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post #11 of 30
Im not sure its so hot, but Id be rmaing it, is the initial problem still occuring with new psu? If so then Id deff be rmaing it.
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post #12 of 30
What are your core speed reading as on CCC
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post #13 of 30
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Originally Posted by Rusty100 View Post
Guys, please help.

I bought a new power supply (thermaltake toughpower 850w) and the computer seemed to boot faster.

Apon opening the ATI control centre, I find out the GPU is 103 degrees celcius. I mean jesus christ, why? Can anyone help?

Whoa, you sure the fan is working?
Check that temp against another app, try Rivatuner and crnk the fan speed up while you're at it.

My X2 loads in the mid 50's.
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post #14 of 30
shouldn't idle above about 45*c or below,

Dang Grunion, that is a good cooler on the GeCubes,, I hit around 80's
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post #15 of 30
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Asus smart doctor is giving me the same temps as CCC, so it's definitely that hot. Anyone know why? Also, what does RMA mean?

My Crysis benchmark was pretty low too for the card. Only 28FPS on High 1280x1024. On tomshardware is gets 40+

Is there just something wrong with my card?
post #16 of 30
Have you used Rivatuner and upped your fanspeed and made sure it is running.


Sounds like it's RMA time possibly.

So take the side of your case and touch the backside over the core closest to the DVI and you should be able to touch it at idle with just a bit of heat , not being that hot to the touch. If you can touch it something is reading the temps wrong is what it sounds like it could be.

I've been hearing some bad things about the ASUS 3870X2 cards here lately, making me glad I went Sapphire.
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post #17 of 30
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I touched it, it's boiling hot, hotter than my last card, way hotter. What's RMA mean?
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Oh dear it appears it's only reading 512mb instead of 1gb. Is my card busted?
post #19 of 30
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For the love of god, why didn't I check before.

The fan doesn't work

That's right, and it's time to RMA this sucka.
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How many times was it asked if your fan was working


Always check the simple things when it comes to cooling.
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