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After about 20 minutes of game play it goes from 30-40 fps to 2-5 fps and makes a slight wine noise. Game settings are all Very High 2x aa @ 1400x900.

After i minimize to the desktop for about 10 seconds then go back to the game it runs fine again for about another 10 minutes. Temps stay around 69C-70C and Evga Percision says the gpu usage bounces around from 70-90%. I put my hand around the card and it does get hot.

This is what its doing:



Just got done playing for 30 minutes and this is what i got. It was the third level. I think this only happens on certain levels? Because it ran just fine, a smooth 30-45 fps all Very High 2X AA @ 1400x900. Gpu load was 99%. I did defrag and disable the paging file. I think it's just certain levels though... Also changed my system ram from 8-8-8-24-2T to 8-8-8-24-1T (Stock is 9-9-9-24-2T)

Edited by amdcpu4life - 7/17/11 at 9:27pm
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All the symptoms point to it overheating. Try other software to monitor the temp and see what it says.

Edit - It would have to be significantly downclocking itself for performance to get that bad.
Edited by Ascii Aficionado - 7/16/11 at 10:11pm
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Yup, Most likely overheating,
You should get a GPU heatsink.
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It's entirely possible the heatsink is somehow getting pulled off slightly if it's not secured when the fan speeds up.

Just a possibility.

If you're absolutely certain you can hear the fan running at different speeds we can rule out a false fan speed reading.
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Fan was 75% just put it on 100% still does it and temps stay at 65-68C.

Makes a SSSST SSSST sound with every studder, not the fan but the card itself. So i don't think its over heating. Maybe it's just getting old and Crysis is to much for it?
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I don't think it's overheating, considering that heat is created fairly quickly and reaches a maximum after 1-2 minutes, that would make the 10 minute gab too wide.

I think it's related to RAM usage. I think crysis maxes it out after a while, you should try disabling fancy windows themes / aero and see what gives.

Just my
Edited by Xenthos - 7/17/11 at 9:16am
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I don't think it's overheating, considering that heat is created fairly quickly and reaches a maximum after 1-2 minutes, that would make the 10 minute gab too wide.

I think it's related to RAM usage.

Hmm, maybe. A ram issue on the card or with my system? My system ram was at 9-9-9-24 thats what it says on the side of the memory but i set them to 8-8-8-24 after i first built the computer.

I hope it's not my psu, the whole system is a little less then 2 weeks old.
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I hope it's not my psu, the whole system is a little less then 2 weeks old.
I also experience the whining sound (on AMD HD 5850) and back then when I asked on these forums it seemed to be related to the PSU, but that doesn't mean the PSU is bad, it's just a phenomenon that some people will experience (and many have on here).
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I agree w/xenthos on this one. I've seen tons of games exhibit this exact same phenomenon in my day ... Oblivion for example was famous for it. The most common explanation for it that've I've seen is that it's caused by a 'memory leak', which an alt-tab seems to kinda reset. Have you tried monitoring your vram usage via the Afterburner Onscreen Display while you game?

Not sure that there's a 'cure', although I've seen instances where it'll happen with one driver and not happen with another on the same game so the only suggestion I got for you is to try other drivers if it really bugs you. Getting a card with more vram might help as well. Could also maybe try bumping the texture size down by one notch, just to see if it helps.
    
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