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ATI 5770 BIOS Update Solves Overheating Problem...

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September 11, 2010 10:59:41 PM

Hello,
I have a Dell XPS with Windows 7 and an ATI 5770 Video Card. Under normal use, with minimal graphics demand, the card temperature was about 95 to 98 degrees F. When the graphics demand was high, the card failed each time the temperature reached 104 degrees.
Dell sent me a Video card BIOS update that cured the overheating problem. I ran a 3D 'Burn-In' test for four hours after updating the BIOS... The temperature remained at 113 degrees F throughout the test... Good news, no failure...

Release Date: 5/2/2010
Version: S3C01005.101, A02
Download Type: BIOS
File Format: Hard Drive
File Size: 561 KB

Dell File: R267410.exe

...Larry in Maine

September 11, 2010 11:48:55 PM

113 F sounds mighty low for a GPU's peak temperature under load.
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September 15, 2010 10:13:12 PM

rodney_ws said:
113 F sounds mighty low for a GPU's peak temperature under load.


Just for curiosity, how high would the temperature be expected to rise..?

Most military and industrial equipment is rated to 55 degrees C (131 F)...

Our ATI card reached 113F during a 3D graphics burn-in-test... Normally, this computer is used for online interactive games like Asheron's Call and others...

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September 15, 2010 11:39:06 PM

Industrial strength caps are rated to 105c so 55c seems a bit on the low side to me.
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September 15, 2010 11:45:47 PM

Mousemonkey said:
Industrial strength caps are rated to 105c so 55c seems a bit on the low side to me.


105 C includes a generous safety factor...

Semiconductors are rated at lower temps...
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September 15, 2010 11:51:23 PM

If you have a few links to prove your statement then post them.
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September 15, 2010 11:58:37 PM

Jester1951 said:
105 C includes a generous safety factor...

Semiconductors are rated at lower temps...

But as caps intended for domestic use are rated at 80c I still think your idea of military spec is is a bit low.
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