Overheating - GF6600GT v. ATI 9600XT

By Eski
May 25, 2005
  1. Had a nightmare time, purchased Lego Star wars for my son. Had to upgrade to the 6600GT, but constantly overheated. Upgrade PSU to 400w, tested with 3dmark, still siezed up. SHould I try to change to an ATI 9600XT. Looking at this forum it seems to have same problems?!
    Could I go for an older card such as the 5200 or 9550? Will these handle Star Wars and it's pixel shading??

    Advice appreciated.
  2. vnf4ultra

    vnf4ultra TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,388

    What's overheating, the card, cpu, or power supply? If the card is overheating, it has issues, and should be exchanged under warranty. What temp is it or how do you know it's too hot?
  3. Tedster

    Tedster Techspot old timer..... Posts: 6,000   +15

    I would never get a graphics board that didn't have a fan built in. That's asking for trouble.

    Of course you could add a fan and heat sink to your GPU but that's more trouble than it's worth in my opinion.
  4. Eski

    Eski TS Rookie Topic Starter

    All sorted

    Thanks guys, it turned out it was the GF6600GT overheating. Now have an ATI 9800 pro, not quiet as zippy (for some reason the memory clock is running at 338 instaed of the speced 700), but is not overheating and is handling Lego Star Wars for my son fine.

    For the advice
  5. AtK SpAdE

    AtK SpAdE TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,495

    That is because the advertised speeds include the DDR memory enhancements. That number you have is the real clock speed.
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