my friend has a x800gto but it can hardly play bf2 on medium settings, when i read reviews they play on high/medium details without lag and when overclocked it plays on high details, it really sounds good but what ive seen its a very crappy card, the case isnt hot inside but still its 68idle on the gfx card and thats pretty hot, when he opens the door on the case it suddenly plays better with less lag but still it has it, a heat issue maybe?
btw the card isnt clocked or anything
2.8 mhz p4 800fsb
1536mb 3200 cheap elixir ram
i dunno about motherboard tho
ikjadoon is right probably because it is tring to cool itself its throlling (slowing the GPU core down) to reduce temps and therefore try to stop itself from melting/frying etc...
try and put a 80mm/120mm fan to it whilst playing a game for a whileif you have one spare and thus see if we're right...
Care to elaborate? I mean, if the Idle Temp is high, there is no way in hell that the load temp will be cooler...
he could be 60C idle...but only 71C load....which is doable for an R420, 430 480....
besides...its obvious he's not having these issues while idle. so load is a needed key info. However I'm not trying to raise an issue or say your wrong...your very right. Make sure to clean out the fan...yep
well i got a x850xt myself and i got a zalman cooler on it and got my old x850xt cooler on spare so i guess i could use that, i know its better than the x800gto but i also know that the guarantee wont work if i replace it :\ its just if its a problem with the gfx and the new cooler doesnt fix it what then ?
my x850xt is 49idle and 62load load and my case is really hot but its not a problem but my friends case isnt as hot as mine and his x800gto is 68 idle and 7x load
:\ makes no sens if they make gfx cards that doesnt even work with the stock cooler
yea well 68idle last night and now i just changed the x800gto cooler to my old x850xt cooler and i had some spare artic silver 2 smack on so now its 46idle and thats a big freakn difference DDD im so glad now