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Well I started a thread in AMD general about shut down problems until I basically nailed the issue down to the GPU (well I hope I did). During the FURMARK stability test I reached 89c then my computer shut down. Then someone told me that my fan should be set to 100%. So I went in and set it to 100%. If I dont set the fan manually its sits at like 25%. The test hit 59c and then shut down. I ran a memory test then tried FURMARK again this time the test went all the way across the grid and hit a max of 63c. So Im guessing my GPU is stable now. My question is, is it okay for my fan to be on 100% at all times? Also what settings do I need to make sure are on in the CCC (catalyst control center). If my fans weren't working correctly something else is bound to be off.
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well no there is no bad thing for fans at 100, and yes getting to 89c is really dangerous, i keep my fans at 100 because my clocks are really high havent experinced any fan failures, there is not much you can do in ccc that directly affects the gpu except do some mild overclocks
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So it doesn't sound wrong for a gpu to be reaching temps of 89c with the fan running at 24% during a stress test.
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24% is to low @ 100% turn it up to at least 70% or use MSI Afterburner to set up a custom fan profile.
    
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post #5 of 13
The gpu is made to get that hot believe it or not. I personally don't like seeing my video card get that hot but apparently it's "safe". As suggested by We Gone you could set up a fan profile with afterburner.
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Yes 89C is fine for that card. I would turn your fan speed up a little, but no reason to run it at 100%.

Oh yea, the fan will be fine at 100%, it will just be loud.
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Hmm did you flash it to a 6970? I have read about ppl having issues with heat after flashing it if you didnt Im seriously going to rethink buying it
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I'm in the middle of running a furmark test too...

How quickly does yours get up to 89? Mines at 80 right now, but it's cold in my basement.


edit: after about 7 min or so it wouldn't go over 85c. Mine kept idling around 83 or so. I can't wait to see what it's like in the summer.....
Edited by NeRoToXeN - 2/21/11 at 3:17pm
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post #9 of 13
Generally it's ideal to keep your card under 90c. It's still ok up to 100c I believe, but personally I would never let that happen.

Why not set a custom fan profile so that your fan ramps up to ~60% after it surpasses, say, 70-80c?
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These cards are designedto run at 90C, your temps are fine. What's weird is that your computer shut down; are you doing this manually because the computer froze or is it just shutting down by itself?
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