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post #1 of 9
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I dunno, my temps are idling at 48-50C, and this is without any OCing. I added some Acrtic 5, and it didnt' seem to do anything. Maybe I didnt' put enough? I have always heard that less is more, because you eventually hit a limit where the compound becomes a insulator instead of a conductor. Any ideas?
Post your idle and loads temps too, please.
BTW a really good way to monitor your max load temp is in ATI Tray tools, set the hardware>system tray hardware monitoring then set the temp to write to log file. The log file is under: program files>Ray Adams>ATI Tray Tools>hwmon.txt
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Usually on a GPU its the bare chip, so the best thing to do is spread it evenly across it. Then apply the heatsink, it will cool it down a bit but not by much over the course of a few days.

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Idle:
41C

Load:
57C

Nothing done to my cooler just the stock Sapphire with stock paste.
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Idle:
41C

Load:
57C

Nothing done to my cooler just the stock Sapphire with stock paste.
That's weird........You are 5C cooler than me and I have added Arctic 5, but it hasn't had much time to seat yet....and this is stock clock temp ***? I reallly think that I got a crap card, becuase I can't OC anywhere near as high as everyone else, but oh well it's all good.
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post #5 of 9
RMA it man! Do it while you still can, sooner the better.

pink
post #6 of 9
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Yea I think that I will. If I have reseated the heatsink with Arctic 5 will they still RMA it?
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Yea it should be fine. As long as everything is still on the heatsink it wont really matter.

You have the Sapphire right? I would ask if you can get the HIS or the Powercolor version due to the better cooler.

pink
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Yea I will go for the Powercolor, because of the cooler and the stock clock of 600 MHz.
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Man I'm just gonna keep it, if it fails then it fails............I have a year to RMA for a replacement, so if new OCing software comes out that support the card better and I still can't OC, then I will return it. I have found out that the issue actually is the temperature. My girlfriend just ordered a Zalman VF900 CU today, so maybe the temps will drop. Another thing is that I have the stock mobo, so maybe the high temps are due to the crap mobo? I will post my temps as soon as I get the fansink and ramsinks on it.
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