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DirtySanchez
10-23-03, 08:05 PM
I've had my BFG 5900 Ultra for over 3 months, absolutely no problem with it. Just curious about the temps. I have no idea what 'normal' is. And I don't have any friends who have a similar card to compare with.

At idle the cards hovers around 46~47C, and after about 10 minutes of intensive gameplay the temps rise to the neighborhood of 57~58C.

Just for fun I pushed the core up 25Mhz to 475 in 3D mode, and the memory up 50Mhz to 900; and suprisingly I didn't notice any increase in temps.

I know 58C is nothing to get worried about; hell my old Athlon XP 2000+ ran at a constant 60C with no problem. I'm just want to know what the norm is.

Spliffstarr
10-23-03, 08:13 PM
just for comparison my r9800pro256mb idle temp is 46c and full load temp is 55.6c. this is with a zalman along with the optional fan...i mesure my temps with a probe from my hardcano9 which came with my xaser3..

OWA
10-23-03, 10:23 PM
The highest I've pushed mine is 510/970 and after about 30-40 minutes of playing it was in the upper 50s. I don't think it really changed all that much either (heh, but I normally keep it at 500/960 anyway though). Mine is about the same as yours Idle 45-47.

They can go much higher. The upper limit you see in the control panel is supposed to be valid (not pulled out of the air) so we have quite a ways to go. They're supposed to be very tolerable of heat.

jAkUp
10-23-03, 10:26 PM
your temps are normal for a 5900 ultra, we have the same card at work.. thats about exactly what it usually reads.

DirtySanchez
10-23-03, 10:34 PM
:eek:

Wow, thats an amazing overclock. I'm too much of a wussie to push mine that far. I guess I shouldn't be such a worrie wart, I have a Thermaltake Xaser 3 with lotso fans. :D

pars_andy
10-24-03, 02:43 AM
i get 80 degrees after a gaming session! Everything seems fine though:eek:

-=DVS=-
10-24-03, 03:06 AM
Originally posted by pars_andy
i get 80 degrees after a gaming session! Everything seems fine though:eek:

80 degrees celcius(centigrade) or fahrenheit :p

ricercar
10-24-03, 05:56 AM
The Detonator/Forceware temperature is displayed only in °Centigrade.

My 5800/5800 Ultra/5900 Ultras also get 80°C during intense gaming.

SH64
10-24-03, 08:53 AM
50 is normal i guess .
i get 80+ in worst cases with heavy session of gaming with a 8xAA 8XAF cranked up but everything is running fine though :D

OWA
10-24-03, 02:38 PM
Wow, thats an amazing overclock. I'm too much of a wussie to push mine that far. I guess I shouldn't be such a worrie wart, I have a Thermaltake Xaser 3 with lotso fans.
What does the autodetect suggest? For me, it usually suggested 505/960+ with pre-5x.xx drivers. I had never tried to go higher than that until recently. The new 52.16s (non-WHQL ones) suggested like 540/1 Ghz!! So, what the heck, I gave that a shot but the test failed until I dropped it down to 515/975 (then I just went a little under that). I didn't try dropping one at a time and I probably should have since maybe it just one or the other that was failing the test. BTW, the 52.13s and 52.14s suggested 498/548. While I won't recommend that you try to go higher, I will note that my system is set to be quiet more than cool (so all the fans -- just three including the power-supply fan -- are running low-rpms, cpu fan is set to low, etc.) but I never really let my home go above 72 degrees. I'll let you draw your own conclusions as to whether you might be able to go higher or not though.

army of one
10-24-03, 03:36 PM
60 DEGREES? my old 1800+ used to be 40 with stock cooler!
now i got a 2400+ and it runs 76 degrees??!!? thats with and slk-800 all copper heatsink and a 70mm fan... think theres a problem..or will it run fine?

DirtySanchez
10-24-03, 04:04 PM
76C seems a tad high... but then again, I don't know. I think the danger zone is 90C. I fried a XP 2400+ once when I forgot to attatch the heatsink fan power supply, the temps rose to above boiling in less than 3 minutes. *sniff* *sniff* what's that smell? OH FSCK!! The thing technically ran after being fried, just not very long, would panic loading the linux kernel on the system it was in at the time. Now I make sure when I swap out CPUs I re-attatch the cpu fan ps, and get the biggest noisiest one I can find! :D

synk
10-24-03, 06:20 PM
I have a 5900 overclocked to 500/925, and the temps normally reach 80-85C.

-=DVS=-
10-24-03, 06:25 PM
Originally posted by army of one
60 DEGREES? my old 1800+ used to be 40 with stock cooler!
now i got a 2400+ and it runs 76 degrees??!!? thats with and slk-800 all copper heatsink and a 70mm fan... think theres a problem..or will it run fine?

that horrible temps , check your heatsink make sure its not to tight and there is thermal grease !!! :eek:

if you put your heatsink to tight pressure will cose overheat !
I have 2400+ and never had higher temperature then 38C :eek: and that on hot day useing Vulcano 7 something cooler... or maybe its tornado anyways its simmilar to Swiftech big heatsink and fan :drooling