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    320MB XFX 8800GTS XXX Protective Film

    I received my 320MB XFX 8800GTS XXX from Scan and set it up tonight. I noticed there was a red label attached to the plastic shroud stating 'Remove protective film before use'.

    However I can't fnd any protective film to remove, can you offer any advice?

    The card seems to be working fine, the fan is spinning ok but nTune is reporting the graphics card idle temp of 75C and as high as 82C underload. Even with the case cover removed the idle temp is 62C. The card is pushing my whole system temp up compared to my old graphics card. Is this normal temps for this card?

    Thanks....Roger

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    woooo, those temps are high! 75 idle and 82 load is too too high your going to destroy your card in days not years. basically before i modded my card i had idle at 62 and load about 70ish, i have now modded it and have idle temps of 52 and load at 62 (huge improvement) and considering its also overclocked to 576/1800.

    im not sure what your on about when you talk of protective film i never got one on mine , but if it isnt there then it isnt there.

    check your gpu fan settings as they may be really low hence your high temps.

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    Cant graphics cards get to 120 before you have to start worrying?

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    Quote Originally Posted by iamtheoneneo View Post
    woooo, those temps are high! 75 idle and 82 load is too too high your going to destroy your card in days not years.
    Total FUD!

    Its fine for that card (although a bit higher than normal) - They get hot. The drivers start to throttle the card when it gets into the 100 range (i forget the exact figure).
    The fact that you get a 20c drop with the case cover removed shows that you seriously need to sort out your airflow and that the card is not at fault!

    http://forums.hexus.net/showthread.php?t=98973
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    im sorry but if any componenet inside a pc is reaching near 100 something is def wrong. the simple fact is is that the normal temps for the card is 62 idle and mid 70s full load. its clear his temps are way above that.
    obviously the hotter something is the less its going to last - its a simple fact of electronics. please dont disremark me again over something so stupid.
    thanks

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    On my card the Core Slowdown Threshold is 145C.. but its not like im gonna test it

    at the mo its running at 60C but im not exactly doing anything graphically intensife
    Last edited by Metier9; 01-03-2007 at 11:04 PM.

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    Ok i dont know much about the temps tbh but as for protective film, I just recieved my card, the 7950 512 Overclocked...there was a protective film on the fan block....you know theb bit that sticks of the card with the fan inside it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by iamtheoneneo View Post
    woooo, those temps are high! 75 idle and 82 load is too too high your going to destroy your card in days not years.
    Nonsense - I had a fanless card with a badly fitted cooler a while back, and it would get to 114degC before it shut down. Even then, once it had cooled a bit and had a reboot it would come straight back to life.

    70-something degrees, even at idle, is pretty normal for a graphics card.

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    Quote Originally Posted by iamtheoneneo View Post
    im sorry but if any componenet inside a pc is reaching near 100 something is def wrong.
    He said 82c. That is almost 20c off 100c. Stop blowing it out of proportion. Thats a huge difference in terms of heat.

    Quote Originally Posted by iamtheoneneo View Post
    the simple fact is is that the normal temps for the card is 62 idle and mid 70s full load.
    Ahhh "simple fact" backed up by utterly nothing to prove otherwise.
    Here are some results from other users from a simple google search.

    http://www.overclock.net/nvidia-cool...mperature.html

    Idle it's around 60 degrees and in full load its hovering around 80, sometimes a bit higher, but NEVER above 85
    But tubnotub said that 90 degrees is still safe, and I'm at 80. So i guess it isn't a problem.
    http://forums.nvidia.com/index.php?showtopic=28204

    I've been measuring 75C with nVidia n-tune.
    Its not uncommon for the cards to get this hot. As Metier9 just pointed it, it appears that the throttling is set at 145c. The card will shut down before it does any damage under normal opperation.

    Quote Originally Posted by iamtheoneneo View Post
    its clear his temps are way above that.
    Mainly down to poor case cooling. A 20c drop with the side off? - the card is clearly not at fault.


    Quote Originally Posted by iamtheoneneo View Post
    obviously the hotter something is the less its going to last - its a simple fact of electronics. please dont disremark me again over something so stupid.
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    Quote where I said otherwise....oh, I didnt!
    You said the card would last days, which is utter utter non-sence. Its clear that these cards are going to output plenty of heat (they have 225watts of input power avaliable to them for crying out loud!)
    Please dont disremark me again by putting words in my mouth I didnt say.
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    wow taking everything i say literally - when i said days it was ment metaphorically aka high temps are going to reduce its lifespan.
    tbh this is pathetic to argue on soemthing like this, so you guys carry on bickering. and for your information i never once said his card was faulty but if i had temps like that i would be concerned. but hey each to their own

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    Quote Originally Posted by iamtheoneneo View Post
    wow taking everything i say literally - when i said days it was ment metaphorically aka high temps are going to reduce its lifespan.
    tbh this is pathetic to argue on soemthing like this, so you guys carry on bickering. and for your information i never once said his card was faulty but if i had temps like that i would be concerned. but hey each to their own
    please stop the arguing. its not nice for me to see . he just wants to put his point across because he knows it as a fact, and it is true. the 8800 range were designed to run at those temps. the ati x1950xtx runs at those temps too. sure the more hotter stuff gets the less it will last. but they were built like that. just as a cpu runs hot, you cant help it and it certainly lasts longer than days.

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    The consenus seems to be the graphics card temp is not unreasonable, then?

    There seems to be some confusion regarding the graphic card temps I quoted, so to clarify:

    Case closed - 75C Idle 82C Load
    Case Open - 62C Idle 73C Load

    The case is an Coolmaster Pretorian with a fan at the bottom front and centre back so it should provide good air flow. The mobo is an Asus A8N32 SLI with a Opteron 154 o/c to 2870Mhz. The heat pipe on the mobo chucks out a load of heat as does the CPU. But this new graphics card has certainly pushed the overall temp up by about 10C.

    Given the temps I guess it would be a good idea to keep the cover off I suppose.

    Thanks....Roger
    Last edited by EasterEEL; 02-03-2007 at 11:35 PM.

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    yes yes its normal for those temps to be at those levels. weird that the case open should cause it to be cooler, maybe theres something obstructing airflow.

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    when his case is open the hot air will be being blown/ sucked out of the case i assume therefore the case side is obstructing the airflow...

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    Which version of the Praetorian do you have? (730, 731 or 732). They all have adequate cooling with the 732 (newest version) having 120mm intake and two 80mm exhaust fans. You could change the top I/O panel for an extra 80mm exhast fan and see if it make any difference. I did this to my CM WaveMaster and it did improve the cooling in my case.

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    It is the CoolerMaster Praetorian PAC-T01-E1 - Silver. Purchased it a couple of years ago.

    http://specialtech.co.uk/spshop/cust...?productid=189

    It has been replaced by the models you mentioned.

    It used to keep my old set-up quite cool. But the temp hiked up when I put the Asus A8N32 + Opteron in last year, mainly because of the motherboard pipe cooler for the nVidia chipsets which gets red hot. The new graphics card has just increased the heat again. With the case closed, the air dispelled by the rear case fan is warm to say the least. I guess it is because the bottom of the case has the two nVida SLI chips, the heat pipe and the graphics card which is full length and restricts airflow anyway, all close together.

    I got a bit concerned with the GC reaching 82C, but it looks like that is not really a problem, even if a little high.

    regards....Roger

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