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7-13c increase in idle temps?

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My x1900cf used to idle at about 40-45c like, well earlier today. I just moved my computer like 2 feet to the left and it idles at 51-53c. Fan configuration didn't change, airflow was the same. Even my x1900xtx beneath the crossfire one had no change in temps. So i figured maybe the HSF (accelerox2) on it wasn't seated right or might have moved. But this wasn't the case. So in final desperation I put back the stock HSF with some AS5 and at 50% fan speed it idles at same exact temp. And at 27% fan speed (default) it's idleing at 61c!!!

lastly, the load temps haven't changed a bit. The stock HSF is keeping it high 70's as well as the accelero x2.

I don't really know what to make of this... but then again for the past 2 weeks my computer has been randomly freezing in games and I still haven't been able to fix that so who knows....

i think i'm going to download every single driver ever made and try them... ill post back if it fixes it..
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oh I think i see why its doing it, but I don't know how to fix it.

For some reason my they are staying on their 3d clock/ voltage setting and not lowering to their 2d clocks/voltages even though I am not playing a game.

How do I fix this?
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Its summer time its normal for idle temps to be 7-13C higher unless you have the AC cranked up.

I modded my G80s so they run at 100% fan speed because it was a bit to hot in the summer for them otherwise.

70C is well within safe temps, most cards are good to around 100C. Although I personally wouldnt go above 85.


About the freezing, Could be your CPU temps. But 70C on load on a 3d card will not cause freezing unless its a faulty card.


P.S. I never heard of 3d cards "changing clocks" when in a game or on the desktop. As far as I know they still run in 3D mode while on the desktop, in vista I know they do for sure.
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Ambient temps don't really change for me year round, ac is cranked up.

Yeah x1900 series changes clocks. Seems like every time I start up ATI tool to increase fan speed, my video card goes into 3d mode (621Mhz and 720Mhz) with the voltage bump instead of the 2d mode (500 Mhz and 594Mhz). so i guess theres something in ati tool i have to tweak.
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well most ppl just leave theirs in 3D mode all the time so maybe the higher temps are your 'normal' load temps you are just not used to seeing.

either way GFX's are tough tougher than prescotts
    
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If your card is running at 70C on load, it is not your card causing those freezes. Try doing CPU stress tests, or ram tests.

Revert to stock if you are overclocked and see if it still does it.
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If your card is running at 70C on load, it is not your card causing those freezes. Try doing CPU stress tests, or ram tests.

Revert to stock if you are overclocked and see if it still does it.
Well I can only assume the freezes in games are because of my videocards due to the BSOD message I got once when it happened saying it froze and looped b/c of the file ati2dvag causing the drivers to mess up.

That is good advice though, I will revert back to stock CPU clock and see if it fixes. However I don't think freezes where the screen and everything literally get stuck in place and the last 3 seconds of sound gets looped and replayed indefinitely, as the computer stays on) were common to an unstable CPU OC.

edit: and I found the setting to fix the cards being in 3d mode all the time.
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