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GPU Clock (want to reduce GPU Clock for avoiding overheating issue)

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August 3, 2009 6:45:47 PM

After having overheating problem with my Graphics card Sapphire ATI Radeon 4890 1 GB (GPU Clock 850 and Memory clock 975 MHz), I am thinking to reduce its GPU Clock. I found different ATI's 4800 series's GPU and memory clock:

*ATI Radeon 4850 1 GB (GPU Clock 625 MHz and Memory Clock 1000 MHz)

*ATI Radeon 4870 1 GB (GPU Clock 750 MHz and Memory Clock 900 MHz)

*ATI Radeon 4890 1 GB (GPU Clock 850 MHz and Memory Clock 975 MHz)

If I want to reduce my GPU Clock should I also reduce memory clock?? or stick with GPU Clock

If I want to get the performance of 4870 or 4850 should I change both GPU and Memory Clock?

How can I rectify it to avoid further overheating issue?
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August 3, 2009 7:19:08 PM

so how hot does it get?

August 3, 2009 8:06:53 PM

My current fan speed is 50%. I am using Full tower chasis Tharmaltake Xaser VI. I have not recognized my room temp. properly yet. But my room gets too hot during summer season. Previously, I owned a low tower chasis which caused overheating issue constantly. So I replaced it with Tharmaltake Full tower.

Now my system gets frozen if I use it more than 6 hours.

From BIOS, CPU Temp. 30 to 33* C and Overall temp is 40 to 41* C. From Vista 64 BIT sidebar CPU Temp. is 33 to 40*C
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August 4, 2009 3:03:39 AM

You can Google for ATI Tray Tools which you can use to underclock your HD 4890. I would lower both Core and Memory speed. You can also lower voltages, but it is a little tricky and should only be used as a final option.

The higher your room temp, the less effective a cooling solution will become. If indeed it does get hot in your room then underclocking is a smart thing to do.
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