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    I have the Sapphire X800GTO. Right now I'm using the recommanded maximum frequencies supplied by the ati overclocking tool.

    I was wondering if I can go beyond further? My card's already running pretty hot (around 45C idle and maybe 60C load).
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    id say no

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    Set it till atitool detects artifacts, then lower it a bit, i wouldnt go any higher, u might damage ur card.

    Smith is a bag of douche,FACT.

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    I think 45C is too hot. youll kill your card if you go further

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    Quote Originally Posted by maebach
    I think 45C is too hot. youll kill your card if you go further

    wrong; my 7800gt has copper heatsink and idles at 48C.. When playing a game it maxes out at around 73C

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    thats pretty hot, probly will decrease the life of your gfx card

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    According to the members at Extreme overclocking forums, those temps are pretty normal for my card. from what i remember reading, i believe that anything > 90C is considered danger zone..

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    Quote Originally Posted by maebach
    I think 45C is too hot. youll kill your card if you go further
    lol 45C is pretty much the idle temp for a gfx card.

    Your radeon 9800 pro probably go way over 60C at load.


    Quote Originally Posted by Formula1
    According to the members at Extreme overclocking forums, those temps are pretty normal for my card. from what i remember reading, i believe that anything > 90C is considered danger zone..
    90C is the danger zone? wow I'm not even hitting 80C

    Anyways I managed to get my card to 560core/572 mem artifacts free! But the card does run at 78C after 3 hours of FEAR.
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