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Well, I have been BSODing in games the past few days. I've bent over backwards trying to figure out what was causing it, did everything imaginable (reformat, software, hardware, memtest, YOU NAME IT), even went to other debugging related forums to get dump files I could not solve myself read. Thinking it was crossfire related, I've tried every crossfire fix, even disabled ULPS, you name it.. I tried it all. Someone suggested possible heat issues, so I fired up Furmark and these were the results twenty minutes later:

GPU1: 85c
GPU2: 90c

I mean, you add those two together, including other components and their heat... and you have the temperature of the sun, almost.

On a serious note, what the hell do I do about these temperatures? My case only has two fan slots, front and back, and the back is where my Corsair H70 is, and since my case is so small (only a mid tower) and I have all of this expensive hardware in it, there are cables everywhere that cannot be managed, and I say that without making excuses, I promise.

Even if this isn't the direct cause of my BSOD related issues, I don't care, I am NOT okay with my GPU temperatures being that high during the winter time, with fair ambient room temperatures.
Edited by pjBSOD - 1/25/12 at 12:10am
post #2 of 15
That's why I bought these for my cards:
http://directron.com/scvsg2000.html
post #3 of 15
Are they running at stock, or oc'd? I know when i was running my single 5770, i had it at 960/1350. Now with 2 5770 in crossfire, i have them at 900/1300 each, because otherwise they just get way too hot.
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Stock, 100%. That's why this is sad...
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Originally Posted by AMOCO View Post

That's why I bought these for my cards:
http://directron.com/scvsg2000.html

Thanks for the post, but... at $40 a fan, I'd rather sell both of my 5850s and invest in a single card.
post #5 of 15
Hmmm, i wouldnt really say you need aftermarket cooling on them, because at stock they shouldnt really get that hot. If you didnt already, i would try taking off the heatsink and reapplying TIM. One other thing you could do, depending on if you want to ruin your case or not, is make a custom side fan slot for your case. I actually just took my side 230mm fan off today from the side of my case, made a lot bigger difference than i thought on everything in the case heat wise.
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With mine with the new coolers,I can run them @ 1006/1365,Volts @ 1237 and they max out with temps not higher then 75c.
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Originally Posted by AMOCO View Post

With mine with the new coolers,I can run them @ 1006/1365,Volts @ 1237 and they max out with temps not higher then 75c.

What were your temperature results with the stock cooling and stock clocks?
post #8 of 15
Almost 90c @ stock settings
post #9 of 15
Furmark is not at all an accurate representation of what your actual temps are going to be while gaming... So, what are your temps while gaming?

But anyway to improve temps you should: remove the cooler and put on some good thermal paste, try to put it some airflow near the cards (like a 120mm fan or two sitting right by them), and turn up the fan speed as necessary in a program like Afterburner. If you can tweak the voltage, set it a little lower and test for stability and you can even downclock slightly and undervolt even more if necessary.
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post #10 of 15
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I really wish I never went CF, damn... I don't have much of a choice here. Either way I look at it, it appears I have to spend money. I can either sell my 5850s and buy a single card, or I can buy two of those heatsinks, or I can buy a new case. All of this is a current issue, because money is an issue.

Unsure of what to do right now.
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Originally Posted by Dopamin3 View Post

Furmark is not at all an accurate representation of what your actual temps are going to be while gaming... So, what are your temps while gaming?
But anyway to improve temps you should: remove the cooler and put on some good thermal paste, try to put it some airflow near the cards (like a 120mm fan or two sitting right by them), and turn up the fan speed as necessary in a program like Afterburner. If you can tweak the voltage, set it a little lower and test for stability and you can even downclock slightly and undervolt even more if necessary.

I still have plenty of AC-MX2, is that better than the stuff that's already on there?
Edited by pjBSOD - 1/25/12 at 12:27am
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