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Weird 7850 GPU Usage / Heat problem

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I have a pretty serious problem with my GPU. I am currently running a 7850 (Asus DCU2) and it is "locked" to max voltages. Everytime i open a program or open a new tab or a website it peaks to 870/1210Mhz and it heats up. Idle temps have gone up to 40-50C from normal 31-33C. Load shows about 20-60% when this happens.

I Just downloaded Catalyst 12.8 hoping it would fix the problem, but nothing happened. What can i do to get it out from the "locked to max clocks" -state?
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Anyone? I'm really frustrated with this problem and im afraid im gonna fry my GPU anytime soon. Do i have to "bios flash" (or whatever you call it)? And how do you bios flash the chip?
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That is not heating up, those temps and GPU usage is normal. Don't forget those cards can take 100C plus.
 
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Originally Posted by Gunderman456 View Post

That is not heating up, those temps and GPU usage is normal. Don't forget those cards can take 100C plus.
They aren't normal. They werent locked to these clocks. The clocks used to rise according to the load. Now the card is just locked to "3D clocks" as someone put it in another thread.
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try CCC12.4
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