80 is running abit hot for full load in games. 75 is okay but 80 is a tad hot. You might want to get some good case fans if you dont already or either buy a good aftermarket gpu cooler. (video card cooler) Stock usually sucks on all video cards so your not alone.
You should try and get it to run in the lower 70's and upper 60's atleast for full in game load.
True that, thanks. I have a window fan that is pointed directly towards my gcard. The air flow is being blown at the GCard, though. Would switching the air flow around so that it sucks air from the case to the atmosphere help it? I've also had an idea of the thermal paste being worn out or not decently applied and thought of putting a new solution on. Any recommendations for good GPU coolers that will fit a ATi X800 XL AGP would be appreciated...
PS - ATi Tool might off blown my card off track when I was doing a artifact scan. The card reached to 90 celcius so I immedietly shut down and took my card out and put it by the air conditioning... The good news, though, was that I had no artifacts..
Some pictures of the interior (messy cables, too much of them - hard to manage!)
Edited by FalloutYear, 23 January 2006 - 11:11 PM.