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Whenever I play Farcry, my 8800 makes noises (well at least I think it is the video card). There are no beeping sounds, it just sounds like it is working really hard (kind of a whining sound) and it is kind of annoying. My temps are around 74C, when I quit out of the game quickly and check, with 26C ambient. I am going to try and improve my case airflow this weekend but 74 is not too high to cause problems. The only other games I play, C&C 3, does not cause any noise. Is there something about Farcry or is my 8800 busted? Or could it be something else?
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Sounds like the heatsink or the fan itself is a bit wobbly or loose. I'd attempt to reseat it and see if that helps any. How old is the card?
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I just put my system together a month ago.
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I read somewhere... dont remember that 8800 do beeps... >.>
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post #5 of 7
why are people so quick to suggest a reseat?
well here is a few suggestions, one maybe the card is getting hot while playing and your fan speed increase?
If you use rivatuner to monitor the amb temp, then in that window with all the graphs there is a red button, click it, then you can review the temps, fan speed and all that after your game.
also 26amb temp is kinda low, its normaly 10 degrees off the core temp, mine idles at 45 it sits at 35ish and so on
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why are people so quick to suggest a reseat?
well here is a few suggestions, one maybe the card is getting hot while playing and your fan speed increase?
If you use rivatuner to monitor the amb temp, then in that window with all the graphs there is a red button, click it, then you can review the temps, fan speed and all that after your game.
also 26amb temp is kinda low, its normaly 10 degrees off the core temp, mine idles at 45 it sits at 35ish and so on
is it @ stock speeds or do you have it OC'd? is your perfromance suffering at all?
post #7 of 7
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It is at stock. By 26C ambient, that is the temp in my room. The ambient reading on rivatuner is 44C. If I turn up the fan speed to 100% it drops down to 57C and at 80%, the temp is 58C. From what I can tell, performance is not suffering. I cannot max out CoH anymore after the dx10 patch, but I think that is expected.
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