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    Re: New to the separate graphics card world

    You can use evga precision to monitor your temperatures btw.

    Glad youre enjoying the new card. Its always great having new stuff.

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    Re: New to the separate graphics card world

    Thanks Patonb. This Vista is much more graphically interesting and fun, if laborious, to tweak. Hope to be of some help here on the forums. Take care!

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    Re: New to the separate graphics card world

    Hey folks - me again. I want to report back on my evga 520 graphics card install.

    Well after running this card for a month now I'm very satisfied. The few games I have will now run without warnings telling me that I don't have enough video power to run the game. And the whole Vista system has settled down after the tweaking where it's running as well. or better, than my old XP system.

    The only problem was the way my web pages were loading and scrolling - one big offender being Yahoo news and the photos on there - the pages would hang, my CPU usage was 75 percent and more, and the whole internet just ran like a huge mess.

    Well, it was the browser - IE8. Switching to Google Chrome solved everything. I would recommend Chrome over IE anyday.

    One question - I installed GPU-Z and the temperature reading for the gpu is always in the 37 degree Celsius range. Does that sound pretty much normal?

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    Re: New to the separate graphics card world

    That is a good temp. 45 c and above is getting hot. 37 is fine. real fine actually.

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    Re: New to the separate graphics card world

    Thats you temperature while idle... Which is not bad.

    If you crank up something intense, it should heat up.

    glad to hear its working out

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    Re: New to the separate graphics card world

    I just did some checking around and some gamers said they got as high as 90 , close to 100 while gaming. So, if you don't go up more than that , you should be fine. Enjoy .

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    Re: New to the separate graphics card world

    For the record, ATI and Nvidia design their cards to throttle at 105C and shut down at 110C

    I run my cards, 560ti, 8800, 260-216s at 80ish 24/7 365. I game on my laptops 9600 at 100ish C

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    Mine gets real toasty under pressure, I even video'd it getting toasty here :
    260 GTX XXX edition cooking on automatic fan speed - YouTube

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    Re: New to the separate graphics card world

    Thanks again folks.

    Everything working shipshape - except for a snafu with my internet pages loading and scrolling like molasses - Yahoo News and the photos there, and Toyota Nation and many others. Well, here it was my browser. Man, ya just can't think of everything when it comes to the world of computing! Well, suffice it to say that I went ahead and installed Google's browser, and now all my internet pages are lightening fast. I have a DSL connection at 3MB, and so far I'd recommend the Google browser to anyone having problems with IE. Will report back on game temperatures if I ever get enough time to play some!

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