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Old 03-20-05, 06:22 PM   #1
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Default Safe operating temperature range?

Greetings,

I am using an NVidia GeForce FX 5900 (non-ultra) with stock cooling in a well ventilated case. (400 cm^2 total fans, 29 C ambient) Since others have mentioned some power-management issue with the 7xxx series of the NVidia kernel binary, I decided to check the temperature.

As I sit now, the GPU core is idle at 83 C. From what I've been conditioned to believe, this seems way too hot. I am too frightened to see the temperature at load.

Should I be worried? Should I be switching back to earlier driver versions?
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Old 03-21-05, 02:26 AM   #2
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The gauge displayed on the Thermal Monitor page in `nvidia-settings` depicts the current CPU core temperature relative to the maximum core slowdown threshold temperature; the temperature is still in the normal operating range if the bars are drawn in green/yellow. The idle temperature rise reported with 1.0-7167 appears to be specific to some GeForce 6800 cards.
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Old 03-21-05, 05:24 AM   #3
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The gauge displayed on the Thermal Monitor page in `nvidia-settings` depicts the current CPU core temperature relative to the maximum core slowdown threshold temperature; the temperature is still in the normal operating range if the bars are drawn in green/yellow. The idle temperature rise reported with 1.0-7167 appears to be specific to some GeForce 6800 cards.
I have 81C and the color is 3 green + 2 yeallow bars. Ambient temperature seem to be 49C.
sensors show ambient (motherboard) temperature would be 35C.
Would be nice, if sensors would support also nvidia GPU thermometer.
Is it possible to be configured somehow?

btw, nvidia-driver-installer should install
"/usr/share/applications/nvidia-settings.desktop" file, so settings-program would be shown in desktop menu. Probably Applications/System_settings would be the right sub menu.
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Old 03-21-05, 10:29 AM   #4
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Thank you very much for the educational replies. I guess I won't worry about it!
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Old 03-22-05, 07:27 PM   #5
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FYI NVIDIA's operating temperature spec for their GPUs is up to 140C.
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try redesigning your airflow.. and also thoroughly clean your Heatsink/Fan.. by thorough i mean really get into the nooks/crannies.. the fins... and any obstructions like dust...

i had a personal experience with my 6800 GT.. i thought i cleaned it thoroughly.. the fan's fins and such... but only recently did i stick a q-tip under the silkscreen and against the fins of the heatsink... the dust was emense!! i went from 70C idle to 55C idle by cleaning that bad boy out...
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Yes the cards tend to collect dust so easily, I cleaned mine out too and it was loaded.
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