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HI guys My XFX 6800 GTs idling at 66C and load is 83C.I have cleaned it. No result. Plz help. I wanna OC it.
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That is not necessarily a problem. My 6800GT did the exact same thing actually. I did have problems with it artifacting when I overclocked it at all, I even had to downclock from 370/1000 to 350/1000. I took the heatsink off, removed the stock paste and used arctic silver 5 to no avail, it didnt help. The way to fix this issue is to remove the stock cooler and add an aftermarket heatsink like the zalman vf-900. You can also point a good fan like a 120mm at it, which should help with the heat.
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post #3 of 17
I have the same problem. I don't know exactly what the stock idle and load temps should be, but atm it idles at 55-58° and load 77-82°C at stock speeds(350/1000).
3DMark05 hangs at the last demo and DoD:S crashes after about a half an hour of play.
I've taken the stock cooler apart applied arctic paste. But didn't really work. Maybe I applied to much paste. Eventhough it was a pretty thin layer.

So i ordered an accelero x1. Hopefully that will fix the problem.
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post #4 of 17
When I first installed my 6800GS and ran RivaTuner I noticed the fan was set to spin at 55% for all three modes (2D, Low 3D and Performance 3D).

My card didn't overheat though. It idled at 44C and temps never exceeded 56C during intensive game play.

Still, I readjusted those numbers in RivaTuner to 55% for 2D, 70% for Low 3D and 90% for Performance 3D. This helped bring down the temps by a couple of degrees.
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Thanks!

I've been in that tab but didnt really bother too look :S Thanks again temp is going down now
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post #6 of 17
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hi guys. Im looking for an NV silencer 5 but hard to find in India. Hope to find it though. I ound a couple of coolers though. How bout these:
Antec Cyclone Blower
Antec V Cool
Im frustrated with these limited options and sky-high prices here.
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Does the card come with thermal paste applied inside in the first place? I looked around on net and only two thermal compounds are available:
Antec Silver Thermal Compound
Antec Thermal Grease
and only two coolers:
Antec Cyclone Blower
Antec V Cool

I know its unbelievable. But its all i could find in Indian websites and no other sites ship here as far as i know. So whichever u guys reccomend ill just rip apart the card and throw it in.
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post #8 of 17
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Originally Posted by itari
Does the card come with thermal paste applied inside in the first place? I looked around on net and only two thermal compounds are available:
Antec Silver Thermal Compound
Antec Thermal Grease
and only two coolers:
Antec Cyclone Blower
Antec V Cool

I know its unbelievable. But its all i could find in Indian websites and no other sites ship here as far as i know. So whichever u guys reccomend ill just rip apart the card and throw it in.
Yes the G-card will come with pre-applied thermal compound..Generally its very poor thermal compound in comparison with Arctic silver 5.
post #9 of 17
A couple of things you might try, itari:

1: As was said before, replace the stock thermal compound with Arctic Silver 5, or (my preference) Ceramique. Both are far better than the stock grease, and it's a very cheap mod.

2: While you have your cooler off, look at the finish quality of the contact points (the places where the cooler actually touches your GPU and Memory). If it's rough to the touch, appears to be uneven in any way, or you see inconsistant contact marks, you may want to lap your heatsink. It's a fairly easy process, and cheap as well. It can, however, be somewhat time consuming. If done right, it can be worth anywhere from 2 to 7 degrees or more off your temps.

3: Maximize airflow to and around your video card. Make sure the wiring in your case isn't impeding airflow. IDE ribbon cables can be horrible for this. Adding a couple of quiet 80, 92, or 120 mm fans pointing at your graphics card can make a lot of difference, without making the noise unbearable.

4: You stated you've already done this, but it can't be overstated. CLEAN, CLEAN, CLEAN! Dust, dirt, pet hair, and any other grime that gets on a heat sink acts as an insulator, and impedes heat removal greatly. A little quality time spent inside your case with a vacuum cleaner is ALWAYS a good thing.
    
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post #10 of 17
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As for step 1 looking around. Might be possible to get some AS5. However if i dont could u plz select one from the above two.
step 2: Didnt quite understand. Could u plz explain more?
3:Yes, Im putting an extra intake fan in the case.
4: Cleaned it again today. No change in temps.
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