Hi, when I came home from work today, I found my wife playing The Sims 2, so about an hour after I came home she quits the game and left the PC on.
Now, I load Atitool to the tray when windows starts, so almost immidiately after she quit playing, I used my PC to check my mail, and saw the atitool tray icon displaying a temp of about 58°C and going down after se got out of the game, then I opened Atitool to see what were the higher temps recorded (I keep doing this to check how much the card heats with different games, and I hadn't tried it with The Sims 2), then I discovered to my horror that the max temp recorded was 153°C!
I asked my wife how long she had been playing, and if the PC had shown any weird behavior, and she told me she had been playing for about half an hour before I got home and that the game was running smoothly, and without any problems whatsoever.
I keep checking Atitool everytime I play games, and after installing a Tt III Giant cooler, temps have never gone higher than 71°C, even after hours of playing COD2, F.E.A.R., or any other graphic intensive game, so this is the first time I've seen Atitool report such a high temp.
The weird thing is that 153°C would surely have melted the GPU, but right now it's behaving normaly, and no smoke is coming out of my PC yet, so, please somebody tell me this is some kind of glitch, as I can't believe my videocard could sustain such high temps
Has anybody else seen tis behavior in atitool? I forgot to check the box that says "notify when GPU core temp exceeds threshold" (120°C) in my driver control panel after going from drivers 82.12 to 83.90, so the driver didn't report anything while my wife was playing...
Any help would be greatly appreciated.