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Old 06-07-2004, 05:42 AM   #5 (permalink)
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I have a AIW 9700 Pro that had heat issues.I didnt see alot of artifacts etc...mine would just lock up like clock work on 3DMark02 nature scene .What i did was replaced the original fan with a fan from a hard drive cooler kit.
The fan is bigger than the original so you need to find the exact length of screws that will hold the fan securely on the heatsink,make sure its centerd also.Use the original fan socket and splice the new fan in.The fan i used spins at 3200 RPM .
Also check your bios and see what the voltage setting is.I have mine set at 1.5v .Go through your bios and make sure your settings are correct.You really shouldnt be seeing alot of artifacts like you described.Definately check for a Bios update.From what you decribed its like your overclocking it.So your voltage setting may be to high.Asus by defualt had my AGP v at 1.6 vMake sure you uninstall the card properly,I would even use Driver Cleaner 2 after you do the default removal to remove any remaining video card drivers.Power supply is important 300 watt or greater is needed(i recomend 400 wattor better).If possible go directly to the PS for your extra Voltage.
Make sure you have good air circulation through the case(very important).Adding the bigger fan requires an open slot below the card.On my setup i actually have 2 open slots and then my
Audigy 2 ZS SC .If you post alot more info about your setup i may have some more sugestions.Hope this helps .
Thermaltake Armor A90
Corsair HX1000W PS
i7 2600k / Cooler Master Hyper N 520
Asus P8Z68-V Pro / Gen 3
8 GIG Corsair Vengeance
eVGA GTX 570
SB Audigy2 Platinum
Kingston Hyper X120 SSD
WIN 7 - 64b
LG Blue Ray Super Multi Burrner
Logitech THX Z560
3x120mm - 1x200 mm case fans
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