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    Default Normal GPU Temperature

    I was wondering what normal temperature ranges were for GPU's loaded and unloaded. I have Geforce 9800 GTX and I just installed an overclocking utility called Dual Core Center I think it was made by MSI(I use it more for just monitor temp's than anything else). Anyway what I was worried about is that when I play crisis without any overclocking this utility warns me that my GPU is at to high of a temperature at 90ishC. I have just installed this utility and was playing the game on the same settings that I always have without any trouble and I thought without any heating problems. So I was wondering if this indeed is to high a temperature and should I install another fan? (I was under the impression that GPU's ran much hotter than CPU's normally which is why I am asking). Thanks!

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    That is very high - what brand is your card e.g. MSI, Gigabyte, EVGA etc.?

    Try using nVidia's ntune to monitor your temps and fan speeds, as this is usually more accurate.
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    That's a bit on the hot side.

    I have used, and really like Rivatuner for overclocking Nvidia cards and contolling fan speeds. Just google Rivatuner. Its 3dguru or something like that.

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    the brand is EVGA. Thanks! I'll check out the software recommended. Guess I might need to look into extra cooling for the graphics card. When I was getting 90c it hadn't even been overclocked so that worries me a little bit. Thanks for all your help. I really appreciate it. Just out of curiosity what temperatures should I be shooting for for idle and under load?

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    If its EVGA, then use their program called Precision. It was written by the same guy that created Rivatuner. You can read about it and download here.
    http://www.evga.com/forums/tt.asp?forumid=48

    If I'm just emailing or websurfing, I set my gpu fan speed to run at 45% and my card will maintain a steady temperature of 45 degrees C. When I game, I turn the fan speed up to 65 or 70% and my temps never go over 50 degrees.

    I have an EVGA 8800GT Akimbo, and it is overclocked.

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    thanks for all your help guys. I am really digging both those programs you guys recommended.

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