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Old 05-19-09, 12:33 AM   #6
Jaap v Ganswijk
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Default Re: Palit 9800GT fan very loud under Linux

Originally Posted by jyavenard View Post
My 9400GT shows the maximum temperature settings at 120 degres.. so 71 degres is pretty cool
I know quite a lot about chips, see my site:

but I'm not an overclocking expert so I start to worry when a chip reaches a temperature of over 70 degrees (and especially measured under Linux, not using any of it's 3D-capabilities).

Normally I don't overclock parts (CPU's and GPU's) unless they are cheap to replace but why overclock them? Just buy a new generation of hardware!

BTW. When your GPU reaches a temperature of 120 degrees, you can boil water on it or instantly fry an egg on it!

In principle I prefer a modern video card with a fan that only
starts to rotate fast enough to make noise when the card
really starts to work at heavy-3D problems.

By the way, only the game 'Quantum of Solace' was demanding
enough to make me upgrade my hardware. The demo was very
shaky and almost unplayable.

I had a discussion once with a sales person in a PC-shop about
Crysis and that it demanded so much from the hardware but
I could play it quite well using my old CPU (3500+ AMD Athlon 64)
and my old 7600GT at modest settings of course (1024x768).

But never underestimate the power of the old nVidia cards!

Over the years I have gained experience with the TNT1/TNT2
and Geforce4/5/6/7/9.

The TNT1 is no longer supported by nVidia, but the TNT2 is
still capable of delivering quite impressive 3D-power (for old

Of course I wouldn't recommend it for modern PC's...
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