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I posted here earlier and figured my comps slow downs were my processor. I re applied new thermal and got those down. Now while gaming. Whatever I play gets extremely choppy. This time I went into ati overdrive and noticed my vid card temp was at 89c. And VERY hot to the touch. I have an antec 300. All my fans work. Decent cable management. Cleaned out the vid card fan. The gpu is now at stock settings. And I have a freaking floor fan on the the thing. And its still getting to be 80c plus. I quit gaming when it hits 80c. Which happens in about 5 mins of gaming. Fans cranked to 100% as well. It's about 9 months old.
At my wits end. About to throw the thing out the window.

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post #2 of 10
Hi,

If you have cleaned out the card and retimmed it correctly
and no problems with case temps I would suspect a card hardware
problem.

Are you sure fan ramp up happening and just not a software reading problem.

These cards run a little warm when OC but not as compared to others.

I run two OC'ed pretty high and only reason top card runs a little warm is
because of the MB stacking on the 16x slots.
Still run under 72c Benchmarked.

Would suspect the card

Later
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That's the sad thing. The cards not OC'd. It's just odd because my processor was just having overheating problems. Now it's my vid card. My rooms about 65 degrees. The inside of the the the case is nice and cool. I might try and re-installing my OS. Sigh.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Habs View Post
That's the sad thing. The cards not OC'd. It's just odd because my processor was just having overheating problems. Now it's my vid card. My rooms about 65 degrees. The inside of the the the case is nice and cool. I might try and re-installing my OS. Sigh.
89c isnt overheating. At 100c that's when it's overheating. Your just a bit warm. What model 5770 is it?
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My HIS4850 idles at 82C. I'm jealous.

And that's after cleaning off the old thermal pads and applying Arctic Silver 5. Considering how long I've had it with no idea it was so flipping hot, I'm surprised it hadn't melted on me or started a fire.

I knew older AMD's ran hot (not that hot!), but I thought that wasn't so true anymore. Is the 5770 one of the hotter ones?

Personally, to the OP, I wouldn't worry about it unless you're still having the same slow-down issue, and you've excluded other possible problems. You know, until someone who knows waaay more than I do comes in here and says you should worry about it. I never, previous to improving the hsf contact, had slow-down problems. My computer would straight shut off on me if I'd been gaming too long in high traffic areas or raids. Hasn't since I got smart about my gpu temp.
    
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As long it's under 90'C you're good. Some crossfire setup hit 90'C during gaming sessions. Best is to have them all watercooled.
 
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I knew older AMD's ran hot (not that hot!), but I thought that wasn't so true anymore. Is the 5770 one of the hotter ones?
A 5770 is actually regularly pretty cool. My 5850 maxes out at 55c with a 910core and 1.181 Vcore.

then again my 5850 has a aftermarket cooler
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Its an xfx 5770. I generally wouldn't worry about the temp of the card. Until I had slow down issues in something as simple as CS:S. Then when I touched the actual card. And not the enclosure it burnt me. Literally. And after having my CPU temps hit 87c.. I'm just very worried. I can't game. I've build four comps in my time and this is the first time that i've had a problem that I literally have no idea what's going on.

On a side note. I did notice when I re-installed my gcard. That one of the prongs had fallen out of its white encasing. Not sure what the tech term is for it. But I forced it through the encasing into the conductor. When I did so the entire PC went into slow mo. All the fans in the case slowed down and just about stopped running.

The slow downs don't seem to be affecting FPS. But it get's very choppy.
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Seems your in the market for a new card or a cooler of your card, ill see what i can dig up.

Remember to check out the OCN sale forums you might find a cooler or a better card, i know tigerdirect has a GTX560 for 180-190 right now and thats not a bad deal.
    
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I think the biggest question I have is what caused it. It was running fine for 9 months and BAM. Getting cooling seems like a temp fix for something that needs to be addressed. I'd rather not just put cooling on something to fix it rather than replacing the root of the problem.
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