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i just bought a x800 platinum, and well my old 3d card (xt 9800 pro) i had my comp OCed 3.62ghz to 3.89ghz and well i put the new card in a my games crash and crash every 5 minutes. i turned off my processor overclock and it didnt crash... the 3d card isnt overclocked. i dont get it how can the 3d card affect my processor overclock? i am running slower than i did with my older card now...
 

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i just bought a x800 platinum, and well my old 3d card (xt 9800 pro) i had my comp OCed 3.62ghz to 3.89ghz and well i put the new card in a my games crash and crash every 5 minutes. i turned off my processor overclock and it didnt crash... the 3d card isnt overclocked. i dont get it how can the 3d card affect my processor overclock? i am running slower than i did with my older card now...

How are your temps running with the new card?
 

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How are your temps running with the new card?

its 38 F on idle... so, thats fine
 

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its 38 F on idle... so, thats fine


processor temp is 55 C on idle... that high?
 

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Whats the make of your PSU?
 

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processor temp is 55 C on idle... that high?

sorry for posting again but... i read this

Once you start overclocking, there will be three general limiting factors: vcore, RAM and heat. For Northwood chips keep your load temps under 55C and vcore no greater than 1.7v (whichever comes first, let that be your limiting factor). For Prescott chips, 65C load temps and 1.525v should be your upper limits.

RAM.... my gigabyte board wont let me adjust the ram for some reason theres no way to enable to change it and its grayed out, mines a prescott
 

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processor temp is 55 C on idle... that high?

55c is a bit high if it's a prescott and way too high if it's a northwood. What you got?

Your going to need better cooling whichever.
 

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Whats the make of your PSU?

Thats what i was thinking...That new card is kicking the crap outta the PSU
 

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sorry for posting again but... i read this

Once you start overclocking, there will be three general limiting factors: vcore, RAM and heat. For Northwood chips keep your load temps under 55C and vcore no greater than 1.7v (whichever comes first, let that be your limiting factor). For Prescott chips, 65C load temps and 1.525v should be your upper limits.

RAM.... my gigabyte board wont let me adjust the ram for some reason theres no way to enable to change it and its grayed out, mines a prescott

You must have posted just before I did. Your temp are your first problem. They can go a little higher than 70c on load, what are you getting?

It may be time to look at a watercooling setup or better.

If you could give me the make of the PSU?
 

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Sounds like a PSU problem it says you need s 350W PSU or better but I have heard on many sites that it wouldnt run on anything less then 400W
 

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This is a full on issue of heat. When I popped my 6800 Ultra in, my temps jumped about 8~10*C under load!! You need much better cooling to get any sort of overclock. I assure you that your CPU is hitting the high limit during gaming, especially if you are idling at 55*C. I only idle at 52*C. I suggest you try what I did just to confirm that it is heat related. Pull the side cover off of the PC and put a Box fan overtop of the heatsink. Turn the fan on high and see if you can OC any better. My problems stopped when I added the box fan, so I knew it was time for a custom water cooling kit.
 

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i did a couple of things and now OCing works.... i get like 65C max on proccesor, and 74C max on 3d card...... this is when the comp is running at 100% when ATI tool is running? is this fine? the card seems a bit high but it is not erroring at all with a 1 hr run with ATI Tool...
 
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