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mates new system, all seems ok......?

Discussion in 'Graphics Cards' started by xander_uk2, 4 May 2006.

  1. xander_uk2

    Hitman

    Joined: 2 Dec 2003

    Posts: 988

    Location: Inverness Scotland

    I was over at a friends last night giving his new purchase the once over.
    Not bad, he paid £200 for an Athlon 64 3000 - Winchester, Leadtek 6800GT, 1gig RAM (Mix and match, but no generic) and a nearly new BFG motherboard.

    Case, PSU etc all ok. Now, the former owner was a bit of a modder, or rather fancied himself as one. As a result, the inside of this case looks like it's been assimilated...The 6800GT has had it's stock fan removed, and replaced with an 80mm collermaster fan. Temps at idle are 60 degrees C, which seems rather high to me? Runs everything fine, but would a re seating of the heatsink be in order with some AS5? never managed to get a look at load temps.
     
  2. gt_junkie

    Sgarrista

    Joined: 20 Mar 2006

    Posts: 8,090

    Location: The Lakes

    Might be an idea!

    Reseat it and recheck! If it's still high then go for a cheap quality cooler like an Arctic Cooling NV. Should reduce that temperature by quite an amount!

    Great price for what he's got! :cool:

    Was that a purchase of a certain auction site or what? It's impressive whatever! ;)

    gt_junkie
     
  3. xander_uk2

    Hitman

    Joined: 2 Dec 2003

    Posts: 988

    Location: Inverness Scotland

    It was bought from a guy he works with. You know the kind, always after a new project from Ebay :confused: so he was selling on his old system.

    To be honest, i'm surprised it works. Very scrappy looking, but it's just untidy cables I think. The GT was clocked to Ultra (so he says) but I told him not to clock it at all again until the temp issue was sorted.

    I'll re-seat it for him this WE :)
     
  4. gt_junkie

    Sgarrista

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    Location: The Lakes

    Good idea tellin him not to re-clock it to ultra speeds. It'll probably easily get there but not until that heatsink's sorted!!! :eek:

    Sounds like it just needs a bit of time and TLC. :rolleyes:

    I'm really interested to hear how it goes so keep us posted!!! :)

    gt_junkie
     
  5. xander_uk2

    Hitman

    Joined: 2 Dec 2003

    Posts: 988

    Location: Inverness Scotland

    Will do :p Prob needs a good dusting too, so i'll re do the processor heatsink as well. Forgot to mention it's an Arctic Cooler Freezer 64 Pro, so he should be ok there.

    Just don't want him to end up with a dead card. He plays BF2 ALLOT so I don't want it cooking itself.
     
  6. warren_1979

    Mobster

    Joined: 5 Jul 2005

    Posts: 2,645

    Mate my XFX 6800GT idles at 60c and its never been overclocked like a mother (like yours :eek: ) since I've had it. 60c seem fine to me.