Not sure if my concern belongs in the Graphics category, or the Processor category. Apologies in advance for any confusion:
Radeon HD 6950 2 GB DDR5
AMD Catalyst Driver Version, and Driver History
Windows 7 64x
Processor heats up into the red, over 47C when rendering 3D images using DAZ Studio 4.5.
Motherboard or System Make & Model
GIGABYTE GA-990FXA-UD3 Rev. 1.1
Display Device(s) and Connection(s) Used
Two old Dell 24" HD monitors with DVI ports.
Applications and Games
DAZ Studio 4.5.
AMD FX-8150 8-Core Black Edition Processor 3.6Ghz
No overclocking. Runs at default settings.
Motherboard BIOS Version
System Memory Type & Amount
Corsair Vengence 16GB
Thermaltake Bigwater Liquid Cooling System
My AMD Processor usually runs from 16C to 24C when regular programs such as MS Office, web browsers (with visits to YouTube) are used. The processor runs within that temperature when DVD's are played, too.
When I render 3D graphics using DAZ Studio 4.5, the processor runs over 47C.
My Radeon 6950 has 2GB on it, and I'm wondering whether or not that memory is being used during the rendering process or not.
Is there an area where I may check to see if the memory on the graphics card is being used, or is there something else I can do to lower my CPU heat when rendering graphics?