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Ok, I was thinking about building a system with a 9800 GTX. But everyone on OCN is like "go with the 4850". I have been doing some digging around and i am basically horrified at the temps i am seeing for the 4850. I am seeing people hitting 70 to 90 C under load. I am praying for a dual slot version to come out soon.

Are they intentionally design to handle these types of temps, or is ATi just making a bad design choice here?

And even if it is made to handle these temps, I am concerned about the heat radiating off it damaging components in my case. Is this a realistic concern? Solder begins to become soft at 90 C. How the hell is this card suppose to last more than a few years running at those temps? I think it would de-solder itself.
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Well, I used RBE and edited the fan profile, which right now is your best bet. I run a cool 55c at load.
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Not all solder melts at 90 degrees. I believe that ATI would take that into consideration.

Some electronics can handle those high temps. They just make them with better thermal tolerant materials.
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post #4 of 9
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yeah, but that is what Microsoft claimed to do with the early revision of the Xbox 360's. Untill after about a year of running they un-soldered themselves.
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post #5 of 9
Its fine, dont worry about it, fan speed at 50% atm, and idle temps are 40C, load 60-70C, its fine
I think you'll be as dissappointed as I was with the 4850 though, came from a 8800gt, and offered about same performance. I do have dx 10.1 now, and the games I play are optimized for nvidia atm, I need to get some new games anyway.
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post #6 of 9
after you apply the patch which i am sure will be available as soon as ATI website adds HD 4000 then you don't need to worry about temps. Also like you sad you want to go with 9800GTX which the only thing i hate about the card is the size which looks like 3 times bigger then 4850.
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post #7 of 9
They are fine running at those temps.

They don't OC well at 75C though, so I modded mine.

http://www.overclock.net/ati/347665-...ml#post4100552
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post #8 of 9
4850 is a good card. The temps have multiple ways of being controlled also now.

As for performance, they bench badly, but perform in games much better.

Even though they bench badly, they still out-bench the 8800GT.
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Originally Posted by Mootsfox View Post
They are fine running at those temps.

They don't OC well at 75C though, so I modded mine.

http://www.overclock.net/ati/347665-...ml#post4100552
That is a SICK mod.
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