Question my gpu survived 176 degrees celsius

takeuchi-itsuki85

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The gpu in question is a EVGA e-Geforce 8800 GTS 640MB.
I was cleaning the pc, forgot to plug its fan back in
after noticing a little lag in my game of minecraft i opened afterburner
the whole room smelled like plastic but the gpu didn't even artifact...
any comments?
did i just set the world record for hottest running gpu?
 
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Karadjgne

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Not sure. The heatsink I assume was still installed and will act passively to some extent. Not every gpu has a fan, relying instead on a heatsink somewhat smaller than what's on your gpu.

You'd think a gpu would have some sort of artifacting or other errors at reaching that temp.
 

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