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Stupid 7900GS is putting out too much heat and I'm not even DOING anything right now.

I stuck one of the new SilenX fans I got from CD down beneath it I dropped to 55-56c on load from 58c-59c.

Maybe I'm doing something wrong, though. However, leaving one of the case fans down that way is impractical and the card is definitely adding a bit too much heat to the case at idle.
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post #2 of 25
Most cards run 60-70Cº easy. Your 55/56Cº is good.
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Lol you call that hot? That's very decent in fact. And to answer your question, X1950XT runs a little hotter, but delivers much more performance over a 7900GS.
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No, not the card ,my entire system. It drops like two degrees. LoL
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Okay. Turn PC on orthos x 2, Temps rise to 58-59 after like thirty minutes.

There's this massive cloud of heat pooling right around the GPU, mostly beneath it. Put an extra SilenX 120mm beneath it standing up to throw the heat out and my iTaT temps drop to 55-56c after two minutes.

Southbridge is cool to the touch, which leads me to believe my GPU is running too hot.

Not only that... I had Orthos running yesterday WHILE playing CS and... neat... my temps dropped to 56-57 DURING CS. So *** is up with my GPU?
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post #7 of 25
Yesterday your ambients were most likely different.
Idles/loads can change drastically because of ambients.
When its 70F in my apartment, I idle @ 32C.
When its 78F, I idle @ 41C!
    
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When it's 80F (every day in my apartment) I Idle at 39/38c. That's what I'm always at.

Seriously, when I play CS the load temps go down. I'm just gonna buy the ATi card to see if it makes a difference.
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those temps seem fine to me as a 7900GS owner, although mine are a lil less. I idle around 53-55 degrees no load and 55-58 on load, on stock cooling!
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Quote:
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When it's 80F (every day in my apartment) I Idle at 39/38c. That's what I'm always at.

Seriously, when I play CS the load temps go down. I'm just gonna buy the ATi card to see if it makes a difference.
Load temps of your GPU go down?
Generally when a temp goes DOWN as you stress it, it means you have smart fan enabled and it's working, but not set perfectly.
For example, your fans running @1k RPM.
Temps of 58C
You start stressing it (CS)
Temp rises to 62C, fan engages to 2k RPM.
Temps drop to 56C.

See what I am sayin'?
    
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