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I'll try the artic gel and see if it makes a difference, I should be able to apply it. It's meant to be put on the graphics card, right? I also wanna try the fan but I don't know how to install one. Do you have any videos or sites that might give me detailed instructions on how to install one if I did get the fan you suggested?
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post #12 of 21
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Oh and Lithi yeah I tried the same thing. It's weird that it'll over heat on some games but not others. I can play Company Of Heroes on pretty high graphcis and Oblivion but I can't play Morrowind or some of the older games...it seems so random about which games I can play.
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post #13 of 21
Mkae sure your PC isn't in a completely enclosed area. Also how hot is the room its in? Make sure you use compressed air to blow out dust and other particles gunking up the fan and heatsink. I have a X1900gt and it runs real cool, no issues whatsoever. If it has an external power connector do you have it connected? SInce your cleaning your card cleaning out the other fans in your PC might help also. How is the airflow in your case? Make sure your drivers are up to date. http://ati.amd.com/support/driver.html

From what I red I am not sure if you actually removed your HSF(heat sink fan). Only worry about reapplying TIM(thermal interface materiel) if you have. Use 78%+ Alchohol with cotton to remove all old TIM before applying new. Make sure night to overtighten or leave to loose (use common sense). Youtube would probably have some video to demonstrate removal and reinstall.
Edited by noneed4me2 - 6/17/08 at 1:24am
    
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post #14 of 21
if you don't mind me asking what makes you believe the card is overheating?
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post #15 of 21
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Thanks for the detailed post. I'll be sure to try the compressed air idea because I have cats and the last time I checked there was alot of hair and dust inside of the computer. It's typically pretty hot in my room, around 90-100. But it even happens when it's winter. And I know my computer is over heating because my card gives a loud beeping sound and I get a message saying it's over heating and if I ignore it my computer will shut off.
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post #16 of 21
Necroing this thread....

What makes me think my card is overheating is the fact that it'll lock up, beep and then restart

Also, my system is underclocked, you heard me, I'm talking about underclocking on the OCN forums. Its the only way I can play a game without the damn thing overheating! Its hell! I haven't taken the heat sink off yet so the integrity of the current compound the factory put in there should still be good. This card has been giving me issues since I got it but I never had the time to get it replaced, its now over a year old.

I shouldn't have to get an aftermarket cooler and reapply thermal compound just for the thing to run stock! Its stock GPU clock is 513MHz, I'm running at 398MHz! Mem is supposed to be at 657, I'm at 396! Thats nearly half the speed! And it runs at 70 degrees with that downclocking. Its ridiculous. Did I forget to mention I also have a giant house fan blowing on the card at max speed? Yeah.

Update: For some reason I was able to put my clock settings back to default (513, 657) and run Oblivion 1600x1200, HDR, all settings maxed except AA because I didn't patch it to allow both. My card runs hot (78-80C) but it isn't crashing anymore. Weird. I DID update the drivers to the most recent version which may be why. I also set all the settings in the catalyst control center to maximum and still, no crashing. Perhaps it was bad drivers.
Edited by Lithiumion - 6/19/08 at 10:49pm
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post #17 of 21
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Necroing this thread....

What makes me think my card is overheating is the fact that it'll lock up, beep and then restart

Also, my system is underclocked, you heard me, I'm talking about underclocking on the OCN forums. Its the only way I can play a game without the damn thing overheating! Its hell! I haven't taken the heat sink off yet so the integrity of the current compound the factory put in there should still be good. This card has been giving me issues since I got it but I never had the time to get it replaced, its now over a year old.

