Ati 4850 Cooling Help

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 .
Thanks,
ME :heink:
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  1. 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.
  2. turn your fan speed up to about 30-40% and you will see an insane temp drop.
  3. well its at 100% lolz and i just cleaned it im pissed off so just answer the question
  4. You`re expecting any help with an attitude like that? I do n`t think so.
  5. coozie7 said:
    You`re expecting any help with an attitude like that? I do n`t think so.


    :pt1cable:
  6. 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?
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. 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 :)
  10. 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).
  11. I have the 4850 X2.... are you talking about that or a 4850?

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