A couple of weeks back my beautiful Radeon 9800 pro suffered some physical damage in some unfortunate accident. It apparently needed some soldering so i gave it away to be fixed. After it has returned i am a little skeptical about testing it extensively because it appears to heat up a few minutes after booting.
May be this kind of heating up is normal for a 9800 pro but it sure feels hotter than any of the other equipment i am using.
In my small trials (about 10 mins) with Counter Strike source and chronicles of the riddick it seems to work OK (hasnt given artifacts).
I want to know if there are any kind of software diagnostics or monitoring tests I can run on it to make sure that it is OK before subjecting it to prolonged use. Am I being too skeptical?
Hope you can help me out.
I have got an Athlon 64 3000+ on MSI K8TNeo (MoBo), 120 GB barracuda and 1GB DDR PC400.
I have been using this configuration for some five / six months.