I shouldn't have to get an aftermarket cooler and reapply thermal compound just for the thing to run stock! Its stock GPU clock is 513MHz, I'm running at 398MHz! Mem is supposed to be at 657, I'm at 396! Thats nearly half the speed! And it runs at 70 degrees with that downclocking. Its ridiculous. Did I forget to mention I also have a giant house fan blowing on the card at max speed? Yeah.
unfortunately sometimes manufacturers over apply TIM and just removing the HSF and applying the proper amount (I use arctic silver or ceramique) can decrease temps by 5 to 10 degrees. The stock HSF on the x1900gt is easy to remove; just make sure when you re-install it not to over torque the screws. Use a very tiny amount ("half a grain of rice" size should do, maybe less). Use something to spread it out evenly making sure to keep it on the die itself as some TIM is conductive (the die is the black square directly under the HSF with the numbers and die code). I dont have a picture but a search for gpu/video card reviews should show a picture and I am sure there are some guides around here detailing this procedure.

If the ram modules on the PCB have little colored squares these are thermal pads. Do not replace them with TIM as often the die sits higher than the ram and the thickness of the pads compensates for this. Just make sure you put them back on the same way as when removed. They will work fine as they are as your ram typically doesn't need as extreme cooling and sometimes aren't cooled at all. You don't need to get knew ones unless you are doing this frequently like voltage modders.

Obviously if your not comfortable doing this don't attempt this. Your othjer option is an RMA to the manufacturer if its still under it's warranty. My Sapphire x1900gt still is. Let me know what you decide to do and I will provide what assistance I can.

Also nothing wrong with downclocking. I do it all the time on systems that don't run hard apps to save on power and extend the life of my components. Most of the 939 Opterons I have ran hot. Remember that any type of disassembly voids your warranty but if your warranty is expired it wouldn't hurt to try to resolve your overheating issue.

One more thing. In ATItool http://www.techpowerup.com/atitool/ you can adjust fan speeds. On some of my gpu's I leave it at 100% all the time, especially on the stock coolers. The noise doesn't bother me but you may feel different.
    
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post #18 of 21
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Wow once again thank you for the detailed post and support. I just bought a can of compressed air and i'm gonna try and clean out my computer to see if that makes a difference. I also downloaded the latest drivers and I don't believe it changed much on the overheating problem so I guess that won't solve my problem. Is 70 degress hot when you're playing a game? Because just sitting here on idle my temperatures around 80. But i'll get back to you once i've tested my computer after I cleaned it. And if it doesn't help at all i'll try some of the methods you stated before. I'm curious to know though, would it help my computer at all if I left the side panels open, I was thinking it might help keep it a bit more cool and I could also possibly use another fan to cool it that way. But I was thinking there might be so possible dangers to this. Also, looking back at my posts I realized I didn't add this in. Awhile ago, about a year ago actually I got a really nice new screen. And I started having over heating problems after that, never before. Like before I could play games on max graphics fine but now I can't even play those games any more on the worst settings. Not sure if that'll make a different but there it is. Last I think my warranty has expired because i've had this card for awhile. but I'll go check a little later.
Edited by Dalron - 6/22/08 at 2:55am
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post #19 of 21
I live in a really hot area and I tried removing side panels and it made no difference so I suspect my cases have good airflow. If your in an oem case yours might be air starved, this might help. I have 4 kids with 2 toddlers so no sides is a recipe for disaster for me. Also your going through the right steps. I know doing it for your first time can be nerve racking but for me it was like working on cars or electrical. Follow the rules and don't cut corners and you should be ok. Your object is to eliminate all the things causing the temp issue and your following the right steps and asking the right questions.
    
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post #20 of 21
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Well I kept one of the side panels off and I noticed it's running about ten degrees cooler when it's idling. It's currently at 73 when it would normally be in the 80s. I tried playing any of the games that caused my computer to overheat, but it's running the games I know I can play better then it was. I also cleaned out the inside with the compressed air, not sure if that's helping to the temperature at all either. Also, you didn't mention anything about the screen changing, do you think it might of done something or just a possible coincidence? Or just no idea lol. I switched back to my older screen and my computer runs a little cooler then the big screen. Like I'm able to just barely play games I wasn't able to play on the other screen. Anyways, sorry for the delay on the post.
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