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  • How hot can a XFX 7600GT AGP 256 DDRR get....

    before its in trouble.The fan still spins ,but it's on it's last legs,XFX is sending me a new fan.Playing COD4 it's getting almost mid 70's,when i first got the card it was running to about mid 60's.Is there something better to cool this card other then stock fan,that's cheap and not alot of #$%^%$ around with?Is this card running normal temps?

    How hot can I let this card run?

    I think this is a great card for a AGP.

    Thanks
    P4 - 3.0 HT
    Acer 223w 22"
    XFX 7600GT 256 DDR3 AGP,ATI 650HD TV Tuner Card
    Asus - P4S800
    Kingston 2G 3200 DDR
    Western Digital 80G,Seagate 200G
    X-FI Extreme Music,Logetic X-530
    Thermaltake TR2-430w
    XP Pro

    COD4 "DirtyHarry44"

  • #2
    Re: How hot can a XFX 7600GT AGP 256 DDRR get....

    60-70 C is quite normal for video cards nowadays. Unless your temperature startings hitting 90+ C, I wouldn't worry too much about it.

    If you want to get better cooling, browse your local computer hardware store or online (like NewEgg). Coolers usually require a slot or more of room and are made of aluminum and/or copper fins with a fan. They'll run you anywhere from $30 to $100 for a decent to "great" one.
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    • #3
      Re: How hot can a XFX 7600GT AGP 256 DDRR get....

      Ok.......but seems to start lagging a bit when it gets hot.Yeah i have no idea about coolers.

      Are u familiar with this one.



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      P4 - 3.0 HT
      Acer 223w 22"
      XFX 7600GT 256 DDR3 AGP,ATI 650HD TV Tuner Card
      Asus - P4S800
      Kingston 2G 3200 DDR
      Western Digital 80G,Seagate 200G
      X-FI Extreme Music,Logetic X-530
      Thermaltake TR2-430w
      XP Pro

      COD4 "DirtyHarry44"

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      • #4
        Re: How hot can a XFX 7600GT AGP 256 DDRR get....

        That's a pretty tall passive cooler. I don't recommend passive coolers unless you know you get plenty of airflow past the heatpipes in the lower part of your case.

        You also have to consider if you can even close the side panel of you case after you've installed that heatsink. Some cases don't have a good clearance space above the expansion card space.

        I recommend any of the following VGA coolers:

        1) Vantec Copper HSF

        2) Zalman VF700-CU 2 Copper HSF

        3) SilenX IXG-80C Copper HSF

        The first one might not require a open PCI slot, but the other two will require the next PCI slot over be empty.
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        • #5
          Re: How hot can a XFX 7600GT AGP 256 DDRR get....

          I think my bfg 7600gs died when it hit around 75-80 C. The stock fan was almost dead though so...

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          • #6
            Re: How hot can a XFX 7600GT AGP 256 DDRR get....

            Thanks Acreo for steering me in the right direction.Anyone one of you still have AGP?I wish I had the money to do the big pci express switch over,be cool


            Thanks guys
            P4 - 3.0 HT
            Acer 223w 22"
            XFX 7600GT 256 DDR3 AGP,ATI 650HD TV Tuner Card
            Asus - P4S800
            Kingston 2G 3200 DDR
            Western Digital 80G,Seagate 200G
            X-FI Extreme Music,Logetic X-530
            Thermaltake TR2-430w
            XP Pro

            COD4 "DirtyHarry44"

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            • #7
              Re: How hot can a XFX 7600GT AGP 256 DDRR get....

              i think that's a bit hot for an older agp card but i could be wrong.


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              • #8
                Re: How hot can a XFX 7600GT AGP 256 DDRR get....

                Originally posted by Canadianguy View Post
                Thanks Acreo for steering me in the right direction.Anyone one of you still have AGP?I wish I had the money to do the big pci express switch over,be cool


                Thanks guys
                My old gaming rig (now my sister's) uses a eVGA 7600GS AGP8x card. I've recorded and seen the temps hit 75 C on load. On idle the thing would float at 60 C.

                Of course, I doubt it has as good of a cooler as your BFG card does. Mines only had a square aluminum "mini" heatsink with a small 40mm fan on it. No memory sinks (open air). I never bothered wasting another $30 on it seeing how I was saving for a new rig (and it could barely play 2142 at 1280 x 1024).

