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x1950xtx paired with a vf900?

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I just bought a Zalman vf900 gpu cooler for my 1950xtx. My idle temps at stock clock went from 54 to 41, but when i ran ati's clock configuration tool in CCC (atitool is in it's beta stages for vista) it went up to 84c. Can the vf900 handle the heat produced by this chip.

Also, when i ran the test, i had my 250mm side fan off, so the temps might come down, but 84c!!! OMG

Can a chip handle that heat for sustained periods?

thanks
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get a hr 03 with a good 92mm fan
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I don't want to buy another cooler if this works...
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For sustained periods? I wouldnt recommend it, you're gonna kill your card much faster for sure. Try to not break the 70-75c limit. But maybe Ati tools isnt the best to monitor GPU temperatures... You could be getting faulty readings...
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Originally Posted by whe3ls View Post
get a hr 03 with a good 92mm fan
Best aftermarket cooler for x19xx's.

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Originally Posted by jetboyf16 View Post
I just bought a Zalman vf900 gpu cooler for my 1950xtx. My idle temps at stock clock went from 54 to 41, but when i ran ati's clock configuration tool in CCC (atitool is in it's beta stages for vista) it went up to 84c. Can the vf900 handle the heat produced by this chip.

Also, when i ran the test, i had my 250mm side fan off, so the temps might come down, but 84c!!! OMG

Can a chip handle that heat for sustained periods?

thanks
84C isnt all that high really. GPU's can handle heat MUCH better than say a Conroe. With stock cooling my GPUs hit higher than that. Of course, the lower the better regardless, but 84 isnt something to go bonkers about.
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That cooler looks awsome, but I plan on w/c my rig soon, so i think I'll just save my money for that and back down on the OC for now. lol

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