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8800 GT High Temeprature !

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July 11, 2009 3:16:05 PM

Hi everybody!

I have a XFX 8800 GT Alpha Dog Edition.
it is not overclocked, the temp. arrives to 101 C!
I removed dust but nothing happened! The vga is still hot. i put an extra fan toward the vga default fan but it was still hot
what should I do?

Thanks in advance. :) 

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July 11, 2009 4:50:02 PM

What was your computer doing when that temperature was recorded?
a b Î Nvidia
July 11, 2009 4:57:34 PM

What fan speeds do Rivatuner report? At that temperature the fan should be screaming like a banshee!
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a c 172 Î Nvidia
July 11, 2009 5:44:05 PM

coozie7 said:
What fan speeds do Rivatuner report? At that temperature the fan should be screaming like a banshee!

At that temp, it gonna die. :( 
a b Î Nvidia
July 11, 2009 5:51:12 PM

^He He...That's why it is screaming like a banshee!
July 12, 2009 12:35:47 PM

Xenonvector927 said:
What was your computer doing when that temperature was recorded?

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coozie7 said:
What fan speeds do Rivatuner report? At that temperature the fan should be screaming like a banshee!

I Installed Rivatuner. Here is The Screenshot of it:
I marked the times of the begining and the end of Playing "Crysis".( Only for 3 Minutes! )
The fan speed monitored as 0 RPM!!! while I saw the VGA fan is working!
Would you please take a look at this screenshot and say what is abnormal here?



Mousemonkey said:
At that temp, it gonna die. :( 


coozie7 said:
^He He...That's why it is screaming like a banshee!

He :-)
that never has high noise!
Always works normal even in 100 C.

Milos-stancene said:
I think .. I am in LOVE

Me too :) 

please take a look at the screenshot and explain me the abnormals!
Thank you!
a b Î Nvidia
July 12, 2009 3:46:56 PM

That looks very strange: No change of fan speed and no change in the clock speeds from idle to load either.
Try forcing a higher fan speed through Rivatuner or Ntune and use GPUZ to monitor instead of Rivatuner.
July 12, 2009 7:19:55 PM

8800GT had a same card ... in games turn a fan 80-100% .... idle 55%.. noisi but works
July 12, 2009 8:47:31 PM

coozie7 said:
That looks very strange: No change of fan speed and no change in the clock speeds from idle to load either.
Try forcing a higher fan speed through Rivatuner or Ntune and use GPUZ to monitor instead of Rivatuner.


as you sae the fan speed is 0 RPM while it is working! why?
is clock speed variable in different Situations?

GPUZ records the GPU temp 52.5C while Riva tuner reports Core Temp 61 C.is GPU temp and core temp the same?

Thanks!

Milos-stancene said:
8800GT had a same card ... in games turn a fan 80-100% .... idle 55%.. noisi but works

While I chaned the fan duty cycle from 29 to 80 and 100, nothing happened!
in both cases the temp had no change! why?
thanks!

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:) 
July 12, 2009 9:08:53 PM

J U N I P E R said:

While I chaned the fan duty cycle from 29 to 80 and 100, nothing happened!
in both cases the temp had no change! why?
thanks!

Does your XFX GPU fan use 2-wires or 4-wires. XFX released 8800GS cards with a 2-wire fan header where the fan was stuck at 100%. For at least a brief time they did this for the 8800GT also.

Look at these pics. Which looks more like your card. Look at the 2-wire vs 4-wire fan header on the two cards.



July 13, 2009 4:52:08 PM

Thanks Pauldh!

My VGA fan has 2 wires and really looks like it:



so the rotation speed of the fan cannot be changed during gaming and etc. ?
is there any virus to raise the heat of devices?
a c 172 Î Nvidia
July 13, 2009 4:56:43 PM

No, yours will be at a constant 100%.
July 13, 2009 10:59:10 PM

^ +1, you'll be stuck at 100% all the time, no matter what you change it to in software.

Still brings us back to the temps you are seeing though. I know that isn't the most effective cooler as I used a voltage limiter (on the one in the pic) to quiet the fan down and temps were quite a bit higher than on a reference 8800GT cooler at same RPM. But I'd still wouldn't think the CPU core would get that hot considering the 100% fan. Somethings off.

Are your room temps very high? Internal Case temps high? Does the GPU temp go way down if you game with the case open? I wonder if a sensor is off (but I won't ask you to touch a 102C card for a finger check. Could also be the heatsink on the card isn't seated well.

Honestly, IMO if you registered the card and have a lifetime warranty through XFX, then I would not worry too much about it (and also wouldn't pull the heatsink off.)
July 14, 2009 3:25:39 PM

thanks again!

