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Sapphire X1950pro pci-e running hot.

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Is it normal for this card to run in the 50s when idle and then right upto low 100s when under strain.

Sat here now its running at 47 degrees. After 1/2 hour or so of Armed Assault the card is running at 102-104 degrees. Seems a little hot to me.

Can anyone with the same card clear this up for me?
 
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I got 3 fans in my case in total. front fan, cpu fan and the one on the x1950.

Just give the heat sink a real clean but could do with some compressed air tbh.

Still running at 50degrees at moment but fan aint running at 100%. Will report back after some gaming.
 
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Yeh exhaust fan/case fan sorry.

Seems a clean did it good. ten minutes and it still running at 46 degrees.

Thanks a lot!
 
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The 50's are perfectly fine for idle, thats normal, my old x1800 XT used to idle about 54-54, but underload was around 74-76, over 100 underload is way to hot, is the fan definately picking up speed the hotter it gets.

Ahh sorted, nice one. :)
 
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no it never but i have the HIS card if that makes any difference. i have no reason to lie do i....... i also have decent cooling and ran my vga fan at 100%

you also might want to check what temps the fan picks up speed, i'm quite sure mine never went above 30 odd % until it hit 70c according to the bios.
 
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