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    Default Re: New Build GA-EP45-DS3 + Q9550

    That's extremely warm. Does your GPU have the reference cooler? It's the single slot full coverage one with an impeller rather than a fan. What clock speeds does CCC report when you'r in 2D mode? It should be sitting at 500 core and 750 RAM. If it's not you could be suffering the reportedly fixed PowerPlay bug. If you launch a full screen 3D app, then exit it, does the GPU throttle back then?

    It sounds like your 140mm fan isn't receiving enough voltage to be able to start. I've had issues before where I adjusted a fan to just above the voltage it stalls at (~3.5V) and later found out that although it adjusts down to this voltage ok, it needs 4V + to actually start from cold.

    To get rid of the LED's, have a look on the back of the fan, where the wires run from the motor. You should see extra wire(s) for the LED's. I've successfully cut the LED supply wires on some fans and they work fine now, with no light. On some fans this might damage them though.
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    Default Re: New Build GA-EP45-DS3 + Q9550

    Yeah I will move it to the Pwr_Fan Header later and Im sure that will give it more juice cause I looked in BIOS and its only spinning at like 400RPM I think Its ment to be 800RPM so yeah. Also yes Its the reference cooler and no it does not throttle back at all on STOCK settings. I have never overclocked the GPU or GDDR. It used to trottle way back further than 500 core it was like 200 something. If manually addjust the frequency even only like 1mhz off stock it throttles back to 160Mhz Core and 250Mhz Ram in 2D mode. Even if I overclock it a little bit it throttles back. But not automagically or manually set to stock. Thats annoying. I guess Ill just leave it 5Mhz overclocked?

    EDIT: Would Running two (Duplicated) monitors 1 on each DVI output effect temps or any. I dont ever recall it getting to 90 before it was only like 80ish or something and this Lian Li Case has way better airflow than the Poseidon.

    This is the card I have
    Last edited by NimrodAUS; 07-18-2009 at 09:16 AM.
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    Default Re: New Build GA-EP45-DS3 + Q9550

    Well thats just bloody Great. It cant even handle 5Mhz overclock running Hearts. Screen Flickered and went black, now the F.king RAID array will varifying again all F.king day. Oh wanna here one thing good. I put the everything back to defaults in the CCC and now its throttling back to 160Mhz Core and 250Mhz Ram in 2D mode @ stock settings so Who knows. Im going to play golf Now. Not much else I can do with this f.ing damm computer for now. Stupid RAID 1. See you all again tonight.
    Lian Li PC-7F Chassis Black
    Gigabyte GA-X48-DS5 MB (Rev. 1.1 BIOS v.F8c)
    Gigabyte ODIN GT 800Watt PSU
    Intel Core2Quad Q9550 E0 @ 3.4Ghz @ 1.25vcore
    Noctua NH-U12P + AS5
    G.Skill 2X2GB F2-8500CL5D-4GBPK
    2 X ATI Radeon HD4850 512MB (Crossfired)
    Dell Ultrasharp 2209WA IPS
    2 X 1TB Seagate 7200.11 in RAID 1
    Pioneer DVR216 SATA DVD MultiDrive
    Windows 7 Ultimate X64 RC1 (Build 7232)
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    Gigabyte Poseidon Chassis
    Gigabyte GA-EP45-DS3 (Rev. 1.0 BIOS v.F9)
    ASUS Artic Square CPU Cooling with AS5
    Thermaltake TR2 RX 550Watt PSU
    Intel Core2Duo E8500 E0 @ 3.8Ghz @ 1.25vcore
    Corsair 2 X 2Gb XMS2 PC6400C5 DDR2
    NVIDIA GeForce 8800GT 512MB
    1 X Seagate 1TB 7200.12 + Seagate 750GB 7211.11
    Sony SATA DVD MultiDrive
    Windows 7 Ultimate X64 RC1 (Build 7232)
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    It's possible that two monitors could increase temps, but as so little of the GPU is actually used in 2D mode, coupled with (hopefully) lower clocks in 2D through Power Play, it would only be 3-5c on the stock cooler.

    Your intake fan not running at max may effect it. It certainly does for me, as the fan is slap bang opposite the card. Leaving it overclocked by 5MHz will be fine. If it fixes Power Play then it's definitely worth it.

