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Safe Operating Temperature for X1900XTX

Discussion in 'Graphics Cards' started by FerociouS, 2 May 2006.

  1. FerociouS

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 23 May 2005

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    Just a quick question guys, i was wondering, what is a good operating and safe operating temperature for X1900XTX, as it gains temperature very quick, yet the fan on it is quiet loud, i use ATITool to control the temperature, i was wondering what temperature should i try and keep it on? nothing to low, as this causes the fan to be very loud during gaming.
    Thanks guys.
     
  2. SteveOBHave

    Soldato

    Joined: 31 Mar 2006

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    Location: Sydney Australia

    I would assume that around 60-65C is probably the safe zone... much higher than 70C and I think you might have some airflow issues...
     
  3. feriso

    Mobster

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    :confused: :confused:

    Which one is it?

    I take it you mean "quite loud" :)
     
  4. FerociouS

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 23 May 2005

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    its a standard fan, Ati X1900XTX one, its does tend to get abit noisy when the speed of the fan goes above 45%
     
  5. Goksly

    Capodecina

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    Most X1900XTX's will be above that. Under load i would say try and keep it below 85.... that is roughly what the default settings give iirc.
     
  6. lay-z-boy

    Sgarrista

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    dont assume, give correct info :p ;)

    i would say if its below 75-80 load thats good, it is one of the most powerful cards ever made after all, so it isnt going to be cool.
     
  7. SteveOBHave

    Soldato

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    LOL - fair call :) Just making the call based on my experience with my own cards - Asus AEX700 (bears no relevance) and my current Gainward 7800GT 512 GLH which never peaks above 61C... My bad :D

    Oh well, the up side is you'll never need a heater in your room :p
     
  8. Shocky-FM

    Mobster

    Joined: 13 Nov 2005

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    X1900's will run upto 100C safely, Seriously.. You guys worry to much about temps. :)

    But the Zalman VF900 Knocked my XTX down from 95C to 75C load.. Much nicer without the noise.. Increasing fanspeed with ATITool just makes it even worse plus its probably the most unstable overclocking ullity ever created.
     
  9. lay-z-boy

    Sgarrista

    Joined: 27 Sep 2004

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    Location: Nantwich

    got that right, since i bought my dualcore x2 and my x1900 ive had to turn my radiators off in my room :eek:
     
  10. Goksly

    Capodecina

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    nothing to do with you buying around the start of spring? :p
     
  11. FerociouS

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 23 May 2005

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    What program would you recommend for Fan control then on ATi cards?
     
  12. AaronW

    Gangster

    Joined: 24 Mar 2006

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    :D They joys of living in Scotland is that my room is always cold. No overheating problems for me.
     
  13. Shocky-FM

    Mobster

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    I wouldnt recommend you use any, you really don't need to.. But I do recommend you buy a VF-900. ... Very easy to fit.

    Only reason you might want to increase fanspeed is to overclock but that brings us to the main problem..... There is no stable overclocing software for the 1800/1900. :p
     
  14. FerociouS

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 23 May 2005

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    cool, thanks for the input m8