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Graphics Cards related queries here.

topgear

Super Moderator
Staff member
Re: All Graphics Cards related queries here.

I would like to know the ideal temperature for an 8600GT. My card runs @ 47-50C when idle.
At maximum load it sometimes touches almost 85C!
Here is the screenshot from Speedfan.

That's too hot. What's your Ambient Temp ??

It should be around 65-72C under load.
 

asingh

Aspiring Novelist
Re: All Graphics Cards related queries here.

@TopGear:
I think 85C is fine for the 8600GT. They were hot editions. Remember someone had it in their signature "I have a microwave..I have a 8600GT".
 

DarkDante

Journeyman
Re: All Graphics Cards related queries here.

should i get a 9800 now and wait for 6xxx/fermi or get a 5850 straitaway?:?
(offtopic:come over 2 channel krow more often!)
 

desiibond

Bond, Desi Bond!
Re: All Graphics Cards related queries here.

let's see.

if you buy 9800GT now for 5.5k and if Fermi that can compete with HD5850 is released in February for price tag of 18k.

By that time 9800GT second hand sale price will be around 3.5k?? In that case, you will be losing 2.5k. This means that you will be able to get better deal only if HD5850 price comes down to 12k or 13k, which I think is very much possible by March/April.

just my thought :)
 

topgear

Super Moderator
Staff member
Re: All Graphics Cards related queries here.

@TopGear:
I think 85C is fine for the 8600GT. They were hot editions. Remember someone had it in their signature "I have a microwave..I have a 8600GT".

Yup, their 1st generation card was notorious for heat generation but I've personally used a 8600GT from the same brand but it sytays around 68-72C under full load be when the ambient temp is around 36-38C ( summer days )..

Oh ya..dat was 'Nvidia' i guess...:))

^loool yea, signature was "xfx 8600GT Electric Stove Edition" :D:D

Yup, That was our forum member nvidia :p
 

warfreak

Talk to the hand!!!
Re: All Graphics Cards related queries here.

@topgear
The ambient temperature of my system is around 35-37c at idle periods and goes upto 40c max. I have a pretty decent cooling environment. A cooling fan at the front and one at the back and another at an angle to the graphics card so that the system doesnt get hot from the heatsink of the card. Sadly there is no provision to make wind blow through the North-southbridge chips and the RAM modules.
Here is the rest of my config:
Core2Duo E4400 (OCed to 2.6GHz)
2GB Ram 667 Mhz
3 7200 rpm Hdds Having a temperature of max 46c at maximum load.
8600GT (Core: 600Mhz Memory:750Mhz)
I havent OCed the graphics card since it is already been factory OCed.

BTW I cant seem to be able to upload the screenshot with the upload attachments tab :/
 

asingh

Aspiring Novelist
Re: All Graphics Cards related queries here.

^^ Put the image to imageshack, and post the link here, using the 'image embed' tool.
 

j1n M@tt

Cyborg Agent
Re: All Graphics Cards related queries here.

I was planning to buy Zotac GT 240. any other suggestions equivalent to it??

I just need it for HD playback and for causal gaming over the weekend on my home PC.

GT 240 hav CUDA + HDMI. and can say it hav DX10.1 and PhysX(even though not so useful :) ) also Zotac GT 240 comes with 3D vision glasses.
 

swap_too_fast

Broken In
msi 9400gt problem

i just bought msi nvidia 9400gt gfx card, i have installed gfx card first time in my life, i dont know the settings.......
the problem is that my pc getting freezed evry time i start it, the mouse can move but screen gets freezed, this is looking like the refreshing of screen getting far beyond slow, screen flashes after every 5-6 sec.

some times pc gets freezed after first 5-10 min of work, sometimes it gets freezed on the welcome screen,restart is the only option i have to use,
i replace thermal paste below the heatsink of cpu.....but problem not solved,

i installed new fresh windows ...but all the same.

my configuration is

MB: intel DG33BU

memory: 2GB DDR2

GFX card : MSI nvidia 9400gt 1gb DDR2
HDD: WD 160gb


tell me if it is PSU PROBLEM< SOME CARD REQUIRES PSU WITH HIGHER RATINGS>>>
plz suggest me the correct solution....or settings....if any

thanks in advance....

---------- Post added at 09:37 AM ---------- Previous post was at 09:29 AM ----------

i just bought msi nvidia 9400gt gfx card, i have installed gfx card first time in my life, i dont know the settings.......
the problem is that my pc getting freezed evry time i start it, the mouse can move but screen gets freezed, this is looking like the refreshing of screen getting far beyond slow, screen flashes after every 5-6 sec.

some times pc gets freezed after first 5-10 min of work, sometimes it gets freezed on the welcome screen,restart is the only option i have to use,
i replace thermal paste below the heatsink of cpu.....but problem not solved,

i installed new fresh windows ...but all the same.

my configuration is

MB: intel DG33BU

memory: 2GB DDR2

GFX card : MSI nvidia 9400gt 1gb DDR2
HDD: WD 160gb

plz suggest me the correct solution....or settings....if any

thanks in advance....
 
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damngoodman999

damnbadman666
Re: msi 9400gt problem

i just bought msi nvidia 9400gt gfx card, i have installed gfx card first time in my life, i dont know the settings.......
the problem is that my pc getting freezed evry time i start it, the mouse can move but screen gets freezed, this is looking like the refreshing of screen getting far beyond slow, screen flashes after every 5-6 sec.

some times pc gets freezed after first 5-10 min of work, sometimes it gets freezed on the welcome screen,restart is the only option i have to use,
i replace thermal paste below the heatsink of cpu.....but problem not solved,

i installed new fresh windows ...but all the same.

my configuration is

MB: intel DG33BU

memory: 2GB DDR2

GFX card : MSI nvidia 9400gt 1gb DDR2
HDD: WD 160gb


tell me if it is PSU PROBLEM< SOME CARD REQUIRES PSU WITH HIGHER RATINGS>>>
plz suggest me the correct solution....or settings....if any

thanks in advance....

---------- Post added at 09:37 AM ---------- Previous post was at 09:29 AM ----------

i just bought msi nvidia 9400gt gfx card, i have installed gfx card first time in my life, i dont know the settings.......
the problem is that my pc getting freezed evry time i start it, the mouse can move but screen gets freezed, this is looking like the refreshing of screen getting far beyond slow, screen flashes after every 5-6 sec.

some times pc gets freezed after first 5-10 min of work, sometimes it gets freezed on the welcome screen,restart is the only option i have to use,
i replace thermal paste below the heatsink of cpu.....but problem not solved,

i installed new fresh windows ...but all the same.

my configuration is

MB: intel DG33BU

memory: 2GB DDR2

GFX card : MSI nvidia 9400gt 1gb DDR2
HDD: WD 160gb

plz suggest me the correct solution....or settings....if any

thanks in advance....

Please mention ur processor & Monitor model name
 

amitjha

Broken In
Re: All Graphics Cards related queries here.

hey guys, need a quick suggestion, i want to buy a GFX Card and my budget is 6k.
My only requirement is that i shud be able to play COD4:modern warfare 2 at a decent enough resolution. So please suggest a decent GFX Card within my budget..
 

damngoodman999

damnbadman666
Re: All Graphics Cards related queries here.

hey guys, need a quick suggestion, i want to buy a GFX Card and my budget is 6k.
My only requirement is that i shud be able to play COD4:modern warfare 2 at a decent enough resolution. So please suggest a decent GFX Card within my budget..

Palit 9600GT 512MB 4.8K
Gigabyte 450watts - 2.5K
 

asingh

Aspiring Novelist
Re: msi 9400gt problem

my configuration is

MB: intel DG33BU

memory: 2GB DDR2

GFX card : MSI nvidia 9400gt 1gb DDR2
HDD: WD 160gb


tell me if it is PSU PROBLEM< SOME CARD REQUIRES PSU WITH HIGHER RATINGS>>>
plz suggest me the correct solution....or settings....if any

Which PSU..you have.
 
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