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Old 12-26-2005, 11:07 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default overheating help please

I just got a 6800 for this setup:

P4 3.2ghz
1gb ram
480 watt psu
Geforce 6200 AGP

Everything ran fine until I put in the 6800. This card connects directly to the psu. I can play a game perfect for about an hour and a half and then my fps drops considerably and the cpu overheats. What could be the problem? Do I need a bigger psu? And if so, what would you recommend? thanks

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Old 12-26-2005, 11:11 AM   #2 (permalink)
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i suggest u keep ur cpu in the refiregator ......
then it wont be overheated:P
but purchase yourself a good cooling system ...

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Old 12-26-2005, 11:13 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Come on now, what did that help?
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Old 12-26-2005, 11:17 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Well its clear when ur cpu iver heats then u must cool it down...What does cool down computer chips adn cputer stuff?...
Cooling kits/sytems....comprende?
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Old 12-26-2005, 11:21 AM   #5 (permalink)
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You're not answering my question at all. My system ran fine until we installed the 6800. I want to know why.
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Old 12-26-2005, 12:10 PM   #6 (permalink)
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ye, its making your system overheat as its more powerfull. so you need better cooling.

the 6800 is making your cpu run faster/hotter
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NVIDIA recommends at least a 350w PSU with a 6800 series.
Most importantly your PSU shuold have at least (1) 12v rail at 20a+
With out a strong enough rail, this will cause serious system instability.
Not to mention you've got a P4 3.2Ghz, probably prescott.

If you're system is overheating you need to address this issue right away. There are several things to consider.

1.) CPU Cooling - Check the Heatsink and fan, most likely it's loaded with dust. This needs to be completely cleaned. Dust will insulate the HS and seriously hinder heat dissipation. Dust also puts alot of unnecessary wear and tear on the fan. If worse comes to worse, consider buying an aftermarket HS & Fan. (Zalman, ThermalTake, Vantec) would be popular choices.

2.) System Cooling or Case Cooling - Again check the case for dust. Dust is an electronics nightmare. Due the electromagnetic field that electricity creates, every dust particle in the room will find it's way to your PC's internal components. Secondly, check all case fans, make sure they are clean and running properly. If it's possible you may consider adding another one. Poor wire management is also a factor, a birds nest of tangled wires can decrease airflow.

3.) Videocard cooling - Most HS & Fans that come with videocards are fine for standard use. More intense usage such as extended gaming and overclocking, will render the stock HS&Fan less then par. Consider aftermarket cooling, one preferred cooler would be one from "ARCTIC Cooling" The Assembly of the HSS & Fan allows direct exhaust of heat from the GPU to be blown directly outside the case through a secondary PCI slot. Most stock coolers will dump the heat inside the case, putting the removal on the case fans.

4.) PSU - Most cases position the PSU inside the top portion of the case, which is open to the rest of the PC. Even with a PSU fan a, lot of heat is created and left inside the case. This heat is due to lack of efficiency. The lower the efficiency, the more heat that is created. Efficiency is totally percentage of AC input - converted to DC output. Average would be 70% - Excellent would be 85%

The remaining percentage that isn't converted or can't be converted is waste which is lost in the form of heat....

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