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post #1 of 11
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Hi all,

I've bought an ASUS 8800GT a few weeks ago, and it's got another cooler than the 'original' 8800GT (called Glaciator or something...):


And 3Dmark can't monitor any speeds and nTune can't monitor temperatures, give me the option to change the fan speed or give me overclocking possibilities... Same with rivatuner. So I can't change the fan speed or see the temperatures of my card -ANYWHERE-...

So, I was thinking that you guys maybe could have some suggestions for what I should do now?

PS. http://massdz.ytmnd.com/ lol
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post #2 of 11
well, I'd overclock it just like any normal 8800gt.

The fan should ramp up as the temps go up, so even if you can't tweak fan speeds, it should still be fine.

Regardless, the 8800gt can handle a TON of heat, and that cooler looks better than stock anyways.
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Ok, but I'm still scared of frying my chips hehe, anyway, what speed would you recommend for 'auto' fan speed, and how much do temps increase on it when I OC to say, 675/1950?
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Hi all,

I've bought an ASUS 8800GT a few weeks ago, and it's got another cooler than the 'original' 8800GT (called Glaciator or something...):


And 3Dmark can't monitor any speeds and nTune can't monitor temperatures, give me the option to change the fan speed or give me overclocking possibilities... Same with rivatuner. So I can't change the fan speed or see the temperatures of my card -ANYWHERE-...

So, I was thinking that you guys maybe could have some suggestions for what I should do now?

PS. http://massdz.ytmnd.com/ lol
I heard it had issues monitoring temps, see if this helps:

http://www.hardforum.com/showthread.php?t=1252394
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Ok thanks ,
I also tried updating the card's bios, but like said there, it doesnt see the card... >.>
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post #6 of 11
Good luck
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Seems like it's having only one speed for the fan...

(I could be wrong...)
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post #9 of 11
i have one of these with the galiator fan and yes the fan does pick up but only when the temp hit 60C and i personally havent had that yet, you need to use asus's own software call smartdoc which will allow you to monitor temps, http://dlsvr01.asus.com/pub/ASUS/vga...artDoc5081.zip

i ahev also had the same prob with the bios, there utility doesn't work cause the utility wont see the card, i would try loading nvflash and the bios file to floppy and try in dos, but i dont have a floopy drive so cant find out, hope this helps
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post #10 of 11
60 is nothing, I've hit 120 celcius with my 2900xt when I forgot to put a fan on my hr-03, and it was fine.

An 8800gt with the stock cooler and stock fan settings will hit 80, so it's gotta be safe up to that point.

Overclocking doesn't really raise the temps too much, raising the voltage on the other hand, really raises the temps.

Before your card is damaged you'll see artifacts in game.
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