X1800XT Final Temps

By NFiltrateG4
Aug 19, 2006
  1. Hey guys I have recently posted on this forum. My final situation is this. I am totally scared to death about breaking this X1800XT i have. So I want it to be cooled efficiently w/o using aftermarket coolers or watercoolers. Basically jsut keep it stock. My temps on the videocard for me is 59c on idle and 85c on full power (Age of Empire III, and Quake 4 to name a few games). Am I safe at this temperature and have the default setting + stock cooler do its business? Or should I use ATI Tool to change the fan speed to 50-75percent full time?

    Oh and one more question. Will using ATI Tool and changing the speed of the fan might destroy my videocard quicker?
  2. Rage_3K_Moiz

    Rage_3K_Moiz Sith Lord Posts: 5,431   +28

    X1800 and X1900 cards usually run that hot. So it's not a problem. I myself have 2 X1900s and they run at around 80C on idle and 92C at full load. This is with watercooling installed(before u get any ideas :D).
    And yes, lowering the fan speeds will destroy it quicker since it will then overheat due to insufficient cooling.
  3. NFiltrateG4

    NFiltrateG4 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Oh no no on i didnt mean lower the fan speed lol. I meant raise it up from default speed to 75percent near full speed. Will raising the speed of the fan make the life of my videocard dwindle?
  4. i_am_a_newbie

    i_am_a_newbie TS Rookie Posts: 170

    Jesus christ that is blazing hot!
  5. Rage_3K_Moiz

    Rage_3K_Moiz Sith Lord Posts: 5,431   +28

    Yep. But u gotta love it for playing FEAR at 1600x1200 on High Settings. :D
  6. i_am_a_newbie

    i_am_a_newbie TS Rookie Posts: 170

    My monitor doesn't even support anything above 1024x768 :p
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