    It sounds like, with some uprated cooling, you'd be able to get some significant performance gains with a modest overclock. As you can see, my card is happy to do 720 Core and about 1100 RAM, and never gets over 55c, even in summer. I'd expect a 700 core clock and 1100 RAM clock to give between 5 and 25 FPS, depending on the game and with an extra 25 being in older games. ArmA benefits by about 10 FPS from what I can see, and the minimum frame rate improves by 6 FPS.

    I can also confirm that on my board at least, the PWR_FAN header gives the full 12V. If connected to a SYS_FAN header, I think it's limited to 5V. I think all the fan headers should be 12V and PWM controlable. I have to use a molex to 3 pin converter for my rear fan, which makes my PSU cabling not as tidy as I want. I have to plug a molex set into the modular unit just for a bloody fan, forced to leave useless fan headers empty.

    ***Edit: Sorry to hear that your RAID got screwed again. The Power Play being fixed is good though. The overclock is either a voltage issue or down to cooling. If desired you can tune GPU Vcore slightly with a CCC profile (CCC adjusts this when using Auto Tune, so it's safe to do). Some brands of 4850 are deliberately fed the minimum voltage possible to reduce overclocking head room and force you to buy a pre-overclocked version. That kind of crap doesn't wash with me though. I flashed my card with an ASUS TOP BIOS before I even loaded my first game... Screw 'em!
    Last edited by Psycho101; 07-18-2009 at 09:40 AM.
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    Yeah I am running with the idea that its only putting out about 5v. Im sure the Pwr_Fan Will fix that problem. As for airflow its still super good in there even with the slow RPM. Also its a bottom mount PSU so the GPU is much higher up. Im thinking about mounting the ODIN GT upside down and see if that helps the HD4850 at all as its got a nice big fan on it. I just ran Fallout 3 and the card shot up to 625Mhz and after I clocked it went back to 160Mhz so I guess it was just the Two monitors thing. I unplugged it and now it works. Thats annoying. Worst case senario with the Front fan is I have a Molex to fan header adaptor but then I will be in your boat. A Molex set just for a fan. I really must take some pics of my setup as im pretty proud of the case layout at the moment. Ill do it tonight after this RAID is finished being gay.

    ATI HD4850 is now Idling at 47C (with a slight fan tweak). Still high but exceptable compared to what it was. 70ish.
    Last edited by NimrodAUS; 07-18-2009 at 09:51 AM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Psycho101 View Post
    ***Edit: Sorry to hear that your RAID got screwed again. The Power Play being fixed is good though. The overclock is either a voltage issue or down to cooling. If desired you can tune GPU Vcore slightly with a CCC profile (CCC adjusts this when using Auto Tune, so it's safe to do). Some brands of 4850 are deliberately fed the minimum voltage possible to reduce overclocking head room and force you to buy a pre-overclocked version. That kind of crap doesn't wash with me though. I flashed my card with an ASUS TOP BIOS before I even loaded my first game... Screw 'em!
    Yeah I wouldnt be suppried if this card I have is "Mininum Voltage feed" Its made by Dell?. It goes alright. I was just worred about the temps at idle and it not throttling. But it seems to be working now that Ive unplugged the other screen (which is annoying) but oh well. Ill just have to get a nice 24in 1080p Screen in the near future.
    Lian Li PC-7F Chassis Black
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    Gigabyte ODIN GT 800Watt PSU
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    Noctua NH-U12P + AS5
    G.Skill 2X2GB F2-8500CL5D-4GBPK
    2 X ATI Radeon HD4850 512MB (Crossfired)
    Dell Ultrasharp 2209WA IPS
    2 X 1TB Seagate 7200.11 in RAID 1
    Pioneer DVR216 SATA DVD MultiDrive
    Windows 7 Ultimate X64 RC1 (Build 7232)
    ------------------------------------------------
    Gigabyte Poseidon Chassis
    Gigabyte GA-EP45-DS3 (Rev. 1.0 BIOS v.F9)
    ASUS Artic Square CPU Cooling with AS5
    Thermaltake TR2 RX 550Watt PSU
    Intel Core2Duo E8500 E0 @ 3.8Ghz @ 1.25vcore
    Corsair 2 X 2Gb XMS2 PC6400C5 DDR2
    NVIDIA GeForce 8800GT 512MB
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    Your current idle temp of 46c is actually pretty good for the stock cooler. When first released, 4850's were a nightmare to overclock. People had to wait a while for RivaTuner to be updated to control the fan speed. AMD didn't bother adding fan control for it in CCC for a couple of months after release. GPU's running at over 105c loaded were common, and many were forced to disconnect one of the fan wires to force full speed manually.

