[mythtv-users] New myth system - video card temp ok?
rbonafied at gmail.com
Tue Dec 15 03:31:25 UTC 2009
Kevin Ross wrote:
> Rick wrote:
>> 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.
What do you think?
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