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Sapphire HD 4890 (New Edition) - High Idle Temps?

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November 1, 2013 8:21:30 PM

I recently got a Sapphire Radeon HD 4890 (New Edition)
( http://www.techpowerup.com/gpudb/b211/sapphire-hd-4890-... ) and I had some big issues getting the drivers to work properly and for my monitors to work with it, however I don't think that it's the drivers that are causing the problem but it could be...

So right now with a few programs open the card is idling at 60C.
Now, the reason I don't think it's the driver problem, is because when I go into Afterburner
and turn the fan up to full, I can't even get the temps below 40C and that's with the fan on full.

Is this the way it's supposed to run or what because the drivers are definitely letting it sit at 60C.
Any help would be much appreciated, thanks.

BTW, the temps for average gaming load max out at about 75C, but with FurMark,
if I didn't manually take over the fan control, they would have gone over 90C. And I don't
even like my cards running in the 80s.

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November 1, 2013 8:38:31 PM

"the GPU stressed maxes out at roughly ~80 Degrees C" Its furmark not a real game. It is made to put a card to its max, stressing every part of the card. It's fine. Do you have decent case airflow?
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November 1, 2013 8:55:20 PM

SethMatrix said:
"the GPU stressed maxes out at roughly ~80 Degrees C" Its furmark not a real game. It is made to put a card to its max, stressing every part of the card. It's fine. Do you have decent case airflow?


My case is really crap and cheap, bad cable management and bad airflow. I need to replace it, but my problem is that the SOFTWARE is letting it run at 60C, and I've never seen even the GTX 480 run that hot at idle.
So would it be a driver issue or would it just be how it's supposed to run?
I do understand that it may be that it is not going down past 40C because of bad airflow, but if the software wasn't happy with it running that hot, it would turn the fan up, right?

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November 1, 2013 9:01:51 PM

TheAppleKid2011 said:
SethMatrix said:
"the GPU stressed maxes out at roughly ~80 Degrees C" Its furmark not a real game. It is made to put a card to its max, stressing every part of the card. It's fine. Do you have decent case airflow?


My case is really crap and cheap, bad cable management and bad airflow. I need to replace it, but my problem is that the SOFTWARE is letting it run at 60C, and I've never seen even the GTX 480 run that hot at idle.
So would it be a driver issue or would it just be how it's supposed to run?
I do understand that it may be that it is not going down past 40C because of bad airflow, but if the software wasn't happy with it running that hot, it would turn the fan up, right?


It is supposed to run that hot. This gtx 480 got to 97C under load. http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/geforce-gtx-480,258...
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