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Old 09-02-04, 05:44 AM   #2
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Default Re: Gainward FX5900 question

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Originally Posted by spookymark
I got this video card about 3 months ago & have been tryin to figure out why the temperature on the chip (while not doing ANYTHING on the pc) is sitting at 64C. Most posts I have seen they all claim that their temperature is at 45C.
Any idea why this could be? Is that bad?
By the way, the temp goes up after I connect second monitor.

Thank you
Mark
Unless you live in the sahara desert, the tropics or death valley in the usa, the temp of 64c at idle is way too high for your card !

And even if you do live in extreme heat, it is most important that you improve the airflow around you card to reduce temps ?

If you dont live in extreme heat, then only other possability is that your card's heatsink is not working properly. Either the fan is not working, or there is bad contact between heatsink surface and GPU chip ?
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