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Im suprised its not running hotter, those are fine temps.
    
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The only thing I would make sure you check is when you run it through Furmark, have the second tab of GPU-Z open and make sure all the clocks are 3D and that they don't switch down to 2D. I don't think you should be having this issue, but it's possible. I ran 2 9800GX2s right next to each other folding 24/7 and they never went about 70c with a box fan on top...
    
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It's a pretty awesome card. Those are great temps, but they make sense considering the new TIM and removed shroud. You should overclock it more though! I have mine at 734 core and 1836 shaders running nicely under air without changing the TIM. Maybe you should stress test it (either Furmark or folding) and see how high it gets. Also, it's a beast folding card. If you ever upgrade again, keep that card and have it fold.
I found a copy of the XFX 9800 GX2 Black Edition BIOS and changed the clocks to reflect those speeds. Holy crap did that make a difference!
    
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The only thing I would make sure you check is when you run it through Furmark, have the second tab of GPU-Z open and make sure all the clocks are 3D and that they don't switch down to 2D. I don't think you should be having this issue, but it's possible. I ran 2 9800GX2s right next to each other folding 24/7 and they never went about 70c with a box fan on top...
Now I have them, and I've never seen them go over 80c. And that's with pretty much no air flow getting to them.
    
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Now I have them, and I've never seen them go over 80c. And that's with pretty much no air flow getting to them.
Ran Furmark with my card running at the exact same speeds as the XFX 9800 GX2 Black Edition (700 MHz) for about an hour. No problems. Got to about 78 C to 80 C.
    
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I found a copy of the XFX 9800 GX2 Black Edition BIOS and changed the clocks to reflect those speeds. Holy crap did that make a difference!
The ones I sold Hysteria are actually the Black edition ones. Now I have another one that's not Black Edition, but it can clock just as high.
    
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The ones I sold Hysteria are actually the Black edition ones. Now I have another one that's not Black Edition, but it can clock just as high.
I hit a ceiling at 700 MHz, but after that the real limitation is the frame butter. Too bad you can't "overclock" 512 MB to 1 GB. LOL. Some of the newer games really do use the true 1 GB frame butter on higher resolutions and my 9800 GX2 simply can't do that.
    
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