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