Hi, I recently built a system with the Sapphire X1950Pro 512mb PCI-ex.
Using the lastest catalyst, and CCC I was idling at 53 celcius, upon a little research I downloaded ATI Tool 0.27b1. Using this, I manually set my fan to 100 percent. I now idle at around 47 celcius. With a full load, or with that 3d view option the program has, it has gotten up to 69-70 even with the fan at 100%.
In short I'm wondering what I can do short of putting a 3rd party HSF on it?
Or, are these temps acceptable for hours of Oblivion, WoW, or HL2....?
My case is a mid tower with seven 80mm fans - 5 intake - 2 exhaust.
Also I should add that I am not overclocking anything on my system.
I'm thinking about moving my two HD's into 5.25 aluminum HD coolers in the 2 bays I have left up top....this will allow the front 4 intake fans to blow uninhibited to the video card. Not to mention this will clean up some wire clutter.
I'm not experiencing any crashes or shutdowns, just a little extra heat that I'd like to get rid of...
Thanks in advance for any advice!
EVGA Nforce 590SLI AMD AM2
AMD Athlon 64 X2 4200+ Dual Core
2GB Corsair XMS2 DDR2 800 Dual Channel
Sapphire Radeon X1950Pro PCI-ex 512MB
250gb WD SATA 3.0
80gb Seagate Baracuda SATA 1.5
Aspire Case side window has fan 520w PSU ATX 2.0
Memorex DVD reader and Memorex DVD-RW
Are these x1950 Pro mostly defected or what? I got even worse luck with temperatures. First one I got overheated and graphical artifacts appeared all over the screen and a restart was necessary. I took it back, got a new one, idle 70 C, busy 120 C -> VPU recovery. Downcloacked the core to 400 Mhz: idle 68 C, busy 107 C.
Gonna try some of the advice here...or just take it back again I guess and tell the guy to give me 10, one of them is bound to work without exploding.