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    I overclocked my card to max core and memory, and I lowered them by 10-20mhz just to be safe.

    But ATItools tells me my card's still 87C after 2 hours of quake4, with the fan running at 100%.

    I know 87C is a bad temp, but I have not had any problems, but just to be safe, I tried the card on stock settings and the temp is still 85C!!!

    What's the problem? Why is my card running at 85C on stock?? that's friggin hot.
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    Why start a new thread? You could have use your existing one.

    Maybe you card is damaged? Maybe the heatsink needs to be reset?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Virtualbody1234
    Why start a new thread? You could have use your existing one.

    Maybe you card is damaged? Maybe the heatsink needs to be reset?
    I opened case and checked, and the video card seems fine: the heatsink looks good, and the fan's blowing hard too. Maybe ATItools is inaccurate? Is there some other program that lets me see the temp of my card?
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    What I meant is that perhaps the heat isn't being properly transfered to the heatsink.

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    Everest will detect the temps of a nVidia card...might do the same with a sensored ATI too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Seedler
    Quote Originally Posted by Virtualbody1234
    Why start a new thread? You could have use your existing one.

    Maybe you card is damaged? Maybe the heatsink needs to be reset?
    I opened case and checked, and the video card seems fine: the heatsink looks good, and the fan's blowing hard too. Maybe ATItools is inaccurate? Is there some other program that lets me see the temp of my card?
    Did you try and touch the heat sink? And if so, did it feel hot?

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    The standard core slowdown temp on my Nvidia 6600GT is 127C. I think it is unlikely that standard Ati core temps are much different.

    Core temps on graphics cards are much higher than processor or motherboard temps. 87C after 2 hours of Q4 doesn't sound unreasonable.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Virtualbody1234
    What I meant is that perhaps the heat isn't being properly transfered to the heatsink.
    How does that happen? I haven't moved my card at all.

    And sadly, Everest doesnt show my GPU temp.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SnnY
    Quote Originally Posted by Seedler

    I opened case and checked, and the video card seems fine: the heatsink looks good, and the fan's blowing hard too. Maybe ATItools is inaccurate? Is there some other program that lets me see the temp of my card?
    Did you try and touch the heat sink? And if so, did it feel hot?
    Yes, the heatsink is indeed burning hot.

    Quote Originally Posted by lynx
    The standard core slowdown temp on my Nvidia 6600GT is 127C. I think it is unlikely that standard Ati core temps are much different.

    Core temps on graphics cards are much higher than processor or motherboard temps. 87C after 2 hours of Q4 doesn't sound unreasonable.
    I don't know about Nvidia cards, but for my the X800 series ATI cards, 90C is supposed to be the danger zone for overheating.

    O well, I won't care much for it anymore. Hope it overheats and burn in hell so I have an excuse to get a 1900XTX
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    Quote Originally Posted by Seedler

    O well, I won't care much for it anymore. Hope it overheats and burn in hell so I have an excuse to get a 1900XTX
    I'm sure that doesn't sound very good to people who are having a hard time trying to afford such new parts.

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