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Is this correct? or just a faulty card

Discussion in 'Graphics Cards' started by temp291, 10 Apr 2010.

  1. temp291


    Joined: 27 Mar 2009

    Posts: 50

    I recently brought http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=GX-158-XF&groupid=701&catid=56&subcat=1673
    - Core Clock: 775MHz
    - Memory: 512MB GDDR5
    - Memory Clock: 4000MHz (Effective)
    - Processing Cores: 400

    But when i loaded up CPU-Z it says this:

    Im not the best at working out stuff with pcs, my understanding of things like this is very very basic. But the Card info don't seem to match.

    So what im asking is "is this card faulty or is the info correct /matching"

    Got the latest drivers off ATI aswell.

    Thank you for all the help in advance.
  2. stulid

    Capo Crimine

    Joined: 17 Jan 2010

    Posts: 66,847

    Location: weston-super-mare

    Try again with the card doing something like furmark in the background.
  3. Orcvader


    Joined: 11 Oct 2009

    Posts: 14,551

    Location: Greater London

    It's the card's idle mode, so it won't waste your power. Once you run something that demands GPU power it'll run at normal speeds. Use GPU-Z, it's better for stuff like this ;)
  4. temp291


    Joined: 27 Mar 2009

    Posts: 50

    ah ok thanks for that temp seems to go to 50s-60s that cant be good is there anyway to cool it down

    (But it has been on 8 hours + gaming)
    Last edited: 10 Apr 2010
  5. reiyushin


    Joined: 20 Nov 2009

    Posts: 5,340

    Location: Bangor NI

    They're fine temps :)

    The card will be fine till ~100 but long term you'd want to max out in the 80's.
  6. temp291


    Joined: 27 Mar 2009

    Posts: 50

    Thanks for all the help i really appreciate it.
  7. Sycho


    Joined: 16 Nov 2004

    Posts: 4,039

    Location: London

    Is that 50-60 during gaming? if so that's more than fine.

    Like above, it can handle upto 100c but of course you want it as cool as possible though 50-60c is generally a good temp by today's standards on air.
  8. Marine-RX179


    Joined: 6 Feb 2010

    Posts: 14,343

    Should had bought Sapphire's 5670. Reviews says it's max temp is only around 55, because of it using Arctic Cooling GPU cooler...and it's cheaper than XFX's too.
  9. joey2cool


    Joined: 7 Jan 2010

    Posts: 294

    Location: Portsmouth

    those speeds are due to it being in "2d mode" if you put it on a game, the card will automatically speed up, whereas now it is conserving power as you dont need it to be so fast to only run windows.