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Old 06-02-09, 06:50 PM
Ruszek83 Ruszek83 is offline
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Far Cry 2 overheats my 9800GX2

My XfX 9800GX2 Black Edition gets so hot that it crashes whole system forcing me to restart...

I use Riva Tuner and i force fan speed to 100%= ~3200rpm, but temperature keeps climbing until it gets at 103c and then my system crashes.

Idle temp in Windows = 70c and the maximum i got was 103c= sys.crash.

I use 181.22 drivers in windows Vista x86.

4Gb ddr2

Q6600 @ 3,2GHz

750W Corsair PSU

and LOTS of airflow in my Chasis

I really dont know what is the issue... anyone please?

I am so desperate... Please help!!!

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Old 06-02-09, 06:56 PM
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Do you have a build up of dust within your rig? Check the fan on your GX2 and if it does have a large build up of dust then that's the cause. You can remove it with a can of compressed air. Try to get between the fan blades so it blows out dust build up on the heatsink too.
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Old 06-02-09, 07:04 PM
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I used Dyson Vacum cleaner which could suck soul out of me if i put it against my ear !

there is no particle of dust in there... that must be something else.... Thx for a good reply tough.

BTW. I use 22" 1600x1050 if it is any help...
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Old 06-02-09, 07:13 PM
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Are you sure it's the card crashing? Far Cry 2 has a memory leak issue that means it always falls over after about an hours play. I've got 2GB of RAM and it takes about 45 mins. My brothers 8800GT SLI system has 4GB of RAM and it takes maybe an hour and a half.

But it always falls over eventually.

Not that I'm suggesting 103c is a sensible temperature.
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Old 06-02-09, 07:40 PM
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Nah... that is not the issue... "unfortunetly".

My whole system crashes EVERY time temp riches 103c´so that must be IT.

I just splited my Graphcard to pieces and assambled it again just to be 110% sure thater weren't any dust blocks and stuff... gonna try it again...

BTW. I think 70c-72c IDLE in windóws is ALOT...
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Old 06-02-09, 07:57 PM
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Are you sure it's the card crashing? Far Cry 2 has a memory leak issue that means it always falls over after about an hours play. I've got 2GB of RAM and it takes about 45 mins. My brothers 8800GT SLI system has 4GB of RAM and it takes maybe an hour and a half.

But it always falls over eventually.

Not that I'm suggesting 103c is a sensible temperature.
I played far cry 2 for over 6 hours many times (boredom) and never crashed.

Have you ever disassembled the card before this happened?

If you have then you may have ruined something cooler related.
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Old 06-02-09, 07:59 PM
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70 idle??!!

Jesus.
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Old 06-02-09, 08:00 PM
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70 idle??!!

Jesus.
That's what my 8400GS used to idle at. Note how it was heatsink only...
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Old 06-02-09, 08:20 PM
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YES ! Jesus Christ and his mother Holly Marry ! I know... ok .. for Some Unknow reason after i splitted my Card to small pieces and assambled again, i get maximum of 88c which is 15c below the temp before! That is one of the small mysteries of this universe... i guess i screwed it better back together then the XfX did :P

Well.. for now problem is solved i guess... but i will update thread if anything changes...

BTW. IDLE is still 72c
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Old 06-02-09, 08:59 PM
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Watch the language mate :/

What thermal paste did you use on the core contact surface? Should make some serious difference in temps.
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