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post #11 of 38
Hi,

i see you card has hit 97 degress at some point(screenshot).

What you absolutley should do is use MSI AB to create a custom fan profile,i used quite an agresive fan profile so i had 1% for every 1 degree of heat.

My temps never went above 78 degress on the stock cooler and that was with my card at 880/2020/1.175v.


I no longer use these settings as im now on water but used them for over a month 24/7 with no issues.
Edited by superj1977 - 6/16/11 at 7:07am
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i figured as much its just i bought this thing.. like 4-5 years ago for.. $500 AUD.. since then ive changed nothing but the graphics card.. and to 3dmark06 a score of 18k even now i was pretty impressed with bang for buck. its just i want to see how far i can push it before i have to actually go out and buy everything from scratch in which case id build something amazing.
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fan speed was constantly at 100%, i am hard of hearing so the sound does not bother me.
post #14 of 38
Fill in your system specs, that e8400 could get 4.3 or so stable if you've got an e0 chip and a good board and RAM.
The only reason you'd have to go buy new stuff is if you're unhappy with performance and the improvement in performance is worth the cost of the upgrade to you.
Edit: An older stepping e8400 should probably still get more than 3.6 stable.
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If i test my graphics card during an ordinary, gaming situation, what would you advise the max temperature to be, and at the same time, how much further do you think i could push it?
Try your best to keep the card from temps over 90.
I think you shouldn't push the card anymore with that PSU. unless you get a new one.
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The GF100 is rated for 105C and most BIOSes have the fan ramp up to 100% and start to automatically throttle at 97-99C.

The GTX 480 is a good card, but is horribly limited by the amount of heat it needs to dissipate. I wouldn't expect to get more than 800MHz or so out of one on the stock cooler unless you have low ambient temps and very well ventilated case.
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well to benchmark it i suppose i could crank the AC in the room down to about 18 degrees which could be fun. il fill in the specs now, take into account the fact that i paid next to nothing for the computer when it was brand new it was a poverty pack so to speak.

Im using 3gb of ram, 32 bit
no ******* idea what ram i am running.

and il screenshot my CPU-Z



For some reason it doesnt show i am running at 3.6, i just did some adjustments to my bios to get the overclock, maybe ive done it wrong?
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does the E8400 support Speedstep Technology?
maybe the speedstep is kicking in and decreasing the clock rate when not in need.
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does the E8400 support Speedstep Technology?
maybe the speedstep is kicking in and decreasing the clock rate when not in need.
It is, OP basically to save power the CPU underclocks itself when its full power isn't needed. It'll jump to 3.6 as soon as you run something CPU intensive.
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I thought as much, so you guys think that basically with the heat generation for Fur, the Power usage on my card, you would not really push it any further? but you think i can get more out of my CPU? do you think my card is at its limit now? or maybe beyond its limits for sustainability, or did i just luck out on the right settings to get it at optimal performance, take note that my GPU never really heats up because most video games only use something like 40-60 percent of my GPU.
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