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    Surprised/Amazed

    In winter time my gfx card get as hot as around 98C which scared me and made me play my games underclocked.

    Now it's summertime, but it's only 26 degrees here in Canadia, and my video card after half an hour of splinter cell is a fecking ridiculous 112 degrees.

    Wtf...I would have thought the plastic would have melted by then...if ATI tools was indeed accurate.

    But since the temps are always like that maybe normal ATI cards temps are like that?
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    Is that celsius?
    I think the max is around 120, but i wouldn't want it over 50

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    What cooling are you using?

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    Damn, Canada is cold as hell (lol, irony). I would also like to know your cooling because thats fecking terrible.

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    Dude that is harsh terrible, is your computer on the floor (carpeted???), put it on top of a desk in a well ventilated area (and I mean well, not in some cubby or w/e). Put in some more beefier fans (if ur PSU allows for them). And if that fails, then the computer gods must hate you lol

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    I put my rig on a stand on the carpet, and I have two 80mm exhuast fans. The CPU and mobo temps are around 30ish, which are completely normal for AMD.

    It's just my fecking vid card, I'm scared to play any games now because at the coolest my vid card hits around 90C.

    The weirdest thing is that the air that's blowing out of the back is cool to the touch, and that there is a vid card fan blowing like mad.

    I'm so surprised my vid card hasn't melted yet, because it's 58 degrees idle.

    If only they can combine ATI cards' torlerance of heat, and Nvidia's efficiency, we'd have one hell of an overclockable gfx card.
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    Maybe the heatsink isn't making good contact with the GPU. Something to check. Add thermal paste if necessary.

    Or maybe a better cooling solution altogether. Check out aftermarket coolers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Virtualbody1234
    Maybe the heatsink isn't making good contact with the GPU. Something to check. Add thermal paste if necessary.

    Or maybe a better cooling solution altogether. Check out aftermarket coolers.
    Please expand:

    1. Thermal paste on a GPU? Where and how?

    2. Aftermarket coolers?
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    http://www.techpowerup.com/printarticle.php?id=134
    ^How to apply thermal paste to a cpu..basically the same as GPU.

    http://www.frozencpu.com/scan/se=Sys...nu_search.html
    ^Aftermarket GPU coolers.

    A good thing to try is to buy a new GPU cooler, then apply thermal paste to the new cooler and attach it to the GPU. Im still not sold on those temperatures being accurate though...

    Edit: I just now noticed that your card is overclocked a decent amount. 400/980 is the original speeds and your a decent amount above that at 560mhz/1.08ghz. If you can only run games half settings or they crash, you need to lower your overclock and check the stability.
    Last edited by bigdawgfoxx; 05-28-2006 at 04:24 AM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Seedler
    If only they can combine ATI cards' torlerance of heat, and Nvidia's efficiency, we'd have one hell of an overclockable gfx card.
    Your saying that the card running hot is a good thing for overclocking?

    Anyway, my nvidia card also runs pretty hot...50-60degrees C (idle-load)

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