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My signature 5770(stock, never touched a thing) has overheating problems since I purchased it an year ago. But they weren't much concerning until now.

Problem #1

1) When using the default fan profile, card goes 100+ on BF3 beta. Using a custom fan profile helps bringing it down to 85-95C.
2) I Was playing Defense Grid today and noticed it going 100+ on custom profile too(which works fine with even BF3).

Problem #2

For a completely unrelated reason, I scheduled a CHKDSK on system startup. Took about 5-6 minutes to complete. But after then, when I logged on this is what I saw.



Starting off with 96C, that can't be good.

More info :
-It's my signature rig.
-Today's room temperature - 36C. (35-45C is normal where I live)
-Lots of dust. Have to clean the fan almost every week.
-No overclocking, everything is stock).
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Wow, 36 C is really warm for a computer room. I'd say that has a lot to do with it. My room temperature is about 23C and I never get above 20C or so on my overclocked GTX 580 with stock cooler. What's your overall case cooling situation?
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That couldn't be right, the temp was high but GPU utilization flat 0%. Anything from 90-100°C should trigger core/memory/voltage to throttle/downclock and will suffer major stuttering during gameplay.

Try latest version Afterburner 2.2.0 Beta 8 http://event.msi.com/vga/afterburner...up220Beta8.zip



Edit:

The checkdisk on start-up could be related, without driver loaded the core/memory/voltage are at 3D hence the temperature. Disable checkdisk should lower the temperature.

Edited by Ken1649 - 10/9/11 at 9:18am
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post #4 of 13
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It was the butler GPU fan. It's semi-jammed, I wonder why I didn't notice that earlier.
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Lol well that would indeed do it. What was it jammed with? Just dust and such?
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post #6 of 13
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Yes. Dust is a major problem here.
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So I thought about lubricating it myself, saw some tutorial videos & detached the fan.



Where do I put the oil? I tried putting some on the back(that circle shaped thingy) but I don't think it was going anywhere.

I also tried opening the fan but was afraid I might break something.

Help me Obi-Wan Kenobi, you're my only hope.

Edited by MoonStruckHorrors - 10/20/11 at 8:20am
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All the moving parts. Oh wait, where is Kenobi?
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Okay. So how do I open it? Should I just apply brute force until it opens?

Kenobi is there now, sir.
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post #10 of 13
I don't think you should take it apart, just drop the oil to sip thru the tiny holes near the bearing. I don't think it will last you long, replace it with something like this http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835186041
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