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Thread: Help! My PC consumes graphics cards at an alarming rate...




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    Wow I really hope that core voltage is incorrect...actually it has to be, your computer would have crashed long ago if it was only getting 1.417v when it needs 1.525v.

    Also, MBM will not get you the temps of your video card. Those are in your display settings.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Soulburner
    Wow I really hope that core voltage is incorrect...actually it has to be, your computer would have crashed long ago if it was only getting 1.417v when it needs 1.525v.

    Also, MBM will not get you the temps of your video card. Those are in your display settings.
    Theres no such settings in my FX5600 properties either. Where are you finding them? Ive gotr the Det45's

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    There is a tab for it......maybe yours doesn't have that feature? Try installing Coolbits?

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    Already have and use Coolbits, this is what I get

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    Looks like your card doesn't have the feature. I know it is not 5900 only, as I have seen a user with a 5600 talking about the temperatures reported on that tab.

    Here's mine.

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    man, thats wierd, im so sorry, i had a dell 1ghz with 4 hdd's 2 cd-roms a tv-capture card, firewire card, SB live! and a Ti4200 OC'd from 250/500 to 300/550 the case had NO fans... and i didnt blow up the card once... it might be a PSU prob. but u dont seam to have any high draw from ur pc.. did u seat the card in correctly?? what about any wires like a mollex connector might have touched the card? any lose metal? or a zip-tie end maybe got caught in the fan? what about drivers r u current? cant think of anything other then RELLY RELLY BAD LUCK, what kind of mobo do you have? is the pc pre-built or do u have axx to bios settings, maybe ur voltages is wrong or agp is set bad, what about agp apature size, i dont know if that makes a diff.
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    Cheers for the reply, ZeroCool, Hopefully Sandra has all the answers to your techie questions...

    The PC was pre-built, the cards were definately inserted correctly with the little lever thing properly clicked in place and nothing interfering with the fan (there are 2 empty slots under the graphics card). I always use a static wrist strap clipped onto the casing whenever I remove any cards.

    My video driver is nv4_mini.sys version 6.14.10.4523 (I'm sure it's the latest as I only downloaded it last weekend)

    My Motherboard is a Micro-Star International MS-6533 with SiS 64X/65X chipset.

    The AGP (4x) has an aperture size of 64MB

    Voltages are now reading:

    +12V (+11.55V) +5V (+5.06V) Core (1.47V) I/O (+3.33)
    -12V (-11.71V) -5V (-4.95V)
    Intel P4 2.53GHz
    MS-6533 (SiS 64X/65X)
    2X256MB Ram
    GeForce FX5600 (while it lasts)
    80GB HD
    Windows XP (home edtion)
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    I ran 3DMark2001SE first with the cover on then with the cover off and noted the temperatures at the end.. (score was a disappointing 8195 :cry: Actually, the score doesn't bother me too much as I'm perfectly happy with gaming performance)

    Cover On:
    Main Board 38 DegC
    CPU1 48.5 DegC
    HDD1 36

    Cover Off:
    Main Board 32.0 DegC
    CPU1 42.5 DegC
    HDD1 36



    How do those temperatures compare with other Tweak Towners systems? Do you there is enough of a difference to warrant taking steps to improve cooling? If so, what do you recommend? I can't leave the cover off as it's playing havoc with my TV!
    Intel P4 2.53GHz
    MS-6533 (SiS 64X/65X)
    2X256MB Ram
    GeForce FX5600 (while it lasts)
    80GB HD
    Windows XP (home edtion)
    erm.. Tweetie Pie Mousemat

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    Those temperatures are fine but BIOS temp readings are almost never as accurate as you would like.

    I don't think the cards are dying from heat......and the voltages look fine too (except that core, but that may be wrong....should be 1.55v, thats your CPU).

    What is your AGP voltage set at in BIOS? It should be 1.5v.

    FX5900 - 3DMark2001 [20,566] - 3DMark2003 [7,281] - Aquamark3 [56,694]
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    Again, please excuse my ignorance, where do I get this info from.. Is there a utility in Sandra?
    Intel P4 2.53GHz
    MS-6533 (SiS 64X/65X)
    2X256MB Ram
    GeForce FX5600 (while it lasts)
    80GB HD
    Windows XP (home edtion)
    erm.. Tweetie Pie Mousemat

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