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Xfx 8800gt 512MB

Constant 3d lockups... cant run 3d test or games, i managed to get CS:source to work for and maybe an hour before it crashes, after i used ATi Tool to underclock it by 100MHz on the core and mem. clock. I have 4 case fans(tried several dif. layouts), but my temp. usually crashes at only 57-59C. Ive read many forums and most say its faulty drivers, or overheating. Ive also tried a few dif. drivers. Nothing seems to make it stable... PLSSSS HELP

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  • Ricky1880 Mar 24, 2008

    Yes its new, 2 weeks. I have heard about the reseal option, ill try that if it doesnt void warranty. As for the fan on the GPU its about 3 inches from the side panel fan which ive tried in both directions. But if the casefan is pointed at the card wouldnt it be clashing with the output air from the GPU fan? Does it work better like that? Thanks for comments, more will be appreciated.

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Hi,
These can get warm/Hot under constant use.
If it,s new i,d suggest you may have a faulty card.
I,m not sure whether you can actually remove the fan from the GPU Chip, but if you can.
I,d reseal with a quality thermal compound such as arctic-silver or similar. Theres a possibility that the card has overheated and damaged the thermal-seal between gpu and heatsink.
The other option, is to direct a fan blowing cool air towards the card, rather than trying to extract air from it.
If it,s new it,s faulty ( get it replaced )
If i can be of any further assistance/help.
Please post here.

Many thanks mike @ compurepair.

Posted on Mar 24, 2008

  • Mike Waldron Mar 26, 2008

    Hi,

    I would,nt even be on here posting about this.

    If it,s New return it for replacement.

    just state the problems youre having, and get it return/replaced.

    if you have the same issues with the replacement, then your motherboards the issue and not the card.

    As for the gpu air conditions, it,s just my personnal opinion. for many years manufacturers have only looked in 1 direction. hot air extraction. my theory is to blow cool air at the overheating object. it,s trial and error. find out what works for you.



    Regards Mike @ Compurepair.

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