- Dec 18, 2006
FYI, I just bought a new graphics card from Nvidia. The temperatures were routinely hitting 83C, very toasty in my opinion, while the CPU was barely reaching 65C. Apparently, some new graphics card come stock with a fan profile set to a high running temp. My graphics card was actually set from the factory to run at 83C! I mean WTF! That is hot and I don't want my new card to die prematurely. I had to use a 3rd party program to set the fan profile, now the card barely reaches 65C. Yes, it was quieter before, now the fans spin up and it is louder, but at least the card is cool. It came from the factory with a max fan speed of 80%!!!!!!!