Originally Posted by lostboyuk
my pny 5900xt modded to Leadtek bios runs at idle of 36 then just out of an intense gaming session it rises to about 48......abient temp would be about 29 usually.
I would suppose your XT has passive ram cooling (i.e. no fan on ramsink)? 5900 Non-ultras or Ultras heatsink/fan will cover the memory too, so the load temps are going to read much higher because of the spreading of heat. On XT you won't get a readout of ram temps, and in some cases touching the ramsinks may even lead to a burnt finger. ouch!