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Old Jan 19, 2007, 04:23 PM   #6
Radeon Volcanic Islands
Join Date: May 2003
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DarkPretender is still being judged by the masses


Found the problem.

First off, I did clean my case about a week ago but it never occurred to me my 6th month card might require cleaning. Popped open the hood and whoa...lots of dust.

Sprayed it with air, its maxing at 82 degrees. More importantly its not super loud. This will hold me off till the new heatsink arrives.

Moral of the story, dust really does matter...alot. We are talking 18 degrees cooler here.
System: AMD X2 4400+ Toledo (89w) running at 2.6ghz, x1900xt 512mb, Abit AT8 32x, TDK 8x DVD Burner, Samsung 16x DVD-ROM, 250 GB Western Digital SE, 40 GB Western Digital, Audigy 2 ZS, Speedlink 5.1 headset, Thermaltake Lanfire case.
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