                I have heard a good cooler and you could overclock the core and memory past 7600GT speeds. I'm guessing with your GT, you could get 7800GS speeds (minus the lack of 4 extra pipelines).

                Oh and make sure you dust out your components. I've had my card hit 90 C a few times because the fan fins were clogged with dust (cheap case with no intake filters).
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                • #9
                  Re: How hot can a XFX 7600GT AGP 256 DDRR get....

                  Ditto for dusting it out. If you haven't done this, then you really should, even if the temps seem normal. The last time I dusted, I was about a year inbetween, then I vacuumed out my pc...it was horrid in there. Everything ran faster/quieter/cooler afterwards.
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                  • #10
                    Re: How hot can a XFX 7600GT AGP 256 DDRR get....

                    ive got the same card as you (new build soon i hope) and my idle temps are high 40s with gaming around 60-65. 75 doesnt sound too bad but its defiantly running hot and an aftermarket cooler might be exactly what the doctor ordered :)

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                    • #11
                      Re: How hot can a XFX 7600GT AGP 256 DDRR get....

                      I just picked a VF700-AICu up at my friends store,he just happen to have this in stock.Don't know the diff between this one,the baby of the one u mentioned.The specs seem the same but noticed this one is a little lighter in weight.Any tips or tricks for installing this looked pretty straight forward.But I did read somewhere that the heat sinks might not fit,and something about trimming them is that a good idea?Do you even need them?,The compound that comes with these okay to?

                      Sorry for all the questions

                      Thanks again.
                      Last edited by Canadianguy; 11-11-2008, 09:31 PM.
                      P4 - 3.0 HT
                      Acer 223w 22"
                      XFX 7600GT 256 DDR3 AGP,ATI 650HD TV Tuner Card
                      Asus - P4S800
                      Kingston 2G 3200 DDR
                      Western Digital 80G,Seagate 200G
                      X-FI Extreme Music,Logetic X-530
                      Thermaltake TR2-430w
                      XP Pro

                      COD4 "DirtyHarry44"

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                      • #12
                        Re: How hot can a XFX 7600GT AGP 256 DDRR get....

                        Originally posted by Canadianguy View Post
                        I just picked a VF700-AICu up at my friends store,he just happen to have this in stock.Don't know the diff between this one,the baby of the one u mentioned.The specs seem the same but noticed this one is a little lighter in weight.Any tips or tricks for installing this looked pretty straight forward.But I did read somewhere that the heat sinks might not fit,and something about trimming them is that a good idea?Do you even need them?,The compound that comes with these okay to?

                        Sorry for all the questions

                        Thanks again.
                        Depending on how close the memory chips are to the GPU, you may have to trim one or a few of the memory heatsinks.

                        Usually, you shouldn't have to do any of that if the graphics board is laid out well. I don't have a reference image of your specific graphics board, so I couldn't tell you any specifics.

                        Just be careful when you take out the old heatsink assembly. Make sure you save the old one just in case.
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                        • #13
                          Re: How hot can a XFX 7600GT AGP 256 DDRR get....

                          Use Rivatuner to manually turn the fans to 100 percent.
                          Its easy and works on startup.

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                          • #14
                            Re: How hot can a XFX 7600GT AGP 256 DDRR get....

                            Originally posted by jOHNNYdOUBE View Post
                            Use Rivatuner to manually turn the fans to 100 percent.
                            Its easy and works on startup.
                            He could do that if he doesn't mind have lots of fan noise while sitting at his computer.

                            Personally, I try to cut down on whatever noise I can and usually a better idea to leave the fan thermally controlled versus always on max (might prolong the lifespan of the fan).
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                            SSDs I Own: Kingston HyperX 3K (240 GB), Samsung 840 Pro (256 GB), Samsung 840 EVO (250 GB), Samsung 840 x 2 (120 GB), Plextor M5S (120 GB), OCZ Vertex (30 GB)

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                            • #15
                              Re: How hot can a XFX 7600GT AGP 256 DDRR get....

                              I got water blocks cuz' i got sick of the fan noise.
                              I had it at 60 for startup and was quiet on twin 3870's.

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