PNY 9800 gx2 overheats!

I have two Nvidia 9800 gx2s, had some hard lockups.

Tried prime 95, etc. Long story short, I copied the cards bios to disk and took a look.

PNY set it so that once the temp got to 108c, the fan would run at 100% until 104c!

I was idling at 60-75c, maxing out at 104-110c

I used rivatuner to force the fans at 100%

Now I idle at 47-50c and max at 59-63c

No more lockups.

In case you guys didn't know, the 9800 gx2 has a heatsink sandwiched by two boards. Each board has a gpu.
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  1. true true, that GX2 is a hot card(s). i have an EVGA 9800GX2 and i have the fan set to 60% for not playing games but when i play a game i load a second profile for 70% fan and my temps are usually 53-55C idle (60% fan) and 70-75C in crysis (that games stresses it the most, 70% fan speed).
  2. xxcoop42xx said:
    true true, that GX2 is a hot card(s). i have an EVGA 9800GX2 and i have the fan set to 60% for not playing games but when i play a game i load a second profile for 70% fan and my temps are usually 53-55C idle (60% fan) and 70-75C in crysis (that games stresses it the most, 70% fan speed).


    Its not too hot...I just pushed all gpus to 700, mem to 2200, shader to 1800. Max out at 58c ilde at 47-49c.

    Stable with crysis.
  3. rgsgww said:
    Its not too hot...I just pushed all gpus to 700, mem to 2200, shader to 1800. Max out at 58c ilde at 47-49c.

    Stable with crysis.


    but your using 100% fans, im using only 70% fans in crysis. 100% is way too loud for my GX2 because it went cheap on the pc case and bought a thin aluminum case.
  4. ^better than having hte side panel open like me :P damn that s1283...
  5. V3NOM said:
    ^better than having hte side panel open like me :P damn that s1283...



    I cut my case and put a big 140mm fan on there.
  6. xxcoop42xx said:
    but your using 100% fans, im using only 70% fans in crysis. 100% is way too loud for my GX2 because it went cheap on the pc case and bought a thin aluminum case.



    I pushed it a little higher..some artifacts. Im back at stocks anyways. Want my cards to last.
  7. ^ I remember the days of being a side panel guy!
    I run my GX2 at 60% idle and 85-100% load depending on the game, and don't mind the noise too much as my 4x120mm fans make plenty of noise as it is. Plus I use headphones for serious gaming.
  8. rgsgww said:
    I cut my case and put a big 140mm fan on there.


    I cut my case and put a humongus 360mm fan on there. Clears the true and no heat problems
  9. P.S.

    SwiftyMoron is our resident 9800gx2 "Expert". (He's done a lot of reading about it)
  10. I also run two EVGA 9800GX2 on a 790I FTW mobo. I game on a 30" XHD3000 at 2560 X 1600 resolution. I run every game I play at MAX and my fans are NEVER over 60% (its on auto but I monitor them with some nifty tools EVGA gives us) Noise is a HUGE concern for me as my computers are in my family's GREAT ROOM so a noisy computer just causes everyone else to turn their toys up louder.

    The only issue I am having with the cards is that if I turn on the system and start a game right away it ALWAYS locks up! Its like a old car, I have to let it run for about 5 mins then I can go at it. Very very odd.
  11. Lord Gornak said:
    ^ I remember the days of being a side panel guy!
    I run my GX2 at 60% idle and 85-100% load depending on the game, and don't mind the noise too much as my 4x120mm fans make plenty of noise as it is. Plus I use headphones for serious gaming.



    I have 5 140mm,2 120mm in my rig, loud as hell. But I guess that's more of a reason to turn my speakers up. Everything's cold.
  12. rodneysb said:
    I also run two EVGA 9800GX2 on a 790I FTW mobo. I game on a 30" XHD3000 at 2560 X 1600 resolution. I run every game I play at MAX and my fans are NEVER over 60% (its on auto but I monitor them with some nifty tools EVGA gives us) Noise is a HUGE concern for me as my computers are in my family's GREAT ROOM so a noisy computer just causes everyone else to turn their toys up louder.

    The only issue I am having with the cards is that if I turn on the system and start a game right away it ALWAYS locks up! Its like a old car, I have to let it run for about 5 mins then I can go at it. Very very odd.



    Lucky you with that 30". I only have a 24 :(

    My pc was going to be the family room...but it required a new circuit to be ran. It was easier to wire in the basement.

    I have the 790i ultra mobo, I have popping issues with my auzentech prelude 7.1 sound card. I think its irq related.
  13. Homeboy2 said:
    I cut my case and put a humongus 360mm fan on there. Clears the true and no heat problems


    I don't know how I'd cut and fit that on my side door. It already has side windows. If I had that I could get rid of alot of my annoying fans.
  14. I had a side window on my case, i just put the side panel with the window on the back and cut out the back panel and put it on the front. Yeh, the one big fan is much quieter than a bunch of little fans.
  15. Homeboy2 said:
    I had a side window on my case, i just put the side panel with the window on the back and cut out the back panel and put it on the front. Yeh, the one big fan is much quieter than a bunch of little fans.



    Id like to see that fan...do you have a link to it?
  16. so you are surprised by the fact that one of the hottest cards on the market is overheating???
  17. 0mg_1ts_m3 said:
    so you are surprised by the fact that one of the hottest cards on the market is overheating???



    Kind of, I mean, They should at least make a card that WORKS before releasing it.
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