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03-28-2010, 10:24 PM
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Radeon 4870

Anyone have this video card?


I have a single slot version, which I regret buying now because it shoots hot air back into my case, so I keep my case open and my CPU cores aren't hot and are running under normal temps, but under load my GPU core tempature can hit around 95 c. with 100% fan speed.

My power supply is good too.


I know this is hot.. However all my other temperatures on my computer aren't hot and my case is open...

This only happens when I'm gaming in certain games like World at War and Call of Duty 4 with all graphics maxed out, the idle temp stays between 59c-64c no matter what speed the fan goes, even if the room is cold it will always hit that temperature.


Can this fry my video card? I know it shortens the life of my card, I'm fine with that.. I just don't want my card getting fried since it's pretty new.


What temperature can the 4870 handle?

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I could be wrong, but I think those are normal temps. You could always get an aftermarket cooler if you really want.

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I've got the 4850 and I run at 48 c doing nothing and at about 60-68 c running Dragon Age (Max Res and Highest settings) and Battlefield: Bad Company 2 (Max Res and Medium settings).

I was getting up to 69-75 c and I put in a second fan directly onto the card that dropped it.

I've been looking at SAPPHIRE Vapor-X Radeon HD 5750 1GB.

But I did some reading on some of the benchmark tests and 90 c seems right.

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With an idle temperature hovering around 80C, the heat is generated during work or rest.
Reference: http://benchmarkreviews.com/index.ph...&limitstart=13


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Well if the rest of the case is open and getting air then I guess i shouldn't worry.


But stilll.. it's hot.

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95c is reaching the upper limits. If I recall. I wold look into overclocking forums (http://www.overclockersclub.com/ is a good place to start looking).

If at worse you can't find the info make a thread.

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You could try throwing a different cooling solution on it, like... http://ncix.com/products/index.php?s...ctic%20Cooling

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so I keep my case open
That's typically a bad idea, as it disrupts the air flow design of the case.

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Radeons can usually take up to 90 (celsius) without problems. You can probably replace the crappy stock fan with a custom fan to lower the temperature (and noise) by 20-30 degrees tho.

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I've got the 4850 and I run at 48 c doing nothing and at about 60-68 c running Dragon Age (Max Res and Highest settings) and Battlefield: Bad Company 2 (Max Res and Medium settings).

I was getting up to 69-75 c and I put in a second fan directly onto the card that dropped it.

I've been looking at SAPPHIRE Vapor-X Radeon HD 5750 1GB.

But I did some reading on some of the benchmark tests and 90 c seems right.



Reference: http://benchmarkreviews.com/index.ph...&limitstart=13
I have the 4850 too, and this is typically for me too.

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