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Problems with graphics card.

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I'm having some major problems with my ATI X1900XTX graphics card.
It is constantly running at 60Degrees C Which I was told is very bad and
can kill your card and cause problems with running applications. Now at
60Degrees C i'm not even playing a game ... I'm jsut on my desktop with
ATI control open viewing the temp. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
O and my new case has 3 fans in it which keeps it pretty cool but card is still
running at very high temp.

Edited by Snippy, 10 February 2007 - 05:23 PM.

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01-Snippy[ATI X1900XTX graphics card runs hot]-12th FEB-2007

Hi – Snippy – Your Rear Fans – You should feel a good Air Flow & the Air should only be slightly Warm – If it is Hot & Weak – Then it is a sign of insufficient cooling -

– Cooling Notes –

(1) Verify that the – Fan – on Graphic’s Card – is Operating Correctly – It should be drawing Air up into the Card –
(2) It is good to leave the – Expansion Slot – Just below the – Graphic’s Card – Open – to allow breathing space for the Fan –
(3) Tie up Cabling – To keep a clear area around the Graphic’s Card - & thru out the Case to keep the – Air Turbulence at a minimum –
(4) Verify Proper Case Fan Operation – Front Fan/s should be drawing – Cool Air In - Rear Fan/s should be – Exhausting the Hot Air out – Side Fans should be Drawing Air In – but the Side Fans can be a source of – Air Turbulence around your Graphic’s Card – And can actually reduce the – Effective Cooling – Might want to reduce the RPM ?? -
(5) Rear Exhaust Fans should be the Larger Fans & it is better to add another –
(6) Front Fan/s should be the smaller Fans –
(7) Air should be drawn in at – Bottom Front of Case – and be free to pass thru – And Exhausted out the Top Rear – of the Case
(8) Power Supply should contain its own Fans – but they may be clogged or running slow -
(9) Try speeding up the Rear Exhaust Fan/s – Clean if clogged with dust –

What Temp is CPU & Motherboard running at – just to compare –

If you have a – CD for your Motherboard – There probably is a – Temp/Voltage Monitor Utility – that you can install –

How about Room Ambient Temp – [Hot?? – Cool??] – Can this be easily improved –

The best advice is – Keep PC Clean – And eliminate Air Turbulence –

Another thing to do – Go to – ATI X1900XTX graphics card Website – and see what is posted about temps & performance here – might be under FAQ – or Support Page – This is a – Fast Card – So it may be normal?? –

Just my thoughts –

Edited by Jack123, 12 February 2007 - 10:04 AM.

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Well it does not seem to be running correctly cause I get very bad fps in games
and it's nothing holding it down like my other CPU now my new CPU is great but
there is definantly something wrong with my graphics card maybe it is faulty? I'll
have to call up on it. Thanks for your reply! :whistling:
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