    I've never seen a 4850 made by Dell before. Was it an OEM version out of a Dell machine? That usually indicates that they've used a custom BIOS, and in Dells they bias things toward power saving and cooling, so I bet you're getting a notch or two under the maximum Vcore. With your current temps, I'd not bother overclocking. They're in an OK range, but overclocking enough to make a differenct will make your GPU boil.

    You tend to find that GPU's are rated to about 120c before throttling kicks in. Having a few mates that are obsessed with Folding@Home has taught me that GPU vendors don't expect the card to be in 3D mode for more than 3-4 hours a day. I've seen alot of cards that are well under "safe" temps die after a few months of 24/7 use.
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    Yeah Its Idling at 46C with the fan on 35% so I still cant here it but its doing a better job then auto. I dont think the fan gets above 35% even when gaming on AUTO so I think its a safe place to be. Yeah it came out on Core I7 dell that I got for a customer. I just "optioned" it up a little. I though since I wasnt charging them anymore then What I payed for it and since it was basically just going to be a server they wont need the Hd4850 so i liberated it in place for my 7300Le from my old dell. I wasnt to interested in overclocking it anyway specially at those temps. Im just happy that the throttling is working again now its idle is just cruisy @ 160Mhz

    Now I have been thinking today. Would I get a good proformance boost from running 2 X HD4850's in Crossfire on my X48? Would it make any difference to Crysis or ARMA 2? or would I be better off getting the HD4890. (no overclocking in mind)

    UPDATE: Move Front 14cm Case Fan to Pwr_fan Header and it looks like the problem is solved. I placed the remaining LNA from the Noctua CPU Fan on it as it was a little loud. Dropped the revs from 800 to 650. Its all good. Theres Ship loads of air going through that case. Took a couple of photos, which I will post up soon. Just down at the inlaws place at the moment.
    Last edited by NimrodAUS; 07-18-2009 at 05:10 PM.
    Lian Li PC-7F Chassis Black
    Gigabyte GA-X48-DS5 MB (Rev. 1.1 BIOS v.F8c)
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    Intel Core2Quad Q9550 E0 @ 3.4Ghz @ 1.25vcore
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    ASUS Artic Square CPU Cooling with AS5
    Thermaltake TR2 RX 550Watt PSU
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    Default Re: New Build GA-EP45-DS3 + Q9550

    Quote Originally Posted by NimrodAUS View Post
    Now I have been thinking today. Would I get a good proformance boost from running 2 X HD4850's in Crossfire on my X48? Would it make any difference to Crysis or ARMA 2? or would I be better off getting the HD4890. (no overclocking in mind)
    CrossFire gets about 35% in reviews I've read but I think I have seen one with HD4850 that didn't go so well at X-bit labs.

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    Ok so I finally got around to taking a couple of photos. Case isnt as tidy as it was, Ive added an extra power lead for the Temp other HDD's and Rear e-SATA bracket. This MoBo would be totally perfect if it had e-sata built in. Or the Case for that matter. Anyway hope you all enjoy my setup.
    Lian Li PC-7F Chassis Black
    Gigabyte GA-X48-DS5 MB (Rev. 1.1 BIOS v.F8c)
    Gigabyte ODIN GT 800Watt PSU
    Intel Core2Quad Q9550 E0 @ 3.4Ghz @ 1.25vcore
    Noctua NH-U12P + AS5
    G.Skill 2X2GB F2-8500CL5D-4GBPK
    2 X ATI Radeon HD4850 512MB (Crossfired)
    Dell Ultrasharp 2209WA IPS
    2 X 1TB Seagate 7200.11 in RAID 1
    Pioneer DVR216 SATA DVD MultiDrive
    Windows 7 Ultimate X64 RC1 (Build 7232)
    ------------------------------------------------
    Gigabyte Poseidon Chassis
    Gigabyte GA-EP45-DS3 (Rev. 1.0 BIOS v.F9)
    ASUS Artic Square CPU Cooling with AS5
    Thermaltake TR2 RX 550Watt PSU
    Intel Core2Duo E8500 E0 @ 3.8Ghz @ 1.25vcore
    Corsair 2 X 2Gb XMS2 PC6400C5 DDR2
    NVIDIA GeForce 8800GT 512MB
    1 X Seagate 1TB 7200.12 + Seagate 750GB 7211.11
    Sony SATA DVD MultiDrive
    Windows 7 Ultimate X64 RC1 (Build 7232)
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