So I'm wasting time for changing fan cycle duty! :) 
The Side door of case is always open. The Main board and cpu are hot too :( 
The Room temp is normal, between 25 - 27 C i think.
CPU temp is now 53C, main board is 40C, and The GPU core 64C, while i'm just browsing the web!
today my brother recorded 106C of GPU core temp while playing sims3!(i no longer let him play)
i think reapplying thermal paste for cpu will lower the temp and using more fans for main board will solve its problem(already just 1 fan for main board)
but what should i do with gpu?! :( 
i really dont now what to do:( 

I'm Persian and not so good in english so sorry if i repeat some questions :) 

can i remove the cover of VGA heatsink?(witch there is an image of a dog on it)
I tried to open the screws by a screwdriver but i couldn't open them!(to removing the dusts)

thanks every body:) 
a b Î Nvidia
July 14, 2009 4:25:08 PM

I would take off the CPU cooler and put it back using new thermal grease, Arctic Silver 5 is good.
The old thermal grease should be removed fully before the new material is applied. There are special cleaner liquids for this but I use a pure industrial alcohol called Iospropyl Alcohol or IPA for short.

Yes, those screws can be tight! You MUST use a good quality screwdriver that is a good fit or you will damage the screwheads and, if the driver slips, you could wreck the card or injure yourself.
I suggest you place the card on a hard, smooth floor (not on a carpet) with a newspaper under it so you can hold the card with one hand while using the screwdriver with the other.
If you choose to remove the cooler to put new thermal grease on it you should remove the old thermal grease as you did with the CPU before applying the new material and do not throw away or damage the thermal pads (the white squares), they help to cooler cool the memory chips.
July 15, 2009 10:25:30 AM

Good Information Coozie7!
I will try to open the screws according to your help!
also good information about cpu and gpu!
Thanks a lot! :) 
July 15, 2009 11:54:51 AM

J U N I P E R said:
Good Information Coozie7!
I will try to open the screws according to your help!
also good information about cpu and gpu!
Thanks a lot! :) 

LOVE at 1 place
July 24, 2009 10:03:35 AM

I Opened all the Screws of top of the VGA but one screw that was damaged and wont open :( 
anyway I saw The inside of that and there was nothing but the heat sink! there was no dust over there and was nearly clean. I thought the GPU is reachable from there!:) 
can I reapply The Thermal paste for GPU?
Can it change The Temp?
Thanks

a b Î Nvidia
July 24, 2009 11:51:53 AM

Turn the card over and see it there is a nut on the other end of the screw, if so it may be possible to turn that instead.
Be very careful if you try to turn the nut, that side of the PCB is very, very easy to damage.
December 28, 2009 10:23:38 AM

sigh.... i had the same problem with my point of view 8800gt too..its really a bad card.. consumes way too much power(around 105w)as compared to the performance it delivers,even considering the standards when it was launched.It runs a bit too hot as well.When I bought it,it used to run at an idle temp of 55c.Then gradually it increased to 61-63C within a few months.I invested on a good cabinet with 2 120mm fans,but it didn't help.U cant cool down something that generates so much heat that u can cook some omlettes over it.Then problems started.My comp monitor started to go blank often under heavy load on gpu.Sometimes it used to restart.I couldn't trace the problem to the card at first,but it was rather late when I eventually found out that due to the high temperature my gf card fan started to malfunction.Something happened and the motor of the fan went out of order.
I didn't bother repairing it as I was simply done with Point of View and done with defective products of nVidia.Went to the market,bought an ATI HD4870, and never had any graphics hardware related problem ever since.



--Roy. ,Kolkata,India.
December 28, 2009 10:50:37 AM

My card has been at 101c, thats was my 260 gtx black edition stock OC. I played crysis at full with tweaks, and i minimized the game and cpuz shows max temp 101c, but the fan was on 40% :p . But when im on 100% it doesnt go higher than 65c on full load. I know a friend of mine who had problem with getting hot GPU, he changed the psu and got lower temp, idk how. I recommend u to take ur whole pc to a computer shop and ask them to check it. Or u can try another psu
December 28, 2009 10:53:05 AM

dextr said:
sigh.... i had the same problem with my point of view 8800gt too..its really a bad card.. consumes way too much power(around 105w)as compared to the performance it delivers,even considering the standards when it was launched.It runs a bit too hot as well.When I bought it,it used to run at an idle temp of 55c.Then gradually it increased to 61-63C within a few months.I invested on a good cabinet with 2 120mm fans,but it didn't help.U cant cool down something that generates so much heat that u can cook some omlettes over it.Then problems started.My comp monitor started to go blank often under heavy load on gpu.Sometimes it used to restart.I couldn't trace the problem to the card at first,but it was rather late when I eventually found out that due to the high temperature my gf card fan started to malfunction.Something happened and the motor of the fan went out of order.
I didn't bother repairing it as I was simply done with Point of View and done with defective products of nVidia.Went to the market,bought an ATI HD4870, and never had any graphics hardware related problem ever since.



--Roy. ,Kolkata,India.


Mate, ATI cards has higher temps than nvidia, but they also have higher max temp. And you can't test one Nvidia product and say Nvidia sucks, because nvidia is cheaper and most of their cards goes faster than ATI
a b Î Nvidia
December 28, 2009 4:20:27 PM

aim001 Fanboi much?

Anyway, @ OP I'd recommend a Vortex Neo Cooler for your 8800, My brother has a 8800GT KO Alpha Dog Edition and was getting really high temps like yourself, So he brought a Vortex Neo and hasn't had any problems since.

Its really cheap and will do a better job than the stock cooler.

Heres a link

http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=HS...
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