the x700 doesnt have a temp sencor and it also doesnt show any temp readings, i find the best way to get an idea is to put your hand over the back plate of the heatsink at the back of the card and if it burns then the card is running hot and if its cool well then its good temp.<br><br>
if you want to overclock your card then the best way is to use ati tool because its the fastest and most user firendly ive used so far. the best you would prob hit is around 440 max for core and 500 max for the memory but becuase mines a pro and i put a new zalman fan in mine now i can get 460 max for the core and 550 for the memory which is good for only changing the cooler in it.<br><br>
you would find out over time like i did that overclocking shortens the life of your card and can damage it over time if you do things wrong (E.G. soft mods and voltmods).<br><br>
its good to get those extra 10-30 frames in games but if the card is overclocked really far you will experience over time the card making weird noises while you open pages and move the mouse around but this only happens pretty much when the card is running overclocked maxing out when you use it, but when you use a stable and useable overclock then you wont experence those things.<br><br>
if you want really effictive performance overclocking isnt the only thing you can try, you can try voltmods but i REALLY wouldnt do that because if you make 1 mistake then the card will most likley to get damaged. i would really looking at getting a new zalman fan for the card because it keeps it cool and has less chance of crashing from overheating with the fan.<br><br>
i would suggest that a good power supply is needed because when overclocking the card uses more power so anything over 400watt will run really good for this card.<br><br>
good luck with overclocking<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/biggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Big Grin"><br><br>
hope i have helped you<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/thumb.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Thumb">
As far as the temp, if there is no sensor you could use an infrared thermometer. These two are around $40. I'm not sure how badly you need that exact temp so I am not sure if that cost is worth it for you.<br><br><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/redirect.html?ie=UTF8&linkCode=ur2&camp=1789&creative=9325&tag=overclockdotnet-20&location=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.amazon.com%2FProfessional-Contact-Digital-Infrared-Thermometer%2Fdp%2FB000GYN95S%2Fsr%3D8-3%2Fqid%3D1162295601%2Fref%3Dpd_bbs_3%2F103-9152402-0569446%3Fie%3DUTF8%26s%3Dautomotive" target="_blank">http://www.amazon.com/Professional-C...8&s=automotive</a><br><br><a href="http://www.frozencpu.com/products/3785/thr-27/ThermoHAWK_200_Touchless_Thermometer.html" target="_blank">http://www.frozencpu.com/products/37...ermometer.html</a>
weird my x700 has a thermal sensor in ATI tool you have to tell it to monitor first or it well.. just doesnt, try that and see if it works if not just use your hand lol if your hand burn when touching it... too hot. <img src="/images/smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Big Grin" class="inlineimg" />
yer some cards do have the sencor but its usally the newer cards like the x1900 and the x1950 but a fair few of older cards like the x700 have a sencor but most of them dont maby because of trying make the card cheaper or something like that.<br />
the weird thing about my card is that i paid just $375 ( in aus dollers) for my x700 pro and that was when the x1900 was out. i wonder how much it would have been if there was a sencor in it.<img src="/images/smilies/tongue.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Stick Out Tongue" class="inlineimg" /> <img src="/images/smilies/tongue.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Stick Out Tongue" class="inlineimg" />
do you think that my x700 pro would have a temp senor.<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/confused.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Confused"><br><br>
if yes, then i have tryed ati tools and ati tray tools and have set them up so it enables the fan control but nothing comes up and it doesnt say anything about a sencor on the card.
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