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Old 04-17-2006, 11:05 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hello all,

I have a ATI X1800XT 512 which seems to run hot when in use.

Recently during gaming (BF2, oblivion) the ATI Omega control panel says its 72C, is this hot? I was thinking yes, and if so any cooling tips you could give me?

The case setup is 1 Extra large fan on side of PC sucking in air, and 2 80mm Akasa fans blowing out at the back.I have my ATI 1800XT, X-fi sound card and various usb/ game controllers in my PCI slots, all spaced out to maintain airflow.

I purchased a coolermaster Viva heatsink recently but found out it wont fit on my card, any other ideas you all could suggest please?

Another thing, I also have Everest ultimate edition, and it has completly different readings of my GPU temp. which should I beleive and whats the best/ most reliable temp monitor I could download? Motherboard montitor doesnt support my Mobo (DFI Lanparty NF4 SLI DR Expert)

Thanks in advance

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i would suggest getting a zalman ZF-900 or 700 and some arctic silver 5

EDIT: just noticed your mobo, it might be that you have an ATI card on a Nvidia SLI chipset and is interfearing with the temps, but im not %100 on that.
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72C isn't too hot for a GPU. Almost every card on the market today reach temperatures of 65+C. My card goes up to about 70C after only 30mins of Call Of Duty 2 or F.E.A.R. Nothing to worry about. And in my experience Everest is to be trusted when it comes to temps and data.Cheers
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my GPU goes up to 88c and its all fine. it wont beep till 113c default but i brought down to 90c just in case...
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Most gpu's can handle temp's up to the 120+ range,When they get that high they usually throttle down so you don't burn out the card.
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Fascinating....I can't get my 7900GT up to 60 degrees C no matter what I'm doing. Doom 3 at full with everything at full = 58=59 degrees!! my old 6800GT would always run 85 to 90+. These new Nvidia cards are very temp stable!!!
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wow i thought the 7900GT would have a higher normal temp.

and i guess i was thinking of CPU temps.
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i would suggest getting a zalman ZF-900 or 700 and some arctic silver 5

EDIT: just noticed your mobo, it might be that you have an ATI card on a Nvidia SLI chipset and is interfearing with the temps, but im not %100 on that.
Yeah, Zalmans are nice fans.
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my 7900gt idles at just under 60 and get to around 75 during games. I returned my first one because a capacitor thing(I think thats what its called) had fallen off. On my replacement one the exact same capacitor was a bit loose, could this be causing high temps?
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