7800gt overheating???

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7800gt overheating???

Post by 121a » Sun Apr 01, 2007 10:21 pm

Today i was having lower frame rates in FS9, and decided to check my temps, the GPU was 60C, 8O the cpu was hotter than normal but i need to replace my liquid for the cpu cooling (gpu is cooled by stock cooler). I used Lavalys home edition to read my temps. I powerd down for a good 2 hours and still my temps were in the 56C range, without games or anything running. I'll take the card out monday to blow out any dust, but what are the other reasons for a sudden spike in temps. I have around 7-9 fans in my computer and have had no prior spikes. Any other suggestions are welcomed. the card is a BFG Tech 7800gt fan is on full and is not overclocked.
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Zotac 9800GTX OC'ed
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Post by mghslowell » Mon Apr 02, 2007 1:47 am

try removing the side panel for better air circ to let out all that hot air inside.

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Post by 121a » Mon Apr 02, 2007 1:52 am

I'll try it, but like i said it was all of the sudden.
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8gb Corsair Dual Channel DDR2 800
Zotac 9800GTX OC'ed
250gb WD sata 3gb/s
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Post by rd » Mon Apr 02, 2007 2:41 am

Does your card have a fan on it?

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Post by 121a » Mon Apr 02, 2007 3:25 am

yes to the fan, i took the heatsink off, and all of the old thermal gel and replaced it with arctic silver, but my mouse is being stupid, and my water cooling is not water cooling. :cry: :cry: :cry:
I need to replace my chilling liqiud ASAP. I do not know if the GPU has cooled down since what i did above. My computer is shutting down due to the CPU temps in the 60C range. I am starting to really hate water cooling!!! :?
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Intel Q6600 Quad Core @3.2ghz
8gb Corsair Dual Channel DDR2 800
Zotac 9800GTX OC'ed
250gb WD sata 3gb/s
650w Corsair PSU
FS9 on high-40 (locked) fps 35-40fps at high traffic airports
FSX high-low 30 (locked) fps 20fps at deserted airports

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Post by viche12345 » Mon Apr 02, 2007 11:25 pm

Yeah, it may be just accumulation of dust. Clean out all dust everywhere in the case, not just the graphics card fan.

I don't think it's the GPU overheating since Nvidia GPUs run pretty cool compared to ATI GPUs :wink:
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Post by 121a » Tue Apr 03, 2007 12:50 am

I know the CPU was causing the shut downs. I also know that the GPU was running at its core slowdown temp. I ordered new liquid coolant and cleaned out my liquid cooling system. I also took my computer outside a gave it a good air compressing. Now it is just sitting waiting for the new coolant with re-arranged wires and re-routed water lines for better performance. Will post new temps when the coolant arrives and is chilled in the fridge :lol: .
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Raidmax Smilodon Green Case
Sythe Kama Cross cooler
Intel Q6600 Quad Core @3.2ghz
8gb Corsair Dual Channel DDR2 800
Zotac 9800GTX OC'ed
250gb WD sata 3gb/s
650w Corsair PSU
FS9 on high-40 (locked) fps 35-40fps at high traffic airports
FSX high-low 30 (locked) fps 20fps at deserted airports

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Post by heeshung » Tue Apr 03, 2007 12:58 am

What are you currently clocking your card at?

I would be surprised if I had it at the same clock but had a sudden spike in temperatures unexpectedly.
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Post by 121a » Tue Apr 03, 2007 1:15 am

default i think 450core/1050mem, when i took off the heat sink for the card, there was dust blocking the fan from blowing/sucking are to/from the heatsink, which caused the sudden spike i hope.
Specs
Raidmax Smilodon Green Case
Sythe Kama Cross cooler
Intel Q6600 Quad Core @3.2ghz
8gb Corsair Dual Channel DDR2 800
Zotac 9800GTX OC'ed
250gb WD sata 3gb/s
650w Corsair PSU
FS9 on high-40 (locked) fps 35-40fps at high traffic airports
FSX high-low 30 (locked) fps 20fps at deserted airports

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Post by 121a » Wed Apr 04, 2007 10:39 pm

Got my new coolant , filled her up, and had a few problems, all fixed.
New Temps

Motherboard 27 °C (81 °F)
CPU 26 °C (79 °F)
GPU 38 °C (100 °F)
Maxtor 6L120P0 27 °C (81 °F)
ALL NICE AND COOL
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Specs
Raidmax Smilodon Green Case
Sythe Kama Cross cooler
Intel Q6600 Quad Core @3.2ghz
8gb Corsair Dual Channel DDR2 800
Zotac 9800GTX OC'ed
250gb WD sata 3gb/s
650w Corsair PSU
FS9 on high-40 (locked) fps 35-40fps at high traffic airports
FSX high-low 30 (locked) fps 20fps at deserted airports

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Post by viche12345 » Thu Apr 05, 2007 1:39 am

Time...to...OVERCLOCK!!!!!!
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Post by 121a » Thu Apr 05, 2007 12:10 pm

ya, i did that yesterday. My CPU however is already overclocked, my GPU is i think 452/1125. :lol:
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Raidmax Smilodon Green Case
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Intel Q6600 Quad Core @3.2ghz
8gb Corsair Dual Channel DDR2 800
Zotac 9800GTX OC'ed
250gb WD sata 3gb/s
650w Corsair PSU
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FSX high-low 30 (locked) fps 20fps at deserted airports

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Post by viche12345 » Thu Apr 05, 2007 2:17 pm

Nice OC'ing on the mem, but what happened to CORE?

And how far have you OC'ed your CPU?
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Post by 121a » Thu Apr 05, 2007 9:46 pm

CPU Stock is 2.0ghz oc to 2.35ghz
GPU Core stock- 425mhz oc to 480mhz
gpu mem stock 1050 oced to whatever i said above.
Specs
Raidmax Smilodon Green Case
Sythe Kama Cross cooler
Intel Q6600 Quad Core @3.2ghz
8gb Corsair Dual Channel DDR2 800
Zotac 9800GTX OC'ed
250gb WD sata 3gb/s
650w Corsair PSU
FS9 on high-40 (locked) fps 35-40fps at high traffic airports
FSX high-low 30 (locked) fps 20fps at deserted airports

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Post by viche12345 » Thu Apr 05, 2007 10:25 pm

That's some nice overclocking there. Cool
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