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2900xt temp? issue. Please help

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August 18, 2007 6:38:51 AM

I recently installed a 2900xt, lets just say its a little hot. Stock my cpu temp shot up to 122f idle (e6600, dq6, antec freezer pro, lian-li v1200b plus II), my system temp went from 105f-111f to 129f-138f, that is quite the increase (i assume the vid card is on top of the temp sensor on the motherboard?). I first thought it could be my PS (NeoHE 550), but i asked around people seem to think that will be good without overclocking. I can't play BF2 or hl2 after a few seconds but i can play wow and command and conquer 3 without a problem at full settings. I ran 3dmark06 a few times without problem, i assumed that would check the temp issue. So is this a temp issue, a power issue, a cooling issue, heat sinks not on properly? Also, my gpu temp under games i don't crash while playing is around 74-77C, that seems very hot to me.

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August 18, 2007 7:28:07 AM

2900xts easily handle 100oC heat, i wouldn't recommend it, but they are fine there, the temp sensor for your mobo is generally around your chipset somewhere...
August 18, 2007 7:51:01 AM

The vid card sits up against one of the smaller copper blocks on the heat pipe of the mobo(The pipe connects all major heat areas of the mobo). So if i shouldn't expect the vidcard to go at anything less than 100c than why are these games crashing (games that use less of the vid card ie. wow, don't crash). Anything i should try? I am going to try underclocking the vid card next, that should tell me if its a heat/power issue right?
August 18, 2007 11:46:08 AM

OK, whats your psu? And 74-77 isnt high at all for any GPU. Also are all games patched? What was your cpu temps before? 50C isnt that hot for your cpu
August 18, 2007 12:45:10 PM

PSU is NeoHE 550, Half life was patched and BF 2142 wasn't, the rest work. I don't have any more high graphic games until i go buy bioshock.
August 18, 2007 3:10:48 PM

I just found out that every time a game crashes and my computer won't boot after switching on and off the PSU lets it turn back on. I guess this means that my PSU is to blame.
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