LadyCrimson Posted November 4, 2009 Author Share Posted November 4, 2009 (edited) So is 48-52C at idle "normal" for the GTX 200 series of cards? This in 75F temp room w/the GPU stock fan going at 60%? The reading I've done makes me think so, but this makes me worry about summer days when it often reaches 85-90F in this room. Late night, when the room is closer to 62-65F, the idle GPU temp drops to maybe 41-43C. The back fan vent on the card shoots out super-warm air, so at least I know it's doing it's job. When I play Borderlands, it shoots up to 70-75C. I know they're rated for max temps higher (especially if not OC'd) but the last card I bought flaked out due to too much time w/high heat, so I'm now paranoid. If I buy something like this Artic Cooling VGA triple fan cooler, is someone like me going to be able to safely install it? The instructions in one review sounded like I might risk breaking something.... Edited November 4, 2009 by LadyCrimson “Things are as they are. Looking out into the universe at night, we make no comparisons between right and wrong stars, nor between well and badly arranged constellations.” – Alan Watts Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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