Nvidia G Force 8500 GT

Discussion in 'hardware' started by Long View, Aug 9, 2008.

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  1. Long View

    Long View Registered Member

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    Been playing with this card. As I have no interest in 3d I was wondering if it might be a good idea to reduce the clock speeds - to produce less heat ?
    The core can go down to 114Mhz, the memory to 100Mhz and the shader to 229Mhz. The factory settings are 459, 400, and 918. when I tell the software to optimize it recommends 721, 458 and 1745. As an initial test I have lowered the speeds to 305,300, and 759 and the card is now cooler at 48c .

    any thoughts ?
     
  2. farmerlee

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    Definitely sounds like a good idea if you want to save on power. It might also help to extend the life of the card as well.
     
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    FWIW, my 8500GT is an OC'd edition and it idles at 50C in an Antec P182 case. When it was in my old (smaller) e-machines computer, it idled at 56. All settings are default.
     
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