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How do i find out how much of my psu is being used with geforce 6800?

By tyleronline · 62 replies
Sep 11, 2005
  1. tyleronline

    tyleronline TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 66

    o.k i just ran a game again and it crashed after about two minutes! i disabled fastwrites like you said. i didnt even get enough time to check the CPU temps.I wouldnt have thought it would overheat this fast?regards
  2. joemailey

    joemailey TS Rookie Posts: 33

    if you were running the game not that long b4 you tried it again yes it would happen again an again if u do it like 1hr later etc.
  3. Merc14

    Merc14 TS Rookie Posts: 171

    SuperPI is just a rewrite of the old supercomputer program that runs PI out to 32million characters. You can run it to 16000 places, or 2 mill. or 4 mill. etc. up to 32 mill. Download here and run it out to 8 million and see what temps your CPU hits http://files.extremeoverclocking.com/file.php?f=36 . You don't need mobo monitor if you have some other CPU temp monitor. Super PI runs in like 8 minutes to 8 million places. It should run your CPU up to 100%
  4. tyleronline

    tyleronline TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 66

    I ran super pi at 32 million and the cpu usage only went upto about 60%. the temperature of the cpu is currently at about 45.I tried running more programs at the same time but i can only get the cpu usage to about 80%. I think im running the super pi program right i just go onto it click calclate then 32 million and it starts up.is this right?regards
  5. Merc14

    Merc14 TS Rookie Posts: 171

    If you have hyperthreading on it may show differently. When I run it on my wife's P4 it runs at 50% in both windows in Task Manager.

    Yes that is how you run it. It just starts kicking out iterations in the window. It should run the CPU at 100% though. If the GPU warning is on in the utility that came with your video card then it could be that overheating alarm going off. I think Riva tuner has a monitor for GPU temp built in that will stay stuck to the desktop while a game is running. http://www.guru3d.com/rivatuner/

    Either way, I'd take off the NV5 and clean off the GPU with some 99% alcohol (rubbing alcohol from the drug store) and then remount the NV5 with just a dollop of thermal paste about the size of half a grain of rice in the center of the GPU. Too much thermal paste will actually insulate the GPU from the heatsink rather than connecting them more closely together and raise temperatures. After the remount try to run a game again.
  6. joemailey

    joemailey TS Rookie Posts: 33

    Vidoe card over heating would beep for ever.

    long beep comes from the bios is when the bios detects the CPU has over heated.

    and the GPU temp was @ 35*C earlier which under heavy stress it shouldnt rise to 115*C. read below mate ur card is fine.

    I got an answer from the Gigabyte Tech Support, they answered in <1 hour, respect!
    That is what they answered:

    Here are the normal Temps. :

    Idle 65-75°C
    Load 85-95°C
    Max 115°C
  7. tyleronline

    tyleronline TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 66

    In the monitoring software included with my Graphics card it lists the core slowdown temperature as being 135 c. So Iam pretty sure that it cant be the graphics card overheating as the temps never rise above about 40 c now I have the new arctic cooler.So I think it must be the CPU overheating on me. Unless anyone can think of anything else, but I am quite close to giving up.I shall try using a house fan on the CPU again, but the temps are allready quite low (about 60 c maxiumum).I don think this is too hot? Regards
  8. Merc14

    Merc14 TS Rookie Posts: 171

    Two things could be going on:
    1. The CPU was permanently damaged by the heat from earlier.
    2. If you can run SuperPI and other programs without failure but a game causes system crashes then look to the game as the problem. How many programs cause the sysetm to crash now? As I remember you were having freezes and BSODs all the time. Things seem to be limited to just a couple or just one program as of now and it is a crash right, not a BSOD.

    If you suspect the CPU then pull off the HSF and apply some Arctic Silver and reattach it. Sometimes that is all it takes.
  9. joemailey

    joemailey TS Rookie Posts: 33

    But still the game would cause the pc to crash but it shouldnt make a beeping noise.

    beep = cpu temp.

    and some games are more intenvise than a lot of software. these days.

    playing for long time 20mins+ cpu is getn warmer and warmer. so u'll need superpi to run for say 1hr start the game up to then hit Alt+Tab to switch bk to you screen minimising the game. and then keep an eye on you temps.
  10. tyleronline

    tyleronline TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 66

    The only programs that cause the system to crash are games.im not sure what you mean by BSOD.
    the two games that crash are:Splinter Cell Pandora Tomorrow and Age of empires 3 demo.i can play deus ex invisible war perfectly at the highest settings for many hours without a single crash.what does this mean? could it be a game setting? i shall try to test more games new and old.regards
  11. tyleronline

    tyleronline TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 66

    O.K I have downloaded the battlefield 2 demo and have just been playing that for the past hour and a half without any crashes.I had the graphics settings on high.What does this mean? Battlefield 2 i thought to be a very demanding game so whats going on? The temps were good Cpu about 55-60 and the GPU 35-40 throughout the gameplay.any thoughts?
  12. joemailey

    joemailey TS Rookie Posts: 33

    No i dear

    thats a tuff one lol

    you changed anything in the passed few dayz to your pc?
  13. Merc14

    Merc14 TS Rookie Posts: 171

    Your CPU temps are still a little high. I would take off the Zalman cooler and clean off the trhermal paste that is on the CPU with some alcohol. Then reapply a proper amount of good thermall paste and reattach the Zalman. Yo'll probably se a 10c drop in temps.
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