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Just got a 9800 pro (for my little brothers pc), how to see temps?

Discussion in 'Graphics Cards' started by Vegeta, 6 Mar 2006.

  1. Vegeta

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    Hi, I just got a 2nd hand 9800 pro, unsure of model but it looks like this:


    http://images.gfx.no/8/8075/9800Pro_s_s-1.jpg

    I was just wondering how do I monitor the temps, ATI tool doesnt seem to pick the temps up - and its a bit scary running a card not knowing temps + you cant find if overclocks are safe.
     
  2. Lanz

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    You cant, only 9600Xts and 9800XTs have temp monitors I think.
     
  3. sja360

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    ^^ yep as he said.
     
  4. geeza

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    correct.
     
  5. Vegeta

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    Damnit, wont be doing any overclocking then, will put some as5 on though - otherwise i just wont feel right :D
     
  6. paradigm

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    You won't overclock it because you cant see temps :confused: Thats just bizarre.

    Whilst your AS5'ing it check if its an R360 core or not! Free 9800PRO>XT mod right there (still won't get you temp monitoring though). Gets you a few more points in 3dmark anyway :p

    Just whack ati-tool on the go and see what it gets to, mine clocked like a right good-un, and modded to XT. :)
     
  7. Vegeta

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    I dont understand whats so bizarre about it, what if it ran over 100c and heres me thinking WOW look at my nice overclock stable for an hour ATI tool what an amazing card, 2 weeks later its dead, ye really bizarre and hard to understand :D - its for my little brothers pc anyways so not too bothered.
     
  8. geeza

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    i doubt itd fry after 2 weeks, i had mine at 400mhz core and around 370mhz memory for 3 or 4 years and it didnt die on me. (stock cooler aswell)
     
  9. paradigm

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    If its that hot, it will artifact.

    Thats why its bizzare.
     
  10. Lanz

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    ^ truth - same goes with cpu's - temps are there just for referance, if a processor (be it a cpu or gpu) is too hot, it'll start mucking up.
     
  11. Vegeta

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    Whats the stock volts of a XT, might try those.
     
  12. paradigm

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    Stock volts or stock speeds?
     
  13. Vegeta

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    Opps stock speeds I mean, I must admit im impressed by these cards, they're really old but there still preety good, the GPU must be really cool as the stock cooler is pants :D, on my leadtek 6800gt the fans bigger, coolers prob 3-4X bigger and its secured in by screws aswell whereas this only has those 2 pin things, preety impressive to think how little heat it must generate, and no ram heatsinks!
    Ohh btw its only a r350 core :(
     
  14. paradigm

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    Cant remember the stock XT mem speeds (will go look it up) but the core should be 412MHz.

    EDIT: Mem is 365MHz (730MHz DDR).
     
  15. Vegeta

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    I'll give overclocking a blast once its in my little brothers system, no point overclocking in mine as its probably a cooler system.
     
  16. Vegeta

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    Hi ran ATI Tool for an hour finding max core overclock, levelled out at 414, i was looking at image also - no artifiacts so I'll run it at 410, will see what the memory can do later, shame its only a r350 core.
     
  17. sja360

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    i wouldnt say that ;)
    i got about 450mhz on the core with the 9800pro i had, while memory maxed at around 360-370mhz.#
     
  18. quadboi

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    :p :p :p

    Hehe ;)
     
  19. Vegeta

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    Well I only just managed 410/360 on ati tool, will probably run games at 425/370 I suppose but I like everything to be 100% stable.

    I dont think its worth keeping overclocked at such a low overclock tbh, only seen a few hundred points increase in 3dmark 05, on my 6800gt/nu its like over a 1,000 increase just by overclocking, more on the nu coupled with unlocking stuff.
     
    Last edited: 6 Mar 2006
  20. LoopyLee

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    I got a 9550 Radeon with R360 GPU, does tis mean I could clock this card as high as a 9800pro?

    No fan on card bit basic with that but I have read the R360 is best and my card is fitted with one

    Any tips?