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Old 01-04-11, 06:33 PM   #1
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I would like to know if it is normal that my card is always minimum at 75-80 degree centigrade idle on ubuntu and 95-100 when I'm playing?

My config:

Ubuntu Maverick

Thanks for your help.


nVidia Geforce 8800 GT
resolution 1650x1080
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Old 01-04-11, 09:50 PM   #2
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Games are very GPU demanding if they are very graphical, so to my knowledge that temperature should be safe during the game, once you close the game or any high demanding video application temperature should go lower.
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Old 01-05-11, 02:43 AM   #3
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My 8800 GS (16 shaders less, but with an healthy overclock instead) was around 45 at idle and at most 70 during furmark.

BTW your sig doesn't match your system anymore (still running beryl 0.2? :-))
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Old 01-05-11, 03:10 AM   #4
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If you have a closed case, if you have a stock NVIDIA GPU, then these temperatures are normal.

If you don't play often, run this command during X session initialization (obviously you need to install nvclock utility):

[ -d /proc/driver/nvidia ] && nvclock -f -m 200 -n 200
(You can safely add it to /etc/X11/xdm/Xsetup).

This command lowers you GPU core and RAM clocks. These values are only tested to work on 8800GT class GPUs.
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