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Windows 7: Massive Heat


30 Oct 2010   #1

windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 
Massive Heat

I have a very annoying issue my graphics display drivers always seem to fail when I run graphically intense games, games like Dawn of war soulstorm and basically any none graphically instense games I can run for a very long time no problem I've gone a full 8 hours without a problem, but when I play GTA 4 Dawn of 2 Crysis at full settings my graphics card gives out alot of heat, were talking heat coming out of the vents in my case like crazy, now I was just wondering I have an obsidian 800D and only have two case fans and the cpu is stock cooled, if I had some more fans would it remedy the situation or am I looking at a bigger problem?

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30 Oct 2010   #2

ultimate 64 sp1
 
 

ayou could increase case ventilation, but as you say, there's a deeper issue that really needs addressing and diagnosing, rather than simply masking up the symptoms by blowing the hot air away.

is