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Old 03-27-2009, 04:36 AM   #1 (permalink)
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So I just bought a 4870 512mB from my local computer shop and its idling at 75C, it seems really high.
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More info. What is the model # , what are your ambient temps? Any other info would be helpful
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That seems abnormally high for idle temp. Try cranking up the fan up within CCC, and make sure you have some good air flow in your case.
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That is abnormal. I am afraid to hear what it reaches under load.

My 4870 (HIS, 1 gig version) generally idles around 55 C and I feel that is a little high. Under load I still stay under your idle, around 65-70 C. And that is with the fan cranked really low for quiet performance.
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You must have a reference cooler. The non-reference coolers are the best, like the Asus Dark Knight.
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You must have a reference cooler. The non-reference coolers are the best, like the Asus Dark Knight.
Yeah, it is just HIS's standard two slot cooler. Nothing special.

And like I said, I keep the fan running really slowly for maximum silence. When I run the fan higher, the temps are lower.

Mine is a little hot, but it is still in normal operating ranges, so I don't worry too much.

This is the one, actually:
Newegg.com - HIS Hightech H487F1GP Radeon HD 4870 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card - Desktop Graphics / Video Cards

I see you have a 4870... which one are you running?
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Maybe the store had that card for a while. IIRC early 4870 cards did that but then a new bios fan profile fixed it.
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Get one of these:
Newegg.com - ARCTIC COOLING ACCELS1 Rev 2 VGA Cooler - VGA Cooling

and zip-tie one of these to it:
Newegg.com - Scythe SY1225SL12M 120mm "Slipstream" Case Fan - Case Fans
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