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Video card too hot?

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June 30, 2007 8:56:44 PM

So after the recent patch in WoW my video has been flakey at best. I've been getting problems where a random texture will extend all the way across the screen. I've also had problems where the UI in general will flicker.

I thought this was a WoW problem until sometimes the system will lock up. Then it acts as though it will shut down and no display is visible. Then it comes back up and the system starts running again.

This has also happened in Need for Speed Most Wanted so it's not a WoW issue.

I've updated most recent drivers (uninstalled, then reinstalled), I've updated the drivers on my motherboard, I've also done any microsoft updates thinking that would fix it. Still no luck.

I checked the temperature of my card using ATI's CCC and it's reading at about 62-64 degree C.

I have a Core 2 Duo e6300
600w PSU
Gigabyte DS3 965p
1 GB of PQI memory.
Running XP Pro.

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Display Devices
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Card name: Radeon X1900 Series
Manufacturer: ATI Technologies Inc.
Chip type: ATI Radeon Graphics Processor (0x7249)
DAC type: Internal DAC(400MHz)
Device Key: Enum\PCI\VEN_1002&DEV_7249&SUBSYS_0B121002&REV_00
Display Memory: 512.0 MB
Current Mode: 1280 x 960 (32 bit) (60Hz)
Monitor: Default Monitor
Monitor Max Res:
Driver Name: ati2dvag.dll
Driver Version: 6.14.0010.6698 (English)
DDI Version: 9 (or higher)
Driver Attributes: Final Retail
Driver Date/Size: 6/13/2007 13:24:32, 268288 bytes
WHQL Logo'd: Yes
WHQL Date Stamp: n/a
VDD: n/a
Mini VDD: ati2mtag.sys
Mini VDD Date: 6/13/2007 13:24:13, 2155520 bytes
Device Identifier: {D7B71EE2-3109-11CF-9869-182BA1C2CB35}
Vendor ID: 0x1002
Device ID: 0x7249
SubSys ID: 0x0B121002
Revision ID: 0x0000
Revision ID: 0x0000
Video Accel: ModeMPEG2_C ModeMPEG2_D ModeWMV8_B ModeWMV8_A ModeWMV9_B ModeWMV9_A
Deinterlace Caps: {6E8329FF-B642-418B-BCF0-BCB6591E255F}: Format(In/Out)=(YUY2,YUY2) Frames(Prev/Fwd/Back)=(0,0,1) Caps=VideoProcess_YUV2RGB VideoProcess_StretchX VideoProcess_StretchY DeinterlaceTech_PixelAdaptive
{335AA36E-7884-43A4-9C91-7F87FAF3E37E}: Format(In/Out)=(YUY2,YUY2) Frames(Prev/Fwd/Back)=(0,0,0) Caps=VideoProcess_YUV2RGB VideoProcess_StretchX VideoProcess_StretchY DeinterlaceTech_BOBVerticalStretch
{3C5323C1-6FB7-44F5-9081-056BF2EE449D}: Format(In/Out)=(NV12,0x3231564e) Frames(Prev/Fwd/Back)=(0,0,2) Caps=VideoProcess_YUV2RGB VideoProcess_StretchX VideoProcess_StretchY DeinterlaceTech_PixelAdaptive
{552C0DAD-CCBC-420B-83C8-74943CF9F1A6}: Format(In/Out)=(NV12,0x3231564e) Frames(Prev/Fwd/Back)=(0,0,2) Caps=VideoProcess_YUV2RGB VideoProcess_StretchX VideoProcess_StretchY DeinterlaceTech_PixelAdaptive
{6E8329FF-B642-418B-BCF0-BCB6591E255F}: Format(In/Out)=(NV12,0x3231564e) Frames(Prev/Fwd/Back)=(0,0,1) Caps=VideoProcess_YUV2RGB VideoProcess_StretchX VideoProcess_StretchY DeinterlaceTech_PixelAdaptive
{335AA36E-7884-43A4-9C91-7F87FAF3E37E}: Format(In/Out)=(NV12,0x3231564e) Frames(Prev/Fwd/Back)=(0,0,0) Caps=VideoProcess_YUV2RGB VideoProcess_StretchX VideoProcess_StretchY DeinterlaceTech_BOBVerticalStretch
Registry: OK
DDraw Status: Enabled
D3D Status: Enabled
AGP Status: Enabled


Sorry about all this, wasn't sure if it was useful at all, just the information from dxdiag.

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June 30, 2007 9:15:52 PM

Those temps are more than ok.
June 30, 2007 11:47:21 PM

if you look a few posts below you, the guy has his gpu at 80 degrees :p 

so ur well within the limit (can work upto 100-110 degrees usually without a problem).

are u using the latest drivers?
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