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I purchased a Visiontek 6950 around 2 years ago & it has been a great card for me. Last week I bought a new case & swapped everything over to it, now if I don't keep the fan on it cranked the temp will skyrocket on it. Last night it hit 200 F and I've also had several bsods which I think are related. I blew all the dust out of it when I moved it to the new case so I don't think that's causing the problem.
While it was in my old case I never had to worry about the temp, no matter what game I was playing. This case has a lot more room in it but the psu is only about 4 inches from the gpu now as opposed to on the other side in the last set up.

Anybody run into a problem like this or have any suggestions?
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post #2 of 8
Holy crap! Did the Fire Department show up?

The only thing I can think of that would result in such a drastic change is damage being done to the GPU during the move. It being closer to the CPU wouldn't account for this.....

The other possibility is that all the fans on the system are drawing into the case, causing a horrible heating situation.
Edited by PostalTwinkie - 5/1/12 at 9:14am
    
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post #3 of 8
93 degrees isnt that hot.....How long does it take to reach that?

I have a couple of cards that hover around 85-90 degrees and its never been a problem for me. Could be a sign that your card is just dieing.
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That was one thing I was considering. The temp hovers around 45-50 C when the computer is idle but as soon as I start gaming it jumps considerably. I know the temp will increase under gaming conditions but I have never seen it jump that high before.I only saw it reach that extreme temp once, I've kept a pretty close eye on it since then. I had been gaming for around an hour when I checked it so I don't know for sure how long it took to get there.
The BSODS are pretty annoying too. Can't seem to figure out what exactly is causing them so when I get home today I'm going to try to figure it out. Might be in the market for a new card...
Edited by Chainsaw76 - 5/1/12 at 6:57am
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post #5 of 8
Have you cleaned the card? It might have alot of dust buildup inside that is restricting airflow. And since you moved the card, a huge dust bunny might have been moved and is blocking the airflow. Get a can of compressed air and clean the card.
    
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I did blow the card out but was running low on air at that point. Given the fact that it was caked with dust & cat fur it could be not all the gunk was blown out. That's something my friend & I discussed last night. I'm going to hook up a compressor today & give it a blast with that.
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post #7 of 8
Reapply the cooler.

If you case has decent airflow your card should never hit those temps unless you're upping voltages.

Not that it will damage it. These cards don't throttle until 100c++.

95c will not cause a BSOD.
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post #8 of 8
You most definitely have a case heating issue if the card was cooler at idle in the old case, and suddenly the temp jumps up in the new case. I don't think you need you even need to re apply tim. Check your case fans because 50C is crazy high for idle. My 6950 idles right around 28C-32C depending on the ambient temp. Furmark wont even hit 68C.
    
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