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Why game menu heats GPU more than game play?

Discussion in 'ATI' started by Lou, Jun 9, 2004.

  1. Lou

    Lou Guest

    I was running some games like UT2004 and BFV to see how hot my 9800 Pro
    would get (thermistor at the base of the heat sink) and then noticed that
    when I left the games on the menu screens the temps showed higher than when
    playing the game. This is on an Athlon 64 3400 with 1GB PC3200.
    I thought the menu graphics would be a lot less processing for the GPU and
    run lower temps but it seems to be the opposite in these games. Running the
    3DMark tests does not seem to heat up the card more than the game play
    either. Maybe because the pauses in action lets the GPU cool down?
    What game setup, demo or program would be best for testing the max temp of
    VGA cards?

    Lou
     
    Lou, Jun 9, 2004
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  2. Lou

    AseStar Guest

    how about 3dmark in demo or loop mode?
     
    AseStar, Jun 9, 2004
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