30c higher, and certainly not to the point of gfx corruption. as you can see in the sshot below, cpu and ambient temp is quite normal.

unfortunately, due to the limited supply of these cards, i cannot simply exchange it at the retailer for a different card. this is the second revision with the chrome hsf (not the ref. nv cooling), and the card is running at the stock BFG clocks (370).

please advise


08-25-04, 06:26 PM
The new cooler is about 2-5 degrees hotter than the Nvidia stock cooler. Not a huge deal. You are trading off a few degrees for a quieter cooler. For reference, most 6800GT stock coolers idle at ~55-59 degrees and load at 75-89 degrees.

I'd say 91 degrees is still okay. When you are approaching 3 digits is when you might consider doing something, however the 6800 cards are rated to be okay up to 120 degrees C - if it gets that hot they temp throttle.

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08-25-04, 06:30 PM
yeah the cards were built to withstand extreme stress. so bob down the street with crappy 20 dollar computer case can stick in the card and have it run fine. you ever see a "normal" persons computer on the inside? i have, dust everywhere and one 60mm fan in the back blowing air in.

08-25-04, 06:50 PM
I was wondering if the bfg 6800 gt is worth overclocking?

08-25-04, 07:05 PM
People never seemed to cease making fun of the size of the Ultra with its default cooler and it works quite well. 51c idle and 63-72 under the dribble demo. It usually pegs 69 after awhile and sits there or at 67.

I had a GT at 415/1.19 running the same demo it was 75-81. Yes they are worth overclocking. The temperatures in this thread are exceptional.

I once had my Ultra sitting on 64c when I booted into windows. I reinstalled the driver and the problem was solved. So my guesses are as follows: faulty fan, driver that installed improperly, a card too close to the GT/or not enough air flow around it, a blanket is over your case. I will rule out number four. :D

08-25-04, 08:34 PM
Yeah I got that card. Its pretty quiet, atleast I can't hear it over the case fans and cpu fan. Runs around 50-60c under load.

08-25-04, 08:51 PM
i've got the one with the chrome cover and at speeds in my sig, it idles at 65 and mid 70's under load.

thinking of getting the arctic cooler
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08-25-04, 10:51 PM
Well I broke out the dremel and the drill and installed a 80mm fan into the side window on my case. I never understood why Foxconn never put a vid card fan on these Minotaur cases but it has one now. :)

Temps are now 59c idle and 84c load. I can live with that. :clap:

08-25-04, 11:33 PM
I'm disappointed. I have a Leadtek 6800GT that runs oc'd to 410/1100 at ~80c. I called up Frys in San Jose today and they had 2 BFG 6800GT oc's. I went down and grabbed one real quick. It just broke 90's being clocked at default speed. No change in system setup. Definitely a warm running board. Think I'll be returning it tomorrow. =v\

08-26-04, 12:01 AM
i have try today a bfg 6800 ultra oc!!
the temp is 50 idle and 63 in full gaming!!!

08-26-04, 01:20 AM
i have try today a bfg 6800 ultra oc!!
the temp is 50 idle and 63 in full gaming!!!

Did you measure that 63C using RTHDRIBL ?

08-26-04, 01:22 AM
BTW, just swapping between the Leadtek and the BFG card, I run 10c cooler on the leadtek and it's OC'd to 410/1100.

This new cooler system BFG put on is bad. =v(