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temperature problem

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April 4, 2007 1:50:31 AM

Hey all,

First off, my system is using a Pentium 4 3.2 Ghz processor and an NVIDIA GeForce 6800 GT card. I used Arctic Silver 5 when installing the Pentium 4. For a few weeks before I got a real case, I was using a gutted out ancient case with no real cooling inside. My idle temp on the GeForce was around 80-85 C and the processor about 52 C.

This is fairly ridiculous but I thought once I transferred everything over to my new case, a Centurion Cooler Master, the ambient temperature would drop and the heat problems would go away. However, just having finished transferring all the hardware into it, the idle temperatures are exactly the same. I have a feeling it has something to do with my physical setup but I have no idea what's wrong. Note that I'm not overclocking my card:

General Information :
Manufacturer : Nvidia Corp (Nvidia Corp)
Model : GeForce 6800 GT [NV40.5]
Bus Type : AGP
Total Memory : 256 MB
Texture Memory : 301 MB
Processor : GeForce 6800 GT
Converter : Integrated RAMDAC
Refresh Rate (min/max) : 56/85 Hz

GPU Information :
Number of GPU : 1
Codename : NV40
Revision : A1
Bus : 256-bit
Memory Type : GDDR3
GPU Frequency : 351 MHz - [initial : 350 MHz]
Memory Frequency GPU : 1002.38 MHz - [initial : 1000 MHz]
Pixel Pipelines : 16
Vertex Pipelines : 6
Texels : 6400 MTexels/s
DirectX Support : 9.0c
Pixel Shader Version : 3.0

If anyone needs a picture of the actual physical setup I'd be happy to grab one. Any help is much appreciated.

Thanks,
Rick

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April 4, 2007 11:13:10 AM

Use Ntune to measure the temperature , just to make sure about the readings are correct.

Also make sure all the wires or anything else is not blocking the airflow.
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