Graphics card overheating
Posted 19 July 2006 - 07:51 AM
Posted 19 July 2006 - 08:08 AM
Adding more exhaust fans could help if you have the room in the case. many time a fan near the bottom in the front of the caseblowing air in will help the gpu stay cooler. the 7800 uses a lot of watts(near 75) so that is a lot of heat to get rid of. You could also try a aftermarket cooler for the gpu.
Edited by SRX660, 19 July 2006 - 08:09 AM.
Posted 19 July 2006 - 08:10 AM
The manufacturer of the card has tech support available and may have other ideas directly related to this product. Check out http://www.evga.com/...?...t&family=22
Posted 19 July 2006 - 08:20 AM
Posted 19 July 2006 - 09:21 AM
But I kind of agree with all of the earlier posters with regards to moving more air through your case. Back in the day when I was into Overclocking everything in sight, 3-4 oversize case fans + a large DC fan mounted on the side cover was the minimum.
I'm afraid if you simply by a GPU cooler you may just be moving the hot air in your case around more rapidly. I think the combination of more or bigger case fans and a GPU cooler would be the ticket.
Posted 19 July 2006 - 04:41 PM
Ive been trying to fans round different ways to try and see which is the most effective but havent really got very far. What do you think is the best way to arrange them?
Edited by Samjula, 19 July 2006 - 04:43 PM.
Posted 19 July 2006 - 05:11 PM
Ramsinks wont do much as the RAM isnt whats causing the heat problems itll be down to the two procesing units the CPU and GPU, if you improve the cooling of those and with good enough airflow in the case the problem will be sorted.
Aftermarket coolers are alot better ive got a VF-900 for my x800 dropped the temps by at least 20C over the stock. And CPU coolers are generally alot better as well in the aftermarket vareity.
Posted 20 July 2006 - 04:49 AM
Posted 20 July 2006 - 07:31 AM
Sounds like you have enough fans. What's the ambient temp of the area?
After you have the fans oriented correctly, and you have added CPU/GPU coolers, and you still have issues, take a look at the website below.
Just another of a billion more robust cooling sites.
Phase II could include:
Though it would require cutting of your case's lid, you could mount a 120mm fan on the removable side panel and then re-orient your internal fans to blow outwards.
The Hillbilly version of the above is to remove the side case, and stick a large house fan pointing towards the major CPU guts.
If these options did not work, and the ambient temp of the surrounding area is realistic, a new case might be ticket.
Posted 20 July 2006 - 07:58 AM
Thanks for all the help
Edited by Samjula, 20 July 2006 - 07:59 AM.
Posted 20 July 2006 - 11:00 AM
Have you cleaned out the case thouroghly and also you should get hold of some arcitc silver 5 and take of your CPU hsf and GPU hsf clean and refit them, you use alcohol and cotton buds to clean of old thermal compound clean the fans and the fins then apply the new compound as per the instructions and refit you can get better temps with a good thermal compound its not as good as a new HSF but its a start.
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