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My ATI 1950XT runs so hot it's giving me aritifacts

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FalseMyrmidon
11-22-2007, 03:45 PM
http://falsemyrmidon.googlepages .com/ATIIssue.jpg
http://falsemyrmidon.googlepages .com/ATIIssue2.jpg

This issue didn't begin for me until a few months ago, prior to that it was fine.

Getting the same thing regardless of what game it is. It looks kind of like parts of the models are "stretching" to some point. It also depends on what angle you look at it from and it can also look different.

Issue persists across all games and drivers. I even tried on a fresh OS install on another partition with the same issue. The card is also running the stock clock settings on both the GPU and the memory.

Next I tried remounting the HSF on the card itself with fresh heat transfer compound (Artic Silver 5) but this saw no noticeable difference in the temperature levels.

The card idles at around 53 degrees Celsisus with the fan going full blast (which is about 5300 RPM).

http://falsemyrmidon.googlepages .com/ati1950overheat.jpg
Here's running a small 3d program to stress the card in an attempt to produce artifacts which did occur after running it for a few minutes. As you can see it's hitting about 75 Celsius under load with the fan running full blast.

First graph: Yellow line is GPU temp, teal line is enviroment temp (whatever that is).

Second graph is RPM of the fan

Third graph is what percentage of power the fan is running at. It's running at 100% power right now.


Does anyone have any advice or suggestions on what I can try or what the issue might be? Is the card just faulty some how?

Goshin
11-22-2007, 03:46 PM
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Anguish
11-22-2007, 03:47 PM
Change your cooling? Lower your room temperature?

FalseMyrmidon
11-22-2007, 03:48 PM
Change your cooling? Lower your room temperature?
Room temp is around 78 Farenheit so it's not like it's really hot or anything.

I'm running the stock cooling which worked fine in the past. Obviously the fact that there's an issue now means something has changed; the question is just what that something is.

Shadow(of)Death
11-22-2007, 03:54 PM
That is how ATI rolls.

Anguish
11-22-2007, 03:56 PM
That's 25 degrees celius?

Why is it so hot there =(

You sure a fan didn't lose some RPM's? those stock fans that come with a vid card suck. I've heard and personally had the fan just die. on both an old gf2 MX (it was PCI lol) and a two month old radeon 9800 pro.

FalseMyrmidon
11-22-2007, 04:01 PM
What can I say, Celsius is a crazy temperature system (or maybe it's that Fahrenheits is crazy).

I can hear and see it blowing. The hardware monitor I'm using also reports it as going.

http://img5.pcpop.com/ProductImages/Original/0/267/000267467.jpg

It's one of those deals where it takes up 2 shots.

Anguish
11-22-2007, 04:05 PM
Why is it so hot there! Room temp is like 22 !!#

not 25.

Maybe the heatsink lost a lil bit of contact?

Sparty
11-22-2007, 04:06 PM
My ATI 1900XT overheated like crazy. Got it October of 2006, by December of 2006 I was getting hardcore artifacts. Bane Grievver here had the same problem with the exact same model of card, he sent his under warranty, got a new one, I think problem started up again for him. I sent mine in 2 months ago, it didnt have any problems. Then again, ATI just mailed me a 2900 a week ago by accident.

This is what I experienced last year in WoW:
http://www.death-jesters.net/sparty/artifacts.jpg

I downloaded ATITool I think it was, and cranked my fan speed up and didnt really have any issues after that, though it sounded like a jumbo jet. I think the default fan speed on the cards is about 30%, and I'm not sure if it works half the time.

My suggestion would be to send the card in.

Sparty
11-22-2007, 04:07 PM
As well, the card idled at about 44 celsius, and during load was upto about 70. Running the graphic fan at 100% didnt really let it go over 52 or so and no artifacts at that point.

FalseMyrmidon
11-22-2007, 04:09 PM
Why is it so hot there! Room temp is like 22 !!#

not 25.

Maybe the heatsink lost a lil bit of contact?

I just remounted it myself and got similar temperatures. By remounted it I mean I unscrewed the whole thing, cleaned off the thermal goop, reapplied fresh stuff and screwed it back on.


That looks like the same exact thing I'm getting Sparty. Sometimes I get it to that level of severity as well. I guess I'll look into sending it back to ATI.

I think it's ATI Tray Tools you're thinking of. That's the thing that I'm using to force it to 100% fan.

Bane Grievver
11-22-2007, 04:11 PM
After a while it won't matter how fast your fan goes, if its still too hot, the card will warp and it will just get worse. If you're still under warranty, send it in ASAP. Go to their site and get an RMA.

Anguish
11-22-2007, 04:11 PM
Meh

that sucks... :/

Sparty
11-22-2007, 04:12 PM
After a while it won't matter how fast your fan goes, if its still too hot, the card will warp and it will just get worse. If you're still under warranty, send it in ASAP. Go to their site and get an RMA.

This man knows the truth, they tried to bull**** me out of a warranty when I still had a couple weeks to go.

FalseMyrmidon
11-22-2007, 04:16 PM
****, it's a Sapphire card, not ATI. Hope they have a warranty/RMA process.

Hurricane Harold
11-22-2007, 04:17 PM
****, it's a Sapphire card, not ATI. Hope they have a warranty/RMA process.

Uh, of course they do, so long as you're still within the time limit.

Bane Grievver
11-22-2007, 04:18 PM
****, it's a Sapphire card, not ATI. Hope they have a warranty/RMA process.

Quote from their site:

Sapphire VGA products carry a 2 year warranty with all enquires carried out through your initial place of purchase. This can only be carried out by the original purchaser Please contact your Dealer/Reseller for Warranty / RMA service. They will require proof of purchase which includes the original invoice/documentation.

FalseMyrmidon
11-22-2007, 04:20 PM
The heat sink or fan is designed to meet the requirements for reliability of the product and the warranty is rendered invalid if the product is dismantled or the heat sink or cooler fan are removed as this may causes damage to the GPU or ASIC device.

Sapphire Technology - warranty (http://www.sapphiretech.com/us/support/warranty.php)

Ruhroh, let's hope they can't tell the difference.

mrcheesy
11-22-2007, 04:47 PM
you can use atitool to up the fan speed (and or lower the clock speed), I did that for a week until it artifacted at max speed. I just bought a new card.

FalseMyrmidon
11-22-2007, 04:50 PM
I'd buy a new card but I just bought a new TV today and I don't want to spend another 500 or whatever.