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High temperatures and better/extra fan

Discussion in 'Graphics Cards' started by Vullcan, Jan 21, 2005.

  1. Vullcan New Member

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    Well i set the clock speeds to default and with the fan at 100% and the case side panel off (tested this it does decrease temp by a few) max temp i got after about an hour of Counter-strike Source was 53C. Considering it becomes unstable at around 60C it seems i cant even overclock my graphics card :(

    I'm considering the better fan i can buy for it. Is it hard to fit?
    Also a pci slot fan that faces upwards towards graphics card; would that help?
    Finally if i stuck a high powered room fan next to the opened side blowing inside would that help lol?

    Edit: my gfx card is an x800 xt pe.
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    I made the mistake of thinking a PCI fan would help, when actually it does quite the opposite, unless you have one that blows air towards the card rather than such air away from it. Because the fan on the graphics card blows air towards the heatsink, it increases dissipation (sp?) of heat, to if you suck the air away from it, then the heat dissipation actually goes down.

    what cooling system do you have at the moment?
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    Technically the card is within temp specs .... 53c for a stock fan under load is a good temp actually. It may be a bad temp chip that isn't reading correctly. But those temps shouldn't be an issue ...
  4. Vullcan New Member

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    I think i have 2 fans blowing inside case and 2 blowing onto the hard drives (or case too if 3 drives were not covering them up and being cooled down).

    And yes the temp isok but this is without even overclocking it the slightest. And the temps are displayed right because when i overclocked by like 15+ on core and mem after an hour or so of gaming it crashes.

    Thanks for the replies.
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    do you have any sort of exaust fan in the case. I mean the Ideal setup is 1 fan on the front of the case sucking in and one fan on the back sucking out. my case only has an Exhaust on the back but is well vented in the front and my case temps rarely get above 27C
  6. Vullcan New Member

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    well i have a fan on the front and the back so it might be setup that way.

    taking the side panel off reduced cpu and gpu temps so im not sure if its keeping it cool that well....
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    well its all about good airflow if ya got cables and stuff in the way etc. its gonna cut down on proper airflow.

    Temperatures
    Motherboard 25 °C (77 °F)
    CPU 25 °C (77 °F)
    Aux 25 °C (77 °F)

    Cooling Fans
    CPU 3375 RPM
    Power Supply 2909 RPM

    these are my Idle temps and rarely do they get above 30C and as you can see I only have 2 fans runnin in there and the CPU fan is on pipe directly from outside the case but I have decent airflow in my case as I make sure all my cables etc are nicely tucked away.
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    Oh yeah and on the Temp readings as I understand it they dont put the temp sensor right on the core its under it so they automatically adjust it 20C to compensate for the placement
  9. Vullcan New Member

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    For some reason my PSU is running at 1300 RPM :/
  10. Vullcan New Member

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    Oh and its strange how al lyour temps are 25C. with MBM and maybe other programs i think they put 25C if they cant read the temp.
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    nope I can read those Temps across the board thats usin Everest, MBM or anything else for that matter reads em the same 1 thing I DO know is accurate are my Temps(I have a new MoBo comin next week so we'll see how it stacks up(the Aux is a bugger its just readin the MoBo temp twice) now if only my 9800PRO@XT had a Temp sensor as that is the hottest thing in there LOL.The Power Supply Fan line is my Exhaust Fan
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    if my psu is going at 1700w is it possible that when i cloc kthigns up its overheating then (the psu)? or something due to the fan spinning slow.
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    Sorry 1700 RPM
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    That would be a -horrible- bug that would need to be changed. Good thing it isn't. If MBM can't read a temperature, it reports either 0 or 255, depending on the situation.

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