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Old 05-12-2007, 12:46 PM   #1
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Just a few moments ago I was playing Oblivion as you do when I noticed (when I'm indoors! - although Iv'e added mods to improve texture quality, etc.) the screen kept doing ever so slight flashes and I immediately assumed it was the GPU overheating .. so I closed Oblivion to notice that there was a message from my ATi CCC saying temperatures were too high and we're reducing the clock settings down, please check that fans are working correctly .. or something along those lines. So it basically was running at over a 100 degrees centigrade or around there .. it's not actually displayed this message before so this is the most extreme it's ever got, although I know it runs at high temperatures before. So what has happened here? Is it because the summer time? I could really use advice right now.

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open up your case see if fans are running correctly make sure case is properly venterlated
then if there is still a problem contact ati and see is your card is still under warenty
if its not try taking the fan off cleaning off theremel grease and apply artic silver 5
if that dosnt work get a new after market or replacement fan for your card
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Old 05-12-2007, 12:54 PM   #3
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Have you overclocked it at all?
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Old 05-12-2007, 12:58 PM   #4
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No I haven't overclocked it. - So it's not because of summer at all then?
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It could be. Where do you live, and what is the ambient temperature in the room??
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Old 05-12-2007, 01:05 PM   #6
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Right I just downloaded ATITool and set my own fan settings accordingly:

Above 80degrees - 82%
Above 85degrees - 91%
Above 90degrees - 100%
Above 95degrees - 100%
Above 100degrees - 100%

I then moved my pc from my desk (theres a short gap between the air gap of the GPU and a wall, a few inches) .. opened up the case. Then I opened up my window and my door and played Oblivion and went to a very think forest area running at 90 degrees centigrade... How's that?
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Old 05-12-2007, 01:07 PM   #7
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UK - temperature I'm not sure .. it's a sunny day and it's probably between 18 and 20 degrees. (Windows open) -- the fan runs fine I believe.
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Just ran it again and closed Oblivion to find the temp at 95 degrees centigrade .. possibly slightly more if it INSTANTLY closed, but not sure.
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It's not the ambient temperature then. That's not hot enough to impact it.

Sounds like the airflow wasn't quite right...maybe the computer was too close to the desk??

You should be able to enable logging the temperature to a file so you can see what the temperatures were in game.
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Old 05-12-2007, 01:45 PM   #10
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Hmm would all you guys say this is far too high and something is faulty? Therefore I shall call up and ask for a replacement (hasn't been a year yet since I got it)...
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Well, 100C isn't really that unusual for high end GPUs under load, especially in a game like Oblivion with the high quality textures.

If you start experiencing problems you think are related to it, then you may want to get it replaced though.
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Well, 100C isn't really that unusual for high end GPUs under load, especially in a game like Oblivion with the high quality textures.

If you start experiencing problems you think are related to it, then you may want to get it replaced though.

Alright. But what if they replace it anyway? A nice fresh one. Why not? :P
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I guess if you want. See if you can still RMA it.
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Is there a program to see the temperature whilst in-game? Thanks.
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did u try my solution
video card makers use pritty bad thermel past
putting on artic silver can low temps dramaticly
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did u try my solution
video card makers use pritty bad thermel past
putting on artic silver can low temps dramaticly

Sorry I haven't yet because I am not in the actual position to run out and get some but it does sound like a good idea and is my next solution in reducing heat. Thanks.

HOLD up. I just found my 'Thermal Grease' for my Zalman CPU cooler (the big chunky one) and says to only use as the heatsink compound. It should be fine to use shouldn't it?
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yes you could use that just make sure u use enough
the zalman i think u paint on like nail pollish
so put it on thick enough but not to thick just like a cpu
then make sure u tighten those screws nice and good and you should be good
if u want to go even father u can buy a back of memeory heat sinks of new egg for your graphics card
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