Radeon 9800 pro high temp??

kemokim

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Hey,

i followed youre advice, and got the Saphire Radeon 9800 pro, i just added the Zalman ZM-80C cooler to it, and it runs great, iwe been running 3dmark03 and UT2004 and CS for about 6 hours straight,, i dont get any weird graphics errors or anything. but the zm-80c is getting VERY hot, to hot to touch..

now i know a 9800 pro should be used with the extra fan, but do i have to?? i mean if i dont get any weird artifacts issnt that a sign that it cools good enough?
 

Kronos

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Get the fan. That way you can insure your extra cooling with the knowledge cooler air is being circulated around your cards componets.

I want to die like my Grandfather...in my sleep...not screaming in terror like his passengers.