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    Default X1600 XT normal temperature range please

    Hi, I need to know the normal temperature range for a Sapphire ATI Radeon X1600 XT PCIExpress 256MB. I'm using Lavalys Everest Ultimate to monitor my system temperatures such as HDD, Processor and GPU. The GPU temperature gives me 55-57 °C (HDD 46°C, Processor 53°C) when not running any 3D Game such as Doom3, Quake4 and Final Fantasy XI (this is what I play more with all effects up). I do not use ATI CC, I just installed the Display Driver. Now, when I play FFXI in a crowded area, the GPU temperature is up to 65 °C. My system case is very well cooled but my PSU gives me 12V @19A, I read some threads saying that it should be 25A** but I just want to make sure if it's because of the PSU my GPU gives me that temperature because buying one of the recomended PSU is quite hard and expensive in my country, unfortunately I cant get those at same prices as in US.

    Another question... how reliable are those software like ATI Tray Tools and ATITool to configure the GPU fan speed?

    My system spec.:

    DualCore Intel Core 2Duo E6300 1866MHz
    Motherboard Intel Isleton D946GZIS
    Chipset Intel Broadwater i946GZ
    System Memory 1024 MB (DDR2-667 DDR2 SDRAM)
    Video Adapter Sapphire RADEON X1600 XT (256 MB)
    3D Accelerator ATI Radeon X1600 XT (RV530)
    Monitor ViewSonic VA1912w Series [19" LCD]

    PSU EDGE Systems AF-B400E 20/24pin (somewhat a generic PSU)
    AC Input 115V 60Hz 6A / 230V 50Hz 3A
    Output 400W
    **12V 19A
    **5V 28A
    **3.3V 15A
    -12V 0.8A
    -5V 0.5A
    **5VSB 2A

    If you need more info, please let me know.

    Thanks in advance.

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    65c isnt that dangerous. Ive seen cards hit 90c without damage. Anything below 70c is definitely safe, below 60c is quite good and below 50 is a beautiful thing. So I dont think your temp* is that bad......I would however have another look at that PSU, especially if running that C2D. I would recommend you invest in another PSU before you have more issues. I believe the Enermax unit in my sig would be up to the job. And you would most likely see a drop in temps as well.

    You have your card listed twice.... are you running crossfire? If so maybe that Enermax wouldnt handle that but a stronger version would.

    refering to load temps*
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    Thanks for the info and quick response. I'm not running Crossfire, sorry. I'm thinking of buying a new PSU but I'm still looking for a US online store that can sell/send their products to international customers.

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    where are you located?
    Biostar TP45HP--E8400 (450*9 1.3v) Zalman CNPS9700--2x2GB Mushkin 6400 @ 900 Mhz 5.5.5.15--SATA2 500Gb 32mb SATA 160Gb 16mb--2x HIS 4850 ICEQ4-- Coolermaster HAF 932--Corsair TX750W--Vista Ultimate x64

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    Mexico and most US online stores do not sell to other countires than US and Canada. Here you get computer parts at a higher price that US, sometimes you get the same thing for a lower price even if you pay import and shipping fees.

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    mine hits much higher temps. idle-ing at 62C and topping 103C...dunno what to do about it.

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    stop using it and i would look into y its getting that hot ....
    Little bit of this little bit of that....

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    i still have the warranty, so if it burns out, i'll just send it.....
    besides, i've never overclocked it or used it in any other way than recomended.
    and i NEED my computer working at full power, i can't switch to the on-board video, which is a piece of ****, it's an Intel® GMA 950. not my idea of a graphics board.
    thanks anyway, waiting for some info on why it overheats.


    Intel Pentium 4 630, 3000 MHz (15 x 200)
    Asus P5LD2-VM (2 PCI, 1 PCI-E x1, 1 PCI-E x16, 4 DDR2 DIMM, Audio, Video, Gigabit LAN)
    Intel Lakeport-G i945G
    1024 MB (DDR2-667 DDR2 SDRAM)
    Sapphire RADEON X1600 XT (256 MB)(RV530)
    Realtek ALC882/D/M @ Intel 82801GB ICH7 - High Definition Audio Controller [A-1]
    Maxtor 6L250S0 (250 GB, 7200 RPM, SATA)

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