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post #1 of 17
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ok i have my hd3870 x2 and its overheating whilst playing bullet-storm it just restarts after like 5-15 mins temps usually at 60c max idle 30-40c

it just restarts the system no BSOD just like pressing the reset button black screen then bios no error report after logging back in either

i have ghetto modded it with 2 extra 80mm fans 1 over each heat sink + stock fan also at 100% during games but still restarts are there any low priced air coolers compatible with this card or could it be my PSU causing this problem if i turn off crossfire it lasts a little longer but still happens

it only happens with GPU intensive games
post #2 of 17
60C? Thats not enough to overheat the card by a long shot... What are the CPU temps like?
 
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My first thought would be dust, got any?
    
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post #4 of 17
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Originally Posted by TheReaperWaits;13751010 
60C? Thats not enough to overheat the card by a long shot... What are the CPU temps like?

cpu never goes over 50c at 100% load

and the GPU is dust free so is the cpu
post #5 of 17
60C isn't overheating.

I'd start looking at this :
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Quote:
Originally Posted by beers;13751030 
60C isn't overheating.

I'd start looking at this :

Ahhh, good spot sir! thumb.gif
 
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post #7 of 17
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Originally Posted by TheReaperWaits;13751045 
Ahhh, good spot sir! thumb.gif

so maybe mod my spare PSU to help power the card
post #8 of 17
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Originally Posted by craigs911;13751057 
so maybe mod my spare PSU to help power the card

no, get a new psu.
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post #9 of 17
yeah get a proper psu because 60c isnt even close to hot enough to overheat.
Edited by microman - 6/4/11 at 4:06pm
    
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post #10 of 17
Yea, get a proper power supply, my HD3850 runs at 80C no problem, and has hit 100C on stock fan profiles without any errors. Your power supply is probably sending it dirty power.
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