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Today I was mid way through a game, had my headphones on with music playing, and I thought I heard my GPU fire up to 100% fan speed (can't be 100% sure as the music drowned out a lot of noise) so I took my headset off to listen and it was silent, I alt tab out and take a look at MSI Afterburner and it shows my fan speed at 10% and my temps at 95ºC, I enter the profile and come back out and it fires back up to normal.

It's been an hour or so since it happened and hasn't happened since, any ideas what could cause such a problem?
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Is your profile set to permanently stay at 10% fan speed or is it variable based on temp? If it is variable then your card just reached a hard part of the game to render and ran hot for a moment. The fans sped up to compensate. If it is set at 10%, then it might have been a glitch in the profile. Either way, unless it happens again, I would not worry about it too much. BTW, you might want to increase your fan settings a little bit. 95C is quite hot for a 5970 under load.
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Is your profile set to permanently stay at 10% fan speed or is it variable based on temp? If it is variable then your card just reached a hard part of the game to render and ran hot for a moment. The fans sped up to compensate. If it is set at 10%, then it might have been a glitch in the profile. Either way, unless it happens again, I would not worry about it too much. BTW, you might want to increase your fan settings a little bit. 95C is quite hot for a 5970 under load.
The only reason it got to 95c is cause the fan slowed right down, and no there is no speed anywhere near 10% in the profile.
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I have a new question regarding Afterburner.

When I try and setup a custom profile ( see pic )



Do I need it set to Auto? or not, because it seems to be switched on every time I open Afterburner regardless of whether I do it myself or not.
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I think mine was on auto all the time and I never experienced this with my 5970, I can't try it out now because I've gone to water.

Keep it on Auto and if it happened again get back to us;

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