FX 5200 too hot? - Techist - Tech Forum

Go Back   Techist - Tech Forum > Computer Hardware > Overclocking and Modding
Click Here to Login
Closed Thread
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 03-01-2006, 09:05 PM   #1 (permalink)
True Techie
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Posts: 162
Default FX 5200 too hot?

I hjave an FX5200,. It gets pretty hot, but im not really sure how hot is "hot" for a gfx card. So I was wondering if anyone knows a program that can measure the temperature.

And if so whats the average/maximum heat a gfx card should be at.

Im inquiring because my CPU heat sink is tonnes cooled, in fact its not even warm. But my gfx card is almost burning hot.

Another thing. Anyone know where i can get fan for the card.

Thx in advance appreciate the help alot.

lea0001
__________________

lea0001 is offline  
Old 03-01-2006, 10:12 PM   #2 (permalink)
Monster Techie
 
idiotec's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Posts: 1,748
Default

The old FX series did not have built in temp monitors afaik, so know program will tell you them temps. You could install a temperature monitor but it would probably not end up accurate any ways

If it isn't artifacting and running OK, I wouldn't be too worried about it, gfx cards just run hot. My 6800GT loads at ~60c and that is considered cool. Those 5200's could load at 90c, idk.

If you want to install a fan, that's not a big deal. Just buy a small fan that is about the size of the HS. A chipset fan might be about that size. Then just super glue it on there, or use zip ties or something, and plug the fan into the psu.
__________________

__________________

BE HEARD - Techonvent
DS3 | E6400 - 3.2GHz 24/7 | 2GB OCZ PLat. PC6400 | 6800GT | Zippy 460W
What the world needs is more geniuses with humility, there are so few of us left.
idiotec is offline  
Old 03-01-2006, 10:35 PM   #3 (permalink)
Lord Techie
 
gurusan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Portland, OR
Posts: 6,562
Send a message via MSN to gurusan
Default

is your card OC'd? If not then I wouldn't worry...just make sure the heatsink is free of dust.

Those 5200's are pretty solid. I had one in a dell inspiron 5150 laptop and OC'd it when I played games...never had any issues.
__________________
|| 2500K @ 5GHz 1 thread, 4.8 2 threads, 4.6 3, 4.5 4 1.284V ||
|| P8P67-M Pro || 8GB @ 2133MHz ||
|| 5850 @ 1000/1225 || XFX 650W || Silverstone FT03B ||
|| 37" LCD TV || CM Hyper 212+ || Samsung 2.1 Soundbar ||
gurusan is offline  
Closed Thread

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off




Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:10 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.