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heat issue with XFX hd 4770

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  1. j.col70

    j.col70 New Member

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    hi guys i am having some problems with heat issues with my XFX hd 4770. HD-477A-YDFC with the proper xfx cooler and not the big heatsink version.

    idle temp is 55 to 60 degress celcius (i am guessing this is hot)
    when running furmark it reaches 80 or even 85
    also checking gpu-z i notice that the dispio and other mempry temps are about 5 degrees hotter than the gpu

    i have a standard generic case and it only has 1 80mm fan exhausting from rear.
    my antec 400w psu has a 120mm fan also exhausting
    and also the cpu fan that is ducted to side of case.

    when i overclock just a little (i am using ccc) the card just crashes and i have to reboot.

    i have noticed that there is a spare fan slot at the front of the case.
    i am thinking that i need to get an extra intake fan to get some more air moving around the case.

    is this just a heat issue? or is it something else?

    intel celeron e3300 2.5ghz overclocked to 3.0ghz (no temp issues, 35 degrees)
    2 gb ddr2 ram
    antec 400w psu
    xfx hd4770

    thanks in advance
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    trickson OH, I have such a headache

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    No that is a heat issue . you should try it with the side panel off and also crank the fan speed on the card up to like 75% or higher . My XFX is great and I don't see temp higher than 60c with 950/1250 .
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    j.col70 New Member

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    thanks for answer. i thought it was a heat issue.
    i just ordered a 120mm fan for an intake at front of case
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    how old is your PSU?

    Not saying anything for sure but underpower a GPU can cause crashing and higher than average temps. My 5850 I had before idled and loaded at lower temps than your card and I was clocked to 930Mhz.
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    trickson OH, I have such a headache

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    That is good and all . But did you take the side panel off ? How is it after taking it off ? DID you increase the fan speed of the video card ? what helped you out ?

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