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July 10, 2010 2:31:27 AM

I got a new ATI 5750, and after playing some Napoleon: Total War on it, it was 81 C according to Catalyst Control Center. Its currently 66 C on idle.

Is it supposed to be this hot or is it normal?

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July 10, 2010 2:32:48 AM

Thats a little warm on the idle, but fine on the load, you are safe up to 100C so dont worry about it.
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July 10, 2010 6:08:08 AM

+1^

How big is your case?

How much cooling do you have?

If concerned, the cheapest option is to place a couple of 120mm case fans facing the card to keep temps down.

Good luck.
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July 11, 2010 9:19:35 PM

Well, I am starting to get concerned, because I just played Bad Company 2, and it reached 88 C and the game was starting to lag.

It doesn't help that its 37 C here.
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July 11, 2010 9:24:03 PM

What resolution were you playing at? And were you maxed out? A 5750 can probably on handle it at high or medium-high not highest at 1920x1080 so that might cause some lag.

The temp there certainly doesnt help, heatsinks work off of a temperature difference so if your ambient temp drops 10C down to 27C your load temps should also drop 10C.
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July 11, 2010 10:45:20 PM

I was playing it at MAX settings, 1600x900 (Which is my max resolution on this monitor) at 60 FPS on average.

I'm looking into getting a fan put in because this summer is going to be hot as hell.
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July 11, 2010 10:51:17 PM

I don't think the 5750 can drive max settings smoothly.
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July 11, 2010 11:09:47 PM

If you had high levels of AA on, the limited memory interface on the 5750 would keep you from performing well, i dont think your lag issues are heat based but are instead based on your card just cant keep up.
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July 11, 2010 11:24:23 PM

Well its 4AA last time I checked. What about Ansio? Would that strain the card?
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July 11, 2010 11:27:07 PM

I should add that I haven't overclocked the card, its still at stock settings.
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July 12, 2010 1:17:24 AM

It's simply the 5750 is not powerful enough to run Bad Company 2 at that level of detail and at that resolution.
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July 12, 2010 1:19:47 AM

Turn off the AA, i bet you your performance will increase significantly.
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July 12, 2010 3:49:03 AM

Would turning off the AA decrease the temps?
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July 12, 2010 4:12:59 AM

Maybe a little if it reduces the load some, but i believe your current problem is your GPU is at 100% load and cant output smooth frame rates not that the heat is making it stutter, the heat is an effect of it working as hard as it can.
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July 14, 2010 5:11:08 AM

I may have figured out the problem. Even when the GPU reaches 87 C, the fan is only 50% usage. Any way to change this?
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July 14, 2010 5:19:45 AM

open up catalyst control center, go to the overdrive section and set the fan speed manually.
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July 14, 2010 5:27:15 AM

hunter315 said:
open up catalyst control center, go to the overdrive section and set the fan speed manually.


Its pretty loud, but things seem pretty smooth.
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July 14, 2010 5:29:49 AM

Those temps are quite high for a 5750, though not critical.You might increase fan speeds and you should definitely disable antialiasing.I feel that AA is not required from that resolution onwards.
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