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    Optimum temperature for NVIDIA GeForce GTS 250

    Could someone please advise me on the optimum running temperature (Celsius) for the 1024MB NVIDIA GeForce GTS 250 (Asustek) on my Windows 7 Professional 32 bit desktop? On hot South African days (29 - 34 degrees Celsius) the NVIDIA temp varies between 45 and 50 degrees Celsius, depending on the time of day.

    Is 50 degrees too high?

    My tower has a silent heat-extractor fan opposite the card, and above it, aimed at the CPU, an Intel Core 2 Quad Q8200 @ 2.33GHz running at 40 - 43 °C (Yorkfield 45nm Technology), another similar input cooler fan. So air circulation is good.

    Advice will be appreciated.

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    Welcome to the forum BallyIrish.

    Around the 50 mark is fine and GPUs can go to 60-70 when gaming etc. but when it starts going over the 70 mark when not stressed, then you could have problems even though the specs say max temp 105 http://www.geforce.com/hardware/desk...specifications
    Last edited by Sudo15; 2014-03-13 at 09:28.

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    Is 50 degrees too high?
    50 C under load is not unusual, but having the above readings at idle are a bit high.
    I do hope you have air conditioning, if you do not, then THAT could be your problem right there.

    You CPU temps are a bit elevated, but well within spec tolerances.

    A computer's overall cooling setup will be a major factor as well, and there is quite a bit of variability
    out there in terms of cooling configurations.
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    And thank you Clint for your kind reply! For your and @Studio15's info, I have just had my entire rig transferred to a new tower, as the USB on the old one was giving trouble: the old one kept the hardware quite a lot cooler for some reason. But I'm glad to hear the temperatures are within acceptable ranges...

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