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    Re: 8800GTX Overheating - how to cool?

    nah dxdiags not that much help, just update drivers and directX and see how u get on

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    Re: 8800GTX Overheating - how to cool?

    I have to say that "I got the card from E-Bay" rings alarms for me....is the card second-hand? If it is, then do you know for sure if the card was overclocked or not? Its quite possible that it was, and that has affected the card. Certainly the temps you are reporting are not really bad...

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    Re: 8800GTX Overheating - how to cool?

    Yeah, the guy i got it from said that he hadn't done anything to it, and everythign was on the default clocks and the reason he was selling was to 'upgrade' to a Mac. IMO It isnt the card, it works fine for tf2, css, comapny of heroes and all the dx9 games without artifacting or anything. It doesnt artifact in crysis, the system just hangs as with all dx10 games. I've updated my drivers to 175.19 and just tried crysis, still crashes.

    Where can i update directX from? It's worth a try ^^. Its not temps, it crahsed on the loading screen once at 52 degress.

    And i know it was stupid to buy it from ebay, but I've learnt from my mistakes don't worry

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    Re: 8800GTX Overheating - how to cool?

    So you have 4 sticks of RAM installed?

    Some interesting reading by Corsair...its a PDF document btw

    http://forums.hexus.net/pc-memory/14...ere-first.html

    link to the application note is there.

    Definitely try just 2 sticks of RAM and see what happens. What OS are you using?

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    Re: 8800GTX Overheating - how to cool?

    Vista 64bit. I'll have a read.

    For some reason, i can't or dont know how to alter the voltages etc on my RAM, i looked when i checked them once i installed.

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    Re: 8800GTX Overheating - how to cool?

    I blame Vista then for all your woes. lol. It isn't something as simple as maybe you are using, say 32bit video drivers for 64 bit OS?

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    Re: 8800GTX Overheating - how to cool?

    Not that i know of, when the driver states 64 or 32, i do go for the 64bit.
    I'll try the RAM thing later.

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    Re: 8800GTX Overheating - how to cool?



    Sorry wasn't meaning to undermine your intellect there, but for me, it's always the simple things that catch me out.

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    Re: 8800GTX Overheating - how to cool?

    Quote Originally Posted by AdamAnubis View Post
    I need a cheap and easy way to just take some of the heat of my GTX. It hardlocks when im in crysis or other high end games. I don't want to spend £30 on a new heatsink for the card, as this is fiddly and i cba cos i'll probs screw it up. I just want some ideas to take off some of the heat so i can play crysis without hardlocks.

    I was thinking about one of these:
    System Exhaust Blower
    Or getting a 80MM fan and sticking on the back of the GTX on the ouside of the case to 'suck' air out from the heatsink's 2nd slot. Or get my spare 120mm fan and whack under neath the card blowing air onto it. My case cables need tidying up, but i doubt that will make much of an impact.


    Will any of these ideas be particulary effective?
    probably abit late now, but i have a similar product on my old rig which i bought for it when it was overheating and it did help in exhausting heat, so i thought i'd put it on my new rig to see if it makes any difference, but it right underneath the gfx card, and it did nowt all, just made my rig louder and was drawing in dust, so i just put it back in my old rig, wont make much a difference.

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    Re: 8800GTX Overheating - how to cool?

    Quote Originally Posted by sleepyhead View Post


    Sorry wasn't meaning to undermine your intellect there, but for me, it's always the simple things that catch me out.
    Haha, no problem, however it was extremely hard to not post a overly sarcastic comment like 'No, I'm trying to install XP drivers on Vista'

    And yeah, well it's not heat, i've seen GTX's running at 100Deg before they complain, so i don't think that is the problem anymore.

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    Re: 8800GTX Overheating - how to cool?

    Quote Originally Posted by AdamAnubis View Post
    Yeah, the guy i got it from said that he hadn't done anything to it, and everythign was on the default clocks and the reason he was selling was to 'upgrade' to a Mac. IMO It isnt the card, it works fine for tf2, css, comapny of heroes and all the dx9 games without artifacting or anything. It doesnt artifact in crysis, the system just hangs as with all dx10 games. I've updated my drivers to 175.19 and just tried crysis, still crashes.

    Where can i update directX from? It's worth a try ^^. Its not temps, it crahsed on the loading screen once at 52 degress.

    And i know it was stupid to buy it from ebay, but I've learnt from my mistakes don't worry
    I wasn't thinking so much of the issue being heat. If the previous owner OC'd the crap out of it, the RAM or GPU could be damaged, giving you the results you see. I've seen something similar with a 6800GT. 2d was fine, 3d was fine for a bit, then would crash. The problem got steadily worse...

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    Re: 8800GTX Overheating - how to cool?

    Hmm yeah. Could it be my RAM is overheating? I've not tried taking the RAM out yet, as i cba and don't want to break it cos its working atm And i can't remember which is the original RAM and the RAM that i added

    Edit: Just tried it again but this time managed to get some everest (all-beit trial) logs just before it crashed. Just trying to upload it now.

    Here


    PS. Also, the sound was crackly and laggy ingame. It was insync with firing and everything, but just crackly. I've updated sound drivers n everything, and is the same if i use onboard or sound card.
    Last edited by AdamAnubis; 17-07-2008 at 08:36 PM.

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    Re: 8800GTX Overheating - how to cool?

    I'm not sure how much Everest can be trusted on voltages, but your 5V line is 8% over from that log. IIRC that PSU is suspiciously cheap. And it's funny how often odd problems turn out to be the PSU...

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    Re: 8800GTX Overheating - how to cool?

    Hmmm, Ok. I'll probs get a new one when i can afford it. Either a 650W or a 750W Corsair. What are the basic needs for a HD4870?

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    Re: 8800GTX Overheating - how to cool?

    A single HD4870 will run perfectly OK on the 520W Corsair, you'd need the 650W for Xfire. But it would be best to try another PSU first, just to check that this is the issue.

    Anyway you can test the RAM with Memtest86, which is always a good idea.

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    Re: 8800GTX Overheating - how to cool?

    Ran memtest once, no probs but it took an hour and i wanted the computer so only let it do 1 pass. I would try the card in a mates machine, but none of their computers are powerful enough lol.

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