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Whenever I increase the fan speed on my x2 because it tends to jump to 60-70 c on idle, I'll reset it to its normal fan speed before turning it off, and when I turn it on the next day my system is unstable and I have to do a hard shutdown. This is really getting to be a pain, because all I do is increase the fan speed a bit.. And I know its not my cpu because I've never had instability problems with it, its only been with my damn graphics card...

Help would be great.
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Whenever I increase the fan speed on my x2 because it tends to jump to 60-70 c on idle, I'll reset it to its normal fan speed before turning it off, and when I turn it on the next day my system is unstable and I have to do a hard shutdown. This is really getting to be a pain, because all I do is increase the fan speed a bit.. And I know its not my cpu because I've never had instability problems with it, its only been with my damn graphics card...

Help would be great.
Clean your fans with a pump... be careful to not break anything.

See this video with the x2.

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Clean your fans with a pump... be careful to not break anything.
How would cleaning the fan prevent instability? Instability is usually due to some sort of internal error.
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How would cleaning the fan prevent instability? Instability is usually due to some sort of internal error.
What are you using to monitor the temps? The values might be incorrect and it might be overheating.

Its good to clean every 6 months anyways. The increase in fan speed is causing dust to spin around in there and instead of cooling it is heating the gpus I cant come up with any other reason why (hardware wise) the gpu temp would jump if the fan is spinning faster.
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What are you using to monitor the temps? The values might be incorrect and it might be overheating.
gpu observer, gpuz, and pcwizard... They all tell me the same thing
Edited by Jov4nTh3Yu9o - 3/28/11 at 5:46pm
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I would start with the cleaning of the card then, we move on from there.
    
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Do you use MSI Afterburner?
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Do you use MSI Afterburner?
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my god that card was clogged up. never ever let your things even get to that state.
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Did you change the power control settings in CCC? Or any sort of voltage adjustment... might want to verify.
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