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Old November 15, 2011, 01:45 AM
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Default BattleField 3 on HD4850

Dear Linus, I am currently running an Intel Core 2 Quad Q8400 stock with a old HD 4850 512MB and 4GB of Ram... I can play the game fine on 1280x1024 60hz resolution with auto settings that is High on everything except for low texture quality , low terrain quality , Motion blur is on, Anisotropic filter is on 16x and ambient occlusion on HBAO.

I don't really feel any lag while playing the game but i noticed that the GPU temperature is well above 100 Celsius and can reach 108 Celsius at certain times.

Is this ok with HD4850 ? I heard many people saying it reaches 110 Celsius on full load, but i am abit scared of overheating this graphic card, any suggestions on this ?
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Old November 15, 2011, 01:58 AM
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I would say 100 degrees is WAY WAY too much, adjust your fan profiles with msi afterburner and try too keep it below 80.
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Old November 19, 2011, 12:21 PM
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Agreed with the fan profiles for MSI Afterburner. Also, you can install aftermarket cooling on it for a LOT lower temps.
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Old November 19, 2011, 01:24 PM
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Too hot. As others said, increase fan speed. If fan speed is high and the card is still hot you may need to clean the fan/heatsink inside, or take the heatsink off and re-apply some thermal compound.
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