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Old May 20, 2004, 08:29 AM   #1
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What temp should my video card be at?

I have a Radeon 9800 XT, not overclocked, but its running at around 71 C. I just thought that seemed pretty high. Its just regular air cooled. I'm a video newb and don't know what I'm talking about though. Should I be concerned?
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Old May 20, 2004, 10:20 AM   #2
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71c is very high with XT cards i tend to try not to let them go over 70c it should be ok but in teh 70c`s its pushing it. heres one for ya the Asus 9800XT i have idles at 42c and its max load is 55c never ever goes over 60c never mind 70c :/
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Old May 20, 2004, 10:23 AM   #3
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70c is fine for a 9800XT (bearing in mind the readouts arent that accurate anyway) as long as you have decent air flow in your case, these cards are made to handle massive temperatures.
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Old May 20, 2004, 11:17 AM Threadstarter Thread Starter   #4
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hmm got the temp from the overdrive tab
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Old May 20, 2004, 11:28 AM   #5
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seriously I can understand people see 70c and think it will melt because they are used to processors, but as ive said to several people who have emailed or PMed me, 70c on a 9800XT is nothing to worry about, as long as the fan is operational and you have decent case air flow, just enjoy it.
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Old May 20, 2004, 11:44 AM   #6
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Yeah. GPUs are made to handle high temperatures like that, more so than CPUs. Plus, as Z said, those readouts aren't too acurate, then can be off by 10+ degrees.
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Old May 20, 2004, 04:06 PM   #7
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lol....i think ATi should make a CPU and sell it with their radeon IGP boards....i would buy one....cuz well..intel and AMD make some pretty pathetic processors when ti comes ti dealign with adversity (AMD's do better with heat then intel tho)
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Old May 22, 2004, 06:57 AM Threadstarter Thread Starter   #8
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thanks guys. just wanted to check. i am a little concerned about airflow though. my radeon fan blows outward, and the vent next to the video card has a fan that blows inward. so there are basically 2 fans blowing right at each other in opposite directions.i cant figure out how to get the fan off without breaking off the little snaps that hold it on the case though. otherwise id just flip it over.
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Old May 22, 2004, 07:06 AM   #9
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thanks guys. just wanted to check. i am a little concerned about airflow though. my radeon fan blows outward, and the vent next to the video card has a fan that blows inward. so there are basically 2 fans blowing right at each other in opposite directions.i cant figure out how to get the fan off without breaking off the little snaps that hold it on the case though. otherwise id just flip it over.
It is just as important to move air away from the card as it is to supply air to it. Without circulation, you're just blowing heated air around, which is bad.
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Old May 22, 2004, 07:51 AM   #10
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I´m planning on buying the Buss-cool pci card, found on this site
http://www.pcpowercooling.com/home.htm
It´s sounds like a good idea, but I wonder how it will work with my Asus Radeon 9800, which I just flashed to XT and is doing great, but despite Zardon´s assurance that the GPU can handle pretty extreme temperatures, I really want to keep it as cool as possible (its average temp when idle is 53 and it can reach 63 after a couple of hours of UT 2004).
Also, will both coolers, the Asus & the Buss-cool work well side by side?
I have a couple of empty PCI´s so the Buss cool won´t be right next to the Asus fan
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Old May 22, 2004, 11:07 AM Threadstarter Thread Starter   #11
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I´m planning on buying the Buss-cool pci card, found on this site
http://www.pcpowercooling.com/home.htm
It´s sounds like a good idea, but I wonder how it will work with my Asus Radeon 9800, which I just flashed to XT and is doing great, but despite Zardon´s assurance that the GPU can handle pretty extreme temperatures, I really want to keep it as cool as possible (its average temp when idle is 53 and it can reach 63 after a couple of hours of UT 2004).
Also, will both coolers, the Asus & the Buss-cool work well side by side?
I have a couple of empty PCI´s so the Buss cool won´t be right next to the Asus fan
see thats got me a little concerned. you have almost the same exact card as me, and yours idles at 53. right now mine is idling at 67/68. after playing farcry itll be like 72 or so. do you have anything else besides the standard heat sink on the card?
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Old May 22, 2004, 11:12 AM Threadstarter Thread Starter   #12
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It is just as important to move air away from the card as it is to supply air to it. Without circulation, you're just blowing heated air around, which is bad.
so do you think that its important that I get this one case fan next to the card blowing out in the same direction that the radeon fan is blowing? right now i have 2 fans in the back blowing out, 1 or 2 power supply fans blowing out, 2 fans in the front blowing in, and the one fan on the side blowing in (in the opposite direction the radeon is blowing).
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Old May 22, 2004, 07:14 PM   #13
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Gee, maybe your video card fan is faulty...with all of those fans in the case I would guess the airflow would be pretty good for keeping the temperature low...maybe you should check too the cooling card I´m buying.
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Old May 23, 2004, 04:59 AM Threadstarter Thread Starter   #14
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I'm actually thinking of hooking an air conditioner right up to the front vents
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Old May 23, 2004, 05:20 AM   #15
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I have a 9800 XT and it runs around 68-70c with OVERDRIVE enabled. I have an Alienware case too, so it gets awesome air flow.
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Old May 23, 2004, 05:30 AM Threadstarter Thread Starter   #16
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mines running around the same temps with overdrive disabled also which alienware case do you have, the alien head or the antec case? I have the huge antec. And is yours built by ATI or 3rd party?
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Old Jun 13, 2004, 07:21 AM   #17
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Sapphire Radeon 9800XT

I'm going to add myself to the list here, since i have the same problem as F.

Details:
Recently i bought a Sapphire Radeon 9800XT. I already know that it appears to be normal for the card to get hot. Personnally mine has a constant temp of 66°C in idle status. Now that may be normal but it crashes during COD gameplay and on top of that it also crashed during a standard aquamark3 benchmark.
It's not the previous (nvidia) drivers problem since i did a clean install (format c:\).
I'm not sure if it's a heat problem, my case (mentionned further on) has four fans, three intake (i think) one exhaust.

Following tech. details of my machine:

.CPU intel pentium 4 - 2.6GHz
.MSI mobo 875P NEO series
.Video Card (Model: RADEON 9800 XT; Driver: ati2mtag.sys)
.Sound Card (Manufacturer: Creative Technology Ltd.) Model: Creative AudioPCI
.RAM 512mb
.Zalman psu 400W
.Case=ThermalTake Lanfire (http://www.thermaltake.com/xaserCase...re/vm2000a.htm)

Core centre:
Vcore=1.63v
3.3v=3.36v
+5v=5.00v
+12v=11.76v
cpu temp=35°C
sys temp=33°C
case temp (idle status)=25.3°C
CPU fan speed=+/- 2700rpm
NB fan speed=+/- 4115rpm

Any help would be appreciated.

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Old Jun 18, 2004, 07:47 AM   #18
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My ATI Radeon 9800XT is currently idling at 67C according to the Overdrive gauge. With so many of us with it around that temp... surely it must be normal! :P

I was going to make a new post but I figured why not reply here. Would overclocking my card be a wise idea? My CPU is already overclocked from a 2600+ to a 3200+. Currently my CPU temp is 44C while my case temp is 29C. Usually it'd be around 30-33C for my case and CPU of course being higher when it's in full load. I also have my fan on the side of my case at the lowest setting but it can crank like a hair dryer if needed. As I said my 9800XT is at 67C so.... OC?
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Old Jun 20, 2004, 02:14 AM   #19
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What's the easiest way to check your videocards tempature? now you all got me rather curious as to what my VC is running at...I know my processor hardly goes over 42 now...
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What's the easiest way to check your videocards tempature? now you all got me rather curious as to what my VC is running at...I know my processor hardly goes over 42 now...
Yeah i would like to know that myself...
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Old Jun 21, 2004, 05:37 AM   #21
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This is the one I use: http://store.coolerguys.com/840556000327.html

I like this one because it runs off the power supply instead of a battery. It's also the only one I've seen that has a backlight, making it easier to read.

The hottest spot I found on my video card is between the fan and the heat sink. I loosened the fan just enough so the probe would slide under it and stay put.

The idle temp is 33c. The highest I have ever seen it is 44c.
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Old Jun 21, 2004, 06:48 AM   #22
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My 9800pro is very hot too. I think I will upgrade the cooling - It almost burns my finger when I touch it.
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Old Jun 21, 2004, 05:49 PM   #23
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This is the one I use: http://store.coolerguys.com/840556000327.html

I like this one because it runs off the power supply instead of a battery. It's also the only one I've seen that has a backlight, making it easier to read.

The hottest spot I found on my video card is between the fan and the heat sink. I loosened the fan just enough so the probe would slide under it and stay put.

The idle temp is 33c. The highest I have ever seen it is 44c.
Are those ur graphic card readings? If so, I mean WOW!
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Old Jun 25, 2004, 07:22 AM   #24
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Yes those are off of my video card. I forgot to mention that it is a 9600pro.
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Old Jun 25, 2004, 05:23 PM   #25
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Oh ok
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