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I jsut got my 5870 today and even tho i set voltages to 1v in afterburner, it's locked on 1.65v o.O wth

VDDC in gpuz shows 1.65
idle with accelero twin at 53degrees. is this normal?
    
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post #2 of 18
No it isnt normal, are you using the latest non beta version of the software?
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yeah im on 11.2
    
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no thats not normal, 5870 runs on 1.2V i think.

you sure its 1.65v on the core and not the VRAM ?
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post #5 of 18
You're card won't be alive for very long if it is really at 1.65v. We're talking days.

Stock 5870's run at 1.15v I think. You need to enable unnofficial overclocking & voltage tweaking to change stuff on MSI afterburner - I take it you've done that?
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post #6 of 18
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yes all done

here's a screenie


updated gpuz - still shows 1.65v

bought it off a member here and this card is straight from ATI/AMD with no serial on it.
    
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I would uninstall it because you are at risk of damaging your card, I would seek an alternative immediatly.
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post #8 of 18
I had a problem where my 5870 ran at 1.65v for a short period of time (I noticed it was really hot during gaming so when I checked it was at 1.65v). This problem is usually caused by running multiple monitoring programs. Like I had Everest and Afterburner both monitoring my GPU voltage, and this caused the problem. After I disabled Afterburner's voltage reading it never happened again. Something about the sensors is finicky when multiple programs are running. So make sure you only run once at a time, like GPU-Z, Afterburner, Everest, HWMonitor or whatever.

edit: lol I see you have two monitoring programs open in the screenshot.
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post #9 of 18
1.65v is really high. what happes when your not running afterburner. Try Trixx

http://www.techpowerup.com/forums/sh...d.php?t=133783
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Monitor the card with only one program. Close everything then whip open GPU-Z and see what it says.
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