[mythtv-users] New myth system - video card temp ok?
kevin at familyross.net
Mon Dec 14 06:21:51 UTC 2009
> I recently put together a new mythtv system after my old one died.
> For the video card, I ordered an ASUS EN210/DI/512MD2 (Geforce 210
> 512MB). Unfortunately, I wasn't thinking and ordered a card with a fan.
> When the fan is hooked up it is rather loud. I read somewhere that
> the card can be overclocked quite a bit and that acceptable temps when
> overclocked are in the range up to around 80C. For myth usage, I
> figured I wouldn't need to overclock so I wanted to see what the card
> temp was if I disconnected the fan.
> At rest, the card is around 52C.
> When watching a non-HD feed the card comes in around 60C.
> When watching HD with VDPAU, the card hits around 90C.
> In your opinion, do you think I'm asking for trouble with the card
> heating up to around 90-100C? What do you think is an acceptable temp?
Since it uses a standard connector for the fan, you can get a speed
controller, such as
slow the fan down where you don't hear it any more, but it still
provides good cooling (compared to no fan at all).
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