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Old 02-12-2005, 12:07 PM   #1
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Default New Computer Up (AMD ZEN)

Ok guys and gals, my new PC is up and running. I have only one slight problem. My second 6800Ultra card is running really hot (not GPU core but Ambient temps are at 120 Celcius!!!) The reason is that my two Leadteks have such large cooling, they are smooshed together in SLi Setup, and I had to remove the back copper heatsink from the lower card because it was just too much! I think I am going to get a PCI fan and see what that does to lower the temps, it should help. I think the temps are effecting its performance. since I cannot run 3DMark03 or AquaMark without it freezing up the whole PC. Get back to you later with updates. CYA until then!
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good luck with that, sounds like a good comp did you build it yourself?
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LOL Yeah, Leadtek 6800's have really big copper heatsink/ fans.
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LOL Yeah, Leadtek 6800's have really big copper heatsink/ fans.

Yeah, just a wee bit too big.... nice cooling, but too large for SLi setup. I might need to return them for the XFX 6800GTs instead, which are just as well rated. It is the temps... My AMBIENT temp on card 2 was at 110 celcius!!! I need to cool it down, but it is hard since the cards are so cramped. I could liquid cool the top card so its huge heatsink didn't bash into the back of card two and blow HOT air on it, but then my RAM would overheat without the heatsink on it, and the waterblock only covers the GPU core, not the RAMDACS.
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good luck with that, sounds like a good comp did you build it yourself?
And yes I did, but it seems I always have one problem of another... BAH HUMBUG.
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What about water coolin em, i thought u did water colin anyways!!!! That would help alot!!
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Yeah, just a wee bit too big.... nice cooling, but too large for SLi setup. I might need to return them for the XFX 6800GTs instead, which are just as well rated. It is the temps... My AMBIENT temp on card 2 was at 110 celcius!!! I need to cool it down, but it is hard since the cards are so cramped. I could liquid cool the top card so its huge heatsink didn't bash into the back of card two and blow HOT air on it, but then my RAM would overheat without the heatsink on it, and the waterblock only covers the GPU core, not the RAMDACS.
yeah, too bad the water blocks don't cover the GPU core and the RAMDACs.
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hmmmm u cuold always get small heatsinks for the ram
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Those are inefficient. Water cooling on the CPU is great, but not on the GPUs. Besides, I only have one water block. They are pretty good now (I put two PCI slot fans on either end of the, and then two (2) 120mm fans blowing on them. TEMPS ARE 43 core/60-70 ambient. I am fine now, and they are running nicely.

I scored 18,888 on 3DMark03!!! I got 65.592 on Aquamark3 as well! Haven't goten 3DMark05 yet, so we will have to wait and see.
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Nice Zen, just return them and you get same or better ones.
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Old 02-12-2005, 06:15 PM   #11
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Naw, they are a ok. I got the temps down to normal levels with all the cooling I have on them. Plus, you can't really get any better then Leadtek Ultras anyway. The only improvement in cooling would be to get eVGA Ultras, but that would only give me 2mm more room or something insignificant like that!
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Cool, hows it run hl2, i bet its awesome and u can probably run it on 1920x1600 or some rediculously high res!!! u get any pics of hl2 runnin on it!!
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Ok, I am installing it as we speak, so I will take a screenie oh so soon. BTW, my Monitor only supports 1600x1200..... So not that high of a res, sry.
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dont matter it will still look immense!!! is that aquamark score 65,592 or 65.592 i'm confused if it is the first one isn't that a bit low, i've seen someone with one 6600gt get that!
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LOL what size of a friggin screen you got!
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yeah i got 65000 in aquamrk and 6000 the first time in 3dmark05
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wow your all like leet!
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yeah i got 65000 in aquamrk and 6000 the first time in 3dmark05

It is odd, I got 71,000 in Aquamark3 with my dual 6600GTs. However, getting 18,888 in 3DMark03 I did not.
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hey, thats not too much of a increase for SLI
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