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Ati 4850 Cooling Help

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January 31, 2009 3:38:53 PM

I have the His ATi 4850. It idles around 54c and 90c full load. I have decent cooling and will be buying more fans but i want to know what the best vga cooler for the 4850 is .
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ME :heink: 

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a c 180 U Graphics card
January 31, 2009 4:44:22 PM

Probably you have one of the best around, unlike most of the aftermarket coolers, it exhausts its heat out of the case so I`d stick with it but increase the fan speed through the CCC, those temperatures seem a little high.
January 31, 2009 5:19:28 PM

turn your fan speed up to about 30-40% and you will see an insane temp drop.
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January 31, 2009 6:22:06 PM

well its at 100% lolz and i just cleaned it im pissed off so just answer the question
a c 180 U Graphics card
January 31, 2009 9:06:44 PM

You`re expecting any help with an attitude like that? I do n`t think so.
January 31, 2009 9:12:42 PM

coozie7 said:
You`re expecting any help with an attitude like that? I do n`t think so.


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February 1, 2009 12:10:26 AM

I have a 4850 X2 that idles at 54 C and I get upwards of 90+C when at load. I am thinking this can't be a good temp for the card / system. What IS a good cooling solution? i've been wondering if a slot cooler would help?
February 1, 2009 2:31:35 AM

OK kid, here is how it works...

When you take the heatsink off of a graphics card, you will notice that there is a ton of thermal compound spread everywhere. you will say to yourself "that isn't right" and proceed to clean it all off. then you will apply a little bit onto the die and think that is good.

NO!

GPU heatsinks are designed with a gap between the die and the heatsink. you need LOTS of compound in between to get a solid heat transfer.

Fix that and tell us what your temps are.

jerk.
February 1, 2009 2:32:57 AM

vonted said:
I have a 4850 X2 that idles at 54 C and I get upwards of 90+C when at load. I am thinking this can't be a good temp for the card / system. What IS a good cooling solution? i've been wondering if a slot cooler would help?


That is toally fine. gpus are tested at temps above 110C so 90 is not that bad, especially for a dual gpu card. turn your fan speeds up in catalyst control center and the temps should go down.
February 1, 2009 12:11:46 PM

I'll monitor the fan speeds a bit more diligently, but I recall the fan being at 100% (!!) I let the card control the fan speed via CCC.....

Nice to know that 90C isn't melting the card :) 
a b U Graphics card
February 1, 2009 1:41:36 PM

That is sort of odd though. Even with the original single slot cooler on mine, 55% gives me 38 idle and around 60 (edit: extreme max) load. It also is even across all sensors (ram, chip, VRM).
February 1, 2009 2:10:02 PM

I have the 4850 X2.... are you talking about that or a 4850?

Also.... multiple sensors?!
February 1, 2009 4:43:12 PM

^There are multiple sensors. download Rivatuner and look at the monitoring data, it will show you lots of stuff.
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