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Premonition
11th Jan 2008, 07:49 PM
my old 1650 pro video card is getting warning messages from ati control center for running to hot. Can i under clock the card to make it run cooler? The case isnt hot and airflow is decent. But the card gets hot. It doesnt have the error when i use a house fan and point it directly at the box.

I know it seems dumb... but im just looking for a cheap and easy fix before the card burns up.

Sirex
11th Jan 2008, 07:52 PM
the ati drivers have a simple 'over drive' in the CCC panels.

I know you can set the speeds in there to lower than spec, could give that a shot.

edit:
I dont have ccc installed but i think there is also an auto setup where it will do tests, i recommend the long one.
it will strain your card and see what speeds will keep it at a good temp.

All it does is
runs at stock, checks temp, adjusts speeds, waits, repeat until optimal temp.

Premonition
11th Jan 2008, 08:39 PM
cool, thanks for the advice... ill be sure to try that.

drunken_chef
12th Jan 2008, 02:09 AM
yes you can underclock your video card. pretty much any program that is used to overclock will work.