Originally Posted by mkonjibhu
I've been running my 6800GT for about a week now, and just did some tests to check the max temp. Under ATITool, the temperature peaked at 81c after running the 3d view for about 20 minutes. I have an Idle temp of ~55c. Are these temp's fine (As in no harm to the card), or should I get an aftermarket cooler or atleast a PCI cooler to suck some of the hot air out?
Right now the card isn't overclocked.
They are fine. My old 6800GT AGP would run around 50c idle. It would climb on a hot day to around 80-90C in some games. Video cards have alot higher stress limit on temperatures. So they can handle more heat. The actual core slow down, and thats just a slow down is around 120c for the 6800GT.