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i got a HIS Radeon X1900XTX with stock cooling, which i bought last year.
if i try to play a game or run any 3d intensive applications sometimes the pc reboots and windows says its a driver problem but i just reinstalled windows and everything else too so its not that.
i noticed that if i run the 3d cube in atitool the temperature goes to over 80 degrees, which i'm sure its not supposed to right?
what fan do you guys recommend i get for it?
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80 isnt too high for a gpu, should still be fine. Maybe it IS a driver problem...
    
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post #3 of 24
You want to keep it below 85c preferably though.
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You want to keep it below 85c preferably though.
Yeah, I realized the way I wrote my post sounds funny. I meant 80 is high but should not be high enough to cause your problem sir.


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usually a game would run for 3-4 mins then it either gets the ...has encountered an error and needs to close or blue screen of death and reboot.
i'll just set the fan to 100% for the time being and see if it makes any difference
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post #6 of 24
90c (I did not mistype that I said 90) is completely fine for this gpu. I had one and the first day I had it, I was on the phone with ati screaming bloody murder. They assured me that it is completely normal.
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post #7 of 24
Wow that's kindda hot.
I'm cautious about running my x1900CF edition above 80o C
I'm paranoid the memory may get corrupted and thus artifact in games.
The most I've had is about 77-79oC after playing the Lost planet demo. Mind you it's been quite warm over the past couple of days here; current room temp is 27oC though.
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so the card running at the boiling temp for water is ok huh?
will try reinstalling some drivers so, but maybe i should get a new fan for it too, couldnt hurt. i'm sure the current one is full of dust and worn out a bit.
what cooler would be the best for this card?
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Originally Posted by sd_dracula View Post
so the card running at the boiling temp for water is ok huh?
will try reinstalling some drivers so, but maybe i should get a new fan for it too, couldnt hurt. i'm sure the current one is full of dust and worn out a bit.
what cooler would be the best for this card?
cheers.
Definately put some compressed air through the copper fins but yea, 90c is fine.
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post #10 of 24
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ok so i've reinstalled and updated all my drivers and now since i have not unlocked the ati overdrive option from the control center the games just run a bit longer before it reboots the system.
the windows problem reporting suggests it is a hardware error so the only other solution i got is to change the stock fan on it with a ZALMAN FATAL1TY FC-ZV9
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