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Random Temperature Increase

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So my Sapphire HD 7950 with the Dual-X cooler randomly started idling at a higher temperature and getting a higher temperature at load after I ran a benchmark (3DMark11). When I tested before the benchmark, it never went over 70 degrees during Furmark but today it went all the way up to 78. It also started idling at a higher temperature of ~39 compared to the previous 33. I proceeded to completely restart my PC and the issue was fixed but after running Furmark and Unigine Valley and seeing normal temps, the idle temps started going up again. I then tested Furmark and as expected the temps are back up to the high 70's. It seems that at idle it is running at the 1.25 v, for some reason and I can't find a way to change it back to normal idle voltages, that it should be at when it is at max turbo speeds which may be causing the temperature increase at idle but the increase during load is explainable. Is there a way to fix this problem?
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post #3 of 5
Dont use Furmark its stresses GPU's way to much and can cause damage. Furmark heats up the card to unrealistic levels so you will see higher temps running it. Never, ever use furmark.
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Isn't Furmark a common way to test for stability when overclocking? Also is it possible for a bad PSU to cause the lack of voltage change and increase in temperatures overall? Also I ran Furmark with this card just a day before and it never went over 68 degrees. Why would it suddenly increase?
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Would you take you car and run it at the highest temp and highest revolutions to measure your HP. Some people would but others wouldnt due to the risk of causing damage to the vehicle running a dyno. I myself would not use furmark because it is pretty much the same concept. Furmark heats up the card to unrealistic levels and in my opinion can cause damage. Use Unigine Heaven to test for overclock stability. If it crashes or you get a driver reset, up the voltage one notch until its stable.
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