6800 Ultra = 120 degrees C under load!!!!

By Fried_sushi
Jan 7, 2008
  1. Comp: 3.2 p4 prescott, 1 gb ram, wd hd, Aspire case, 400 watt psu, 6 total case fans (1x 120mm) and an andy samuri cpu cooler (120mm).

    This card used to run about 70-80 max under load and then I went away from gaming and computers for some time. When I decided to play some cs:s my comp kept locking up, but only for a short while(30-45 secs) so I didnt think much of it. Well it got worse until I decided to check into the problem. I found that my video card is now idling at 70-80 c and its exceeding 110 every time under load. My first thought was that the fan was off. Nope. But the air comming out was HOT. So I turn to these forums. I've been around comps for a while and have a few, but I havent experienced this ever. Any ideas?
  2. Didou

    Didou Bowtie extraordinair! Posts: 4,274

    Is the heatsink still making proper contact with the GPU ? Has the fan's speed lowered or stayed the same ? Any overclocking involved ?
  3. Fried_sushi

    Fried_sushi TS Rookie Topic Starter

    The heatsink is still properly connected, i dont kno if the speed is the same. How do i check? Its the BFG OC version. I've tried changing the clocks lower but it still overheats. Is it dieing?
  4. Didou

    Didou Bowtie extraordinair! Posts: 4,274

    If the card is still under warranty & you've done everything in your power (without voiding the warranty) to fix the problem but it still does not work, you should send the card in for repair/replacement.
  5. Fried_sushi

    Fried_sushi TS Rookie Topic Starter

    I got it in 04, so its def out of warranty. I love how stuff breaks right after the warranty... Anyways, looking toward the future. I need a new card and it needs to be cheap (>$130), AGP 8x, and able to run stable.

    I found this:
    Radeon X1650GT 512MB 128-bit GDDR3 AGP 8X IceQ Turbo

    Is this card good? Whats a better option?
  6. CCT

    CCT TS Evangelist Posts: 2,653   +6

    The BFG 6800 GT O/C sold with a Lifetime Warranty.

    Since it is out-of-stock, you should be given a replacement Free!

    What I suspect is that your heat exchanger vents are plugged with crud. Detach the casing on the heat sink and clean the fan and vents.
  7. Fried_sushi

    Fried_sushi TS Rookie Topic Starter

    really dude? I got out the compressed air last night, went to town on all the dust. Completely cleaned out the whole computer. No change. 120c then it locks the comp up. I'm off to the BFG website!
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