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Old April 6, 2007, 10:46 AM
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I currently have mine running at 633/973.

I was experiencing around the same temps as you - which I thought were pretty high.

I ended up downloading Riva Tuner

Now I can get at the low level fan settings and when I set the fan to run @ 100% (instead of the stock 60%) my load temps went from 75c or so down to 65c!

Having the fan at 100% does generate some extra noise, but when I'm playing a game, I either got the headphones on or I have my speakers & subwoofer cranked, so a little fan noise doesn't make a difference.

I tried using the nvidia control panel to control the fans, but it doesn't seem to work. Perhaps its just because I'm running XP pro x64 bit edition.

I also noticed something else when overclocking the card: I use a small program called NVtray that has a nice little OSD when playing my games that shows the temp of the GPU and FPS and a couple of other things about the vid-card. When I overclock the card too much with ATI tool or the Nvidia control panel, for some reason, I loose the OSD - it app just craps out. However, when I overclock the card using Riva Tuner, NVtray's OSD app doesn't crap out and continues to work at much higher overclocks. I guess Riva tuner doesn't conflict with MS Framework, which is what this NVtray uses.

I think I can probably get a little more out of this card (especially with the fan at 100%) but for now I'm just enjoying my current settings. I really noticed a difference once I overclocked the card - I was able to bump up a few games to the next level of graphics performance that were not really playable before.
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