yea, those crapy cooler suck.. my Friend has X1800XT "I think". he said it idel at 78c, and load at 92c.. that is high. but mind you the core of that card as alot of transtors (w.e you call them)alvino said:You do realize that ATI's reference coolers (with the exception of the X1800 and X1900 series) are pure crap, right? They can't cool for shit.
lol, yea..dont that damage the card later in the years? the giant copper heatsink on a printed board. Wont it bend the card.alvino said:Yup. The R520 and R580 cores run pretty hot. They have about 300+ million transistors (mainly becaus of the Ring Bus Memory Controller), which is why.
The X1900 stock cooler is actually not bad...it's like a giant hunk of copper. The only thing that sucks about it is that it's heavy as hell and to cool efficiently, it needs to be at maximum RPM, which is LOUD.