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Darkfox3889
08-12-05, 12:28 PM
Ok I'm sure this has been asked before, but I did search the forums and did not find an answer. Ok well I just got my new psu so I'm ready to oc my BFG 6800gt. It has an NV5 on it and I plan on using nvteak to oc it. The Idle temps on it are around 60-61C are those ok temps?? Also what temps would be considered getting to hot for this card so I know when to back off the oc.

aAv7
08-12-05, 12:47 PM
Idle and your @ 60C!?!? That's warm man! My zalman cooler keeps my card @ 49c-53c depending on room temp. I usually hit 70C full load, and thats with an oc of 420/1100.

Might want to make sure you seated the fan properly ontop of the core. Make sure there's enough thermal goop and all. Other-wise you'll get warmer temps.

Your idle temps seem a bit warm...unless you have no AC in your room and its like 100 degrees in there....then that would explain it.

Darkfox3889
08-12-05, 01:10 PM
well it is hot in my room but I probably have crap case airflow too :(. Anyway I just got it up to ultra speeds cause thats all I wanted and the temps max at around 77C is that pushing it??? btw I'm running 390/1090 since the previous owner of the card told me that was a sweet spot for it.

Arto*
08-12-05, 01:15 PM
With my 6800 Gt w/ NV5 i get about 60-61 on idle too (cause the room temp is way too high.) Its normal that your geting those temps. But i doubt you'll be able to oc your card a lot cause your card already comes oced.

Greasy
08-12-05, 01:30 PM
I could hit 420/1150 (max) with my VN5. I ran the card @ 400/1000 and idled around 50-55C hitting 75C at load.

With water I'm getting 445/1150 (max) running @ 420/1100.
Idle: 40-45C
Load: 55C

This is on a PNY 6800GT, so you may have better luck with your BFG. You're running a little warmer than you should with that NV5. I wouldn't sweat it too much though, because with the stock cooler I would hit 70C @ idle!

aAv7
08-12-05, 06:31 PM
well it is hot in my room but I probably have crap case airflow too :(. Anyway I just got it up to ultra speeds cause thats all I wanted and the temps max at around 77C is that pushing it??? btw I'm running 390/1090 since the previous owner of the card told me that was a sweet spot for it.

77C full load isnt bad at all. Just try to keep things below 80c full load and you should be just fine.

Try clearing out some things and making better airflow in your case too, you'd be amazed at the difference in temps. I re-arranged a few pc parts in my old system and got about a -5C difference.

The cooler you run things the farther you can oc them. :D

joshua7
08-13-05, 07:22 AM
With my 6800 Gt w/ NV5 i get about 60-61 on idle too (cause the room temp is way too high.) Its normal that your geting those temps. But i doubt you'll be able to oc your card a lot cause your card already comes oced.

Wow!
That is a lot! How hot is your room? I have a Zalman, but even if my room was 30C, the gpu went never above 53C (idle)!

Darkfox3889
08-13-05, 12:24 PM
well my pc has always been rather hot for some reason including cpu, gpu, and the case in general. Also how do I know if the fan on the nv5 is running at max or not?

Darkfox3889
08-18-05, 05:35 PM
hey anyone know a good way to really check the load temp. cause if I run a game then alt-tab to the temp meter in the drivers options its already dropping.

laydback
08-18-05, 06:41 PM
Do a google search for rthdribl , which will run in windowed mode. Its the only way I know of other then dual monitors.

j0j081
08-18-05, 08:29 PM
hey anyone know a good way to really check the load temp. cause if I run a game then alt-tab to the temp meter in the drivers options its already dropping.
RivaTuner has temp monitoring. It's free and a very handy tool. A lot of people here swear by it.

laydback
08-20-05, 12:09 AM
RivaTuner has temp monitoring. It's free and a very handy tool. A lot of people here swear by it.

Hes talking about monitoring while in-game, but if I can recall correctly Rivaruner does log I think. So RT would work as well as the Nvidia control panel.

j0j081
08-20-05, 02:31 AM
Hes talking about monitoring while in-game, but if I can recall correctly Rivaruner does log I think. So RT would work as well as the Nvidia control panel.
RivaTuner is much better because it shows the temp for the past few minutes on graph.

F_L_C
08-20-05, 02:57 PM
Also how do I know if the fan on the nv5 is running at max or not?

There's no RPM sensor on the fan, so no way to know. But if you want to make sure it runs permanently at max, then don't plug it directly into the card. Either use an adapter or mod it yourself and plug it into a spare molex or mobo header.

joshua7
08-21-05, 11:08 AM
Now that I have the Abit, 415/1150. After the voltmod 445/1170. :cool:

aAv7
08-21-05, 12:29 PM
Now that I have the Abit, 415/1150. After the voltmod 445/1170. :cool:

nice oc! :eek: