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While actively OCing my 470 through Afterburner and realtime checking with Kombuster after hitting 755 it showed GPU throttling down 3MHz. What exactly does that mean?
post #2 of 20
its usually when you hit high temps the gpu will throttle down to cool it self to safe temps...if your temps arent good..i would apply some new paste as the 470 is a few years old and most likely could use it...and a good dusting also if you havent done so
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It's reference, but has TIC Diamond or something paste. I am hitting over 90
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ya thats not good!!! i would setup a rma asap..if you appled new thermal paste and cleaned dust of of the heatsinks.
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post #5 of 20
When you reach high temps, the GPU will lower its clock speed to prevent itself from overheating.
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I was playing Crysis 2 maxed out @ 105C. Not much airflow into my case, and the card is dumping heat into my small enclosed room.
post #7 of 20
take the side of your case off and see if temps impove..if they do then your need more fans or a new case
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post #8 of 20
Throttling is when it reaches a high temperature, it will down clock itself (make itself slower) to cool down.

Just looked at your rig, you have a good case, so It shouldn't be running that hot, is it still under warranty? If so you might want to RMA it.

Or you could replace the thermal paste yourself, and see if that helps. thumb.gif

ALSO, just read your signature. Best reasons EVA!
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lol i guess people dont like to read posts..as the same answer written 3 times in 7 posts
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lol i guess people dont like to read posts..as the same answer written 3 times in 7 posts

Nothing wrong with lots of answers and lots of advice my friend. That is what this forum is for after all thumb.gif
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