[mythtv-users] New myth system - video card temp ok?

Rick rbonafied at gmail.com
Tue Dec 15 03:31:25 UTC 2009


Kevin Ross wrote:
> Rick wrote:
>> Hi,
>>
>> 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 
> http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835118217, and 
> 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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I had to activate the fan.  I was watching the football game in HD and 
the temp got to around 100C.  The fan is just so loud so I'll have to 
send the card back.  I was looking at this card since the fan in it is 
variable depending on load.

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/PNY+-+NVIDIA+GeForce+210+512MB+DDR2+PCI+Express+Graphics+Card/9543381.p?skuId=9543381&productCategoryId=pcmcat182300050008&id=1218121950921

What do you think?


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