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sirplayalot
10-05-05, 09:05 PM
This is a recent thing. My video card idles at 93c and goes past 120c when playing games! Its very annoying...My room is pretty hot :mad: . I have 2 intake fans and 2 rear fans, 1 intake fan on the side. I have a Geforce 6800GT OC running at the default OC speed from BFG. I havent done anything like changed drivers for this problem to occur out of no where!

http://img155.imageshack.us/img155/2373/6800gtheat7jt.jpg

Also wondering, would a Lian-Li Warrior help my airflow any to stop this overheat problem?

http://www.xoxide.com/newlianli60.html

garikfox
10-05-05, 09:22 PM
YES thats BAD !! But before U freak out yer ok, Ok !


Now do this, Unisntall all Vid drivers.

Go into BIOS put "Back :)" all yer Vid setting too AUTO, Then once back into Windows Load ONLY !

78.05 x32

78.03 x64

Hope I helped you..... :)

Rytr
10-05-05, 09:23 PM
In addition to the above, might check the heatsink to see if it's clear...free of accumulation of lint, dirt, etc. If the heatsink is dirty clean the fan blades as well.

Another cause could be the loss of contact between the heatsink and gpu. That requires removal of the heatsink and re-application of thermal paste for re-installation which voids your warranty. Might get in contact with the mfg of the card before going this route and see what they have to say about the high temps.

That case is nice but don't think it will solve you immediate problem.

sirplayalot
10-05-05, 10:38 PM
I checked the card, all is fine. I even used some dust cleaner on it...I used RivaTuner to put the fan speeds at 100%

Still same thing!! :eek:

http://img104.imageshack.us/img104/7773/6800gtheat29ty.jpg

Roadhog
10-05-05, 10:51 PM
Rma...

sirplayalot
10-05-05, 11:02 PM
Rma...


:(

I dont have any proof of purchase...like a receipt...It says on BFG's site that i need one!

garikfox
10-05-05, 11:06 PM
CLEAN INSTALL PAL !!!

With BIOS settings all AT AUTO for u anyway.......

P.S Notice AMBIENT FINE more less, YES U need a Fresh Install of yer OS....

t3hl33td4rg0n
10-05-05, 11:08 PM
Do you have a blowdryer in your case?!

garikfox
10-05-05, 11:10 PM
Its just a driver bug he got cought up in, Its no way that HOT he wouldnt be here if it was lol, AMBIENT says 76c so hes more less ok here.

sirplayalot
10-05-05, 11:10 PM
CLEAN INSTALL PAL !!!

With BIOS settings all AT AUTO for u anyway.......

P.S Notice AMBIENT FINE more less, YES U need a Fresh Install of yer OS....

I just did a clean install not longer then 4 days ago. It was the same then...I just didnt get around to posting it untill now, Fear MP demo just doesnt want to run without the nvidia temp error thing comming up.

Do you have a blowdryer in your case?!

LOL! no.

garikfox
10-05-05, 11:13 PM
I just did a clean install not longer then 4 days ago. It was the same then...I just didnt get around to posting it untill now, Fear MP demo just doesnt want to run without the nvidia temp error thing comming up.



LOL! no.

Go INTO Device Mnger., Uninstall your GPU

Restart, Load Up, 81.84 !

Walla !

All good :) I hope.

sirplayalot
10-05-05, 11:22 PM
Go INTO Device Mnger., Uninstall your GPU

Restart, Load Up, 81.84 !

Walla !

All good :) I hope.

I just tried that. Still idles at 87c-90c. Im not even going to load up Fear! Also, what is the name of that program that runs in 3d to make your card heat up?

sirplayalot
10-05-05, 11:34 PM
I just played some FEAR. Goes all the way up to 125c and keeps giving me warnings. :(

Droid6
10-05-05, 11:43 PM
You don't need your reciept to RMA a BFG card I just rma'd mine 2 months ago.

sirplayalot
10-05-05, 11:49 PM
You don't need your reciept to RMA a BFG card I just rma'd mine 2 months ago.

How do i go about doing that? What do i need?

Amuro
10-06-05, 02:36 AM
How do i go about doing that? What do i need?
You just need to call tech support or email them, and request a RMA #.

sirplayalot
10-06-05, 11:01 PM
Hey guys! Great news. :D

It seemed to have been a problem with my case air flow. I got the Lian-Li warrior case and my card idles at 52c. :D

http://img266.imageshack.us/img266/6227/6800tempidle7lg.jpg

Ill run some games and see how it does.

ViN86
10-06-05, 11:10 PM
first off, how did you have such little air flow, second off, how did you get the case so fast? hahaha

sirplayalot
10-06-05, 11:15 PM
first off, how did you have such little air flow, second off, how did you get the case so fast? hahaha

Well the case was a local pickup. Got it from someone at anandtech. I dont really know about why i had so little airflow. I guess the fans were dying on me in the old case? :(

But its all good now. Im running FEAR at 80c steady. :)

Absolution
10-06-05, 11:18 PM
yo ucould try calling them and explaining - 1-866-234-3499

sirplayalot
10-06-05, 11:21 PM
yo ucould try calling them and explaining - 1-866-234-3499

Ill give them a call tomorrow to see if i can get the dual fan model of the 6800GT. :)

Here is a screenie of the temp after a direct ALT+TAB out of FEAR.

http://img16.imageshack.us/img16/8120/6800tempfear3pt.jpg

This case is amazing! Its really loud though with that huge 120mm fan on top.

ViN86
10-06-05, 11:35 PM
nah dont bother with the dual fan design. i had that design and it cooled well, however, it cooled the same as the reference cooler. :cool:

sirplayalot
10-06-05, 11:46 PM
nah dont bother with the dual fan design. i had that design and it cooled well, however, it cooled the same as the reference cooler. :cool:

Alrighty then, guess i wont bother with it! Im going to sell the card anyway if i can get my hands on a good GTX deal and SLI mobo. :D

lduguay
10-07-05, 02:11 PM
Alrighty then, guess i wont bother with it! Im going to sell the card anyway if i can get my hands on a good GTX deal and SLI mobo. :D
Yeah, dont forget to buy a real P/S also. ;)

sirplayalot
10-07-05, 05:24 PM
Yeah, dont forget to buy a real P/S also. ;)

Real P/S? What do you mean?