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Originally Posted by PLeXuS4200;13636058 
Might be important to note (although this problem has been going on a lot longer) but I added 2 little 4" UV cclf's for my tubing and when I turn them on my card goes haywire and runs the fan to 100% and kills the output to the monitor and causes a BSOD .. kind of weird and I don't know why. Again the temp problem is older than that though

Sounds like you might have electrical grounding issues with your case. Check that the mobo is not contacting the case backplane except via the standoffs, and that your PSU's connections to all peripherals and the mobo are secure.
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Get a can of compressed air and spray out the heatsink to make sure there is no dust in between the fins.
     
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Alright I have an update on this issue, my hdd for this machine crapped out right after I started having the problems with the lights and such, I think a bad ground may have gotten it. I have a SSD installed now and I ripped all of the lights out.

I can now actually get into CCC and have ensured the fan is clean, reseated with mx-2 TIM and have the fan set to 37% at idle I think. The hottest core is showing 57º now but I wonder how I can keep the temp down while gaming, should I set up a profile that makes the fan go higher or is there a way to allow it to scale the fan for me and idle higher?
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The 4870 will raise the speed when gaming, but what I've noticed is that the default ramping is too steep (so it will suddenly kick the fan into high gear then drop it right back down), so you may want to compromise with a 50% fan speed for gaming.
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I just cleaned my 4870 out today and tried to fit a waterblock then realised it's for the x2 so i'm screwed and can't find a waterblock for my card anywhere, but since i cleaned it and put shin etsu on it, it's idling at 38C. not tried any games yet.
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Originally Posted by KillServ;13714528 
I just cleaned my 4870 out today and tried to fit a waterblock then realised it's for the x2 so i'm screwed and can't find a waterblock for my card anywhere, but since i cleaned it and put shin etsu on it, it's idling at 38C. not tried any games yet.

what idle fan speed do you have it at?
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