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  1. binladenpl New Member

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    Hi, My x1600pro 512 has been crashing in game COD4 , I used to play with out overclocking and it was fine , everybody wants some extra fps so i set the clocks 20mhz below the maximum , no artifacts. So it was fine like that for about 2 days then i choose to dust it this morning with a duster just on the top and the sides as i didint feel like taking it out. Now it crashes after 20 min of game play on defoult clocks and about an hour on my overclocked clocks.

    I'am overclocking with ati tool 0.26

    Overclocked clocks
    Core - 600.75
    Mem - 445.50

    Temperature

    Idle - 55-60
    Load - 75-82


    Idk why ,but on overclocked and on defoult clocks the temperature is the same.

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  2. bassmasta Guest

    I think the dust went somewhere your computer doesn't like. clean it out as best you can.
     
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    there's this little thermal pad thingy its really sticky and picks up all the dust is that the problem?
     
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    bump :(
     
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    you probably need to blow it out with a can of air or something

    see my dust cleaning guide in my sig
     
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    :wtf: where in your pc is this sticky thing, exactly?
     
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    its on the graphic card.

    here i found a link to it on newegg

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ShowI...Radeon X1600PRO X1600PRO 512MB AGP Video Card

    Go to that website and switch to the last picture. (bottom of the card)

    its that yellow square thing with a black ractangle inside, mine is different color but the location and size is the same


    Note: My card is not POWERCOLOR its x1600pro Saphire 512 the only difference i spot between those 2 is that mine has a bigger (almost takes half of the card ) heatsink
     
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    What the hell is that thing?:wtf:
     
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    You can try cleaning it off with some 90+% alcohol (the sticky thing)
    If you can, get some AS5 and re-seat that cooler. Temps will be much lower.
     
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    i dont know if its the temps it seemed to run without crashes at 82 C before now it crashes at 72 C
     
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    I know it's not crashing because of temps, but most here know lower temps = higher overclock.
     
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    yeah i can apply some as5 but i rather eliminate this problem first.

    Any one know what that square pad is???
     
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    Are you talking about a thermal pad that found sandwiched between the HS and the video card component?
    Or are you talking about this pci (third pic)
     
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    yes i think its that not sure if its sandwitched but yes

    what is it??

    im talking about the third pic the square yellow thing iwth a black ractange inside

    the HS is on the other side . so how is it sandwitched between the videocard componets and the HS?
     
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    He's talking about the third pic that has the yellow square.
    I think its the heatsink on the card since its right under the core. How long have you had it? It might be that the heat sink disintegrated?
     
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    i've had this card for a year now.

    it never crashes idle or listenig to music , browsing net

    fcking junk

    HELP!!
     
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    by any chance, what OS are you using?
    I had to do a volt mod to my card after having it a few months.. Kept on crashing when I started Vista aero, and it crashed a few times while playing fear.
    Also go to http://www.yougamers.com/games/10214/ and have them check your system specs... then if you can paste it here...
     
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    ok, thanks... whats your power supply volts? what I mean is this
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ShowI...ription=Thermaltake W0116RU 750W Power Supply

    the +12 2 is what im wanting to know... when I had my problems with my card it wasn't that the temps where to high it was because the fan was going to fast and was over doing itself. So I had a friend that knew what he was doing and did a volt mod.

    Instead of the power supply being on the card like this http://www.newegg.com/Product/ShowI...Radeon X1600PRO X1600PRO 512MB AGP Video Card
    I have it going right to my mobo, and the card isn't over working itself
    I just have to wait for vista or amd to have something to fix my drivers on the card to work with vista aero....
     
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    damn where i can find that kind of info , and sofware??

    so the fan is cousing the crashes?? then i can just reduce its speed and it will be allright??

    Hmm what are you saying is that i need to dissconnect the fan from the card and connect it to a different source ??
     
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    what do you mean?? try this... can you get your computer up on your desk so that you can see it when you play? If so do this

    Open your computer, and start up with CoD4... play it through till you have the crash...
    questions-
    1) how was the fan going... higher sound ( I know that cards fans go at a higher fan speed because of whats going on) Just want to know how the speed of the fan was... if its going like a small jet plane or just like normal fan you'd use on your desk...
    2) how did the card feel... really hot or just semi hot...

    The questions I ask is my fan sounded like a small jet engine starting up right before it crashed, and the card was semi hot...
     
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    i allways set the fan to 100% when playing games.

    so when i opened the side of the pc i played longer than usual so it has to be a damn temp problem!!????!?!???? < not sure

    with out ati tool and stocked settings
    in cod4

    card was getting hot
    i couldint hear the fan exacly because i have 5 more fans in my case but prytty sure the rpms were rising
    when crashed the card seemed to loose on temperature


    fast response because i allready performed something like this
     
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    Since you told me that you had it for a year or so, do you think that you can get someone to do a volt mod?
     
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    my self ?
     

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