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Old 05-28-04, 07:47 PM   #37
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Default Re: Basic FX59xxx bios changes

Originally Posted by cstring
tried the aopen bios too but the memory still is too hot.
I had bought some bfg heatsink kits and used the little ones.
I cut them to fit each single memory.
As bfg didnt put the thermal monitor, and I have no temp monitor
I just physically,carefully, touch the mem sinks and thier hot enough
to burn fingers if constant contact is made, way too hot.
I didnt change gpu core , is at 390/430 memory,even at bfg stock speed
736 will roast my flanges (fingers)
I know I'm running the ragged edge but obtain no problems, weather it be burning a full dvd , running a game , or just surfing the web.

As a test to see how high I could go, I ran at 390/430/930 way o/c'ing
(actually hopeing to burn it up) I already ordered a leadtech, lol

It ran w/o lockups or artifacts!!! but gpu core reset to 399.
Checking temps I first just tried to touch back of the pcb of video card
and it was extremely roasting, needless to say, I didnt get near the memory sinks but gpu core was cool !!!
I've reflashed back to stock, these are well built for taking extreme heat, I'll give bfg/chaintech that credit, although I wouldnt run like that too long,

I have this power supply

Anyway I'm looking at this cooling solution
but am not sure if it'll work on this card.
hi CString
i have bfg5900xt and i find out the chinatech mod bios(480/850) work the best. i have try to mod the bfg bios to 490/900, 485/880. all give me around 5000 score in 3dmark03 and some random lockup. Only the chinatech give me 5500 in 3dmark03 and stable. i have tried many othe rmod bios but the highest i can get is around 5500. SO i think it is because of my slow rig
Intel p4 1.7
Intel D850GB
samsung Rdram 512mb
bfg 5900xt oc
matrox 80g harddisk
Still hoping i can find a way to score 6000+

PS: cstring, do what jimmor said. put a case fan blowing at the video card. I did the same thing and now the video card is COOL even i play farcry or painkiller for hoursss.
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