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Few days ago I set my computer's power settings to turn the monitor off after 5 minutes because I try to avoid using the off/on switch and prefer to do it with "software".

Then I left the house for an hour, maybe an hour and half. When I got back, the monitor wouldn't turn on and my GPU's fans were running at 100% speed.

I have my HD 7850's fan profile set as linear curve that gets more aggressive as it passes 60 °C.

In other words, fan speed is 30% for 0-30 °C, rises linearly 30-60% for 30-60 °C and from there it rises linearly 60-100% for 60-80 °C and above.

I had no idea why it was running that fast and that really scared me, as if GPU got seriously hot from overvolting or something, but I couldn't see what was going on because monitor was off. I restarted the computer and everything was perfectly fine.

The only thing that it was running at that time was uTorrent I think.

Now I'm afraid to leave my computer unattended for longer periods of time. What happened and should I worry?

Bonus question: What does it mean when GPU usage in game (Deus Ex: Human Resolution) doesn't go over 50-60% and the game feels like it could definitely use some additional FPS? It wasn't bottlenecked by CPU because its usage was even lower (2500K @ 4.3 GHz).
Edited by kazzjohnson - 7/5/12 at 5:10am
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post #2 of 24
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Now I'm afraid to leave my computer unattended for longer periods of time. What happened and should I worry?

It -should- be fine. But that shouldn't have happened to begin with. How old is the card? Does it have a custom cooler? Sounds like the heatsink came loose maybe? The newer cards tend to shutdown when they get too hot, hence no output and max fan control. As far as a voltage issue, I don't have much experience there, I suppose it could be a potential issue, especially if you overclocked it. Stress test it and see what it does. thumb.gif



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Bonus question: What does it mean when GPU usage in game (Deus Ex: Human Resolution) doesn't go over 50-60% and the game feels like it could definitely use some additional FPS? It wasn't bottlenecked by CPU because its usage was even lower (2500K @ 4.3 GHz).

Most likely it's running out of VRAM, I've had this a couple of times too frown.gif
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It's MSI Twin Frozr III overclocked to 1050 MHz on stock voltage. The thing that's confusing me is the fact that PC was idle and monitor was off. There was nothing GPU intensive for something like that to happen.

But it happened only once. Since then I played games and everything was in check, temperatures, fan speed, voltage, as if nothing ever happened.

As for Deus Ex, it didn't run out of VRAM. 2 GB is more than enough and it wasn't all in use. I was monitoring it in GPU-Z (on another monitor) while in game.
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It's MSI Twin Frozr III overclocked to 1050 MHz on stock voltage. The thing that's confusing me is the fact that PC was idle and monitor was off. There was nothing GPU intensive for something like that to happen.
But it happened only once. Since then I played games and everything was in check, temperatures, fan speed, voltage, as if nothing ever happened.
As for Deus Ex, it didn't run out of VRAM. 2 GB is more than enough and it wasn't all in use. I was monitoring it in GPU-Z (on another monitor) while in game.

Dunno mate, sorry redface.gif
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No problem. smile.gif Anyone else?
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I've heard of AMD cards having sleep issues like this.
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post #7 of 24
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No problem. smile.gif Anyone else?

I had this exact same issue, except I had three different symptoms, where as you only have one. For whatever reason when the HD7870 and HD7850 go to sleep (setting windows power settings to turn off monitor) it will cause the system to hang, bsod, or restart.

The only fix I have seen on the 12.3 drivers is to disable the power feature of turning off the monitors after X amount of time. The 12.6 drivers have apparently fixed this issue, but I havent updated yet, so I cant actually verify that.


Try disabling the monitor shut off power feature and you should be good to go.
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Well, I don't really want monitors to be on for several hours while I'm out of the house or sleeping, it wastes power and reduces monitor's lifespan. Is there really no other solution?

I'm using 12.7 beta drivers which I installed recently so I don't remember if this problem happened with 12.6 beta (which I previously had) or 12.7 beta.
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Or you could just turn the monitors off manually. I don't understand why you prefer to do it with software anyways...
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Well, I don't really want monitors to be on for several hours while I'm out of the house or sleeping, it wastes power and reduces monitor's lifespan. Is there really no other solution?
I'm using 12.7 beta drivers which I installed recently so I don't remember if this problem happened with 12.6 beta (which I previously had) or 12.7 beta.

All you have to do is turn the monitor(s) off manually. That is what I am currently doing. I also shut down my computer if I am gone for more than a couple hours.
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