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I installed my waterblock and was testing temps and overclock. It was at 45C full load. I thought, good enough, I'll go play some HL2. When I got done, I checked the temps again, to make sure everything's all good, and BAM 125°C!!

I can run ATITool and it shows no artifacts. I reduced my OC from 600/1200 back down to stock 500/1000 and it's the same. The weirdest thing is, when I run ATITool to simulate a load on the GPU, the temp goes down... What's up with that?

Edit: Added "full load" screenshot.

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post #2 of 16
125 is obviously very high, sounds like it could be a software problem or you just dont have any thermal grease touching the gpu and block. touch the back of the card carefully and if it burns you it really is that hot. if it isnt too hot to touch then there is a bad reading. 125c will burn the **** out of your fingers though.
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yeah that is a bad read, there is no way it would go that high ona 660gt unless you dont have a heatsink at all and even then i dont think they would get that high
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I just exited and then re-loaded Speedfan and it shows my GPU temp as 37C idle and 41C load. It's obviously a software error. Now, what can I do about it?
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I just exited and then re-loaded Speedfan and it shows my GPU temp as 37C idle and 41C load. It's obviously a software error. Now, what can I do about it?
Sue ATI Tool.
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Sue ATI Tool.
Huh?
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Just inform the makers of ATITool and give them all the information they need to try and correct the bug.
    
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Just inform the makers of ATITool and give them all the information they need to try and correct the bug.
I don't think it has anything to do with ATITool. It can't even read the temps of my card, I didn't think nVidia cards are even supported. I was just using it to load the GPU. The nVidia Control Panel is the one that's off...
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post #9 of 16
maybe your quadro mod messed it up. maybe new drivers?
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post #10 of 16
The latest "beta" version of ati tool will show you the temps and will overclock nvidia cards.
I would look into a different set of drivers or try uninstalling/reinstalling the current ones.
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