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I just got a 5870 today, plugged it in and started using it. After playing bc2 for about 15 mins my computer white screened requiring a reboot. So I suspected that maybe the card was getting to hot, and used CPUID to check my temps and the GPU is fine but my CPU* is going up to 78 after just a 5 mins of playing bc2 or anything else.

I had no problems like this before putting the card in, what's my problem here? Might I need to re-apply thermal paste?
Edited by Chimeracaust - 3/11/11 at 7:10pm
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ok im confused what are we talking about? cpu or gpu
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Sorry I meant CPU, changed in OP. Here is a screen of CPUID

Edited by Chimeracaust - 3/11/11 at 7:11pm
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um i would put clocks back to stock for the stock heat sink or somehow the sensor is wrong cause it should of shut off way before 74? reseat your heatsink
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Did you pressure test ur overclock? What where temps when you did...
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I think this is stress test related, maybe your overclock isn't stable?? Even at 80 degrees my rig doesn't just shut off and restart, unless it's unstable of course.
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Originally Posted by knoxy_14 View Post
um i would put clocks back to stock for the stock heat sink or somehow the sensor is wrong cause it should of shut off way before 74? reseat your heatsink
actually no, mine doesnt shut off till 90 or so.

OP- make sure its seated properly but also make sure the thermal past is evenly spread, apply the heatsink at one side of the cpu and then to the otherside trying to push out bubles of any size and getting the best contact
Edited by JY - 3/11/11 at 7:27pm
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post #8 of 17
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Reapplied thermal paste and no change.
Edited by Chimeracaust - 3/11/11 at 8:38pm
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Quote:
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um i would put clocks back to stock for the stock heat sink or somehow the sensor is wrong cause it should of shut off way before 74? reseat your heatsink
AMD chips have no built in shutoff or throttling feature. AMD mobos will have a thermal shutoff feature but that isn't till 90c by default.
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Tell us how it goes, the 5870 is a GREAT card !
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