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Old 08-16-2007, 10:17 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Ok my 7950gx2 runs at 49 C IDLE. I'm considering RMAing it. Is there anything I can do to get it at a lower temp? I have AS5 on it.. I have a fan on it...

what else can I do?

I don't think I should consider water cooling.. but possibly...

(ill use that question for another thread.)
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Um...

What's wrong with that? My x1950xt is at 41*C right now.

What are your load temps?
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Old 08-17-2007, 12:36 AM   #3 (permalink)
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uh about 59 C thats the max i think ive seen it.

i just wanna overclock it a bit..
heres anotehr thing..

i was looking at ati tool, it never lowered below 49C
and i turned the fan on high..

i also touched the videocard, i could barely feel warmth..
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60*C is fine. If it goes over 80*C regularly, then you might want a better cooler.
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Old 08-17-2007, 08:12 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Would these help?

Newegg.com - Titan TTC-SC03TB PCI Slot VGA Card Cooling Fan - Retail

or this

Legit Reviews - Antec Vcool Expansion slot VGA cooler - A Closer Look
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or maybe the antec coolers that suck in air and blow it out of the case..
hmmm

any suggestions?

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How long have you been running your VGA with AS5 on it? Do you have an intake and exhaust fan?
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for a few months.

i have like the perfect fan set up.
2 fans on the side
2 in the front
and 1 stock in the back..

i also have a pci exhaust..
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49C idle is where my card might be running at, well it's at 55C idle at the moment. I do not know why, don't ask me, don't make fun of me, please. :happy:
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Which do you guys think I should get? Something that blows air out, or something that blows cold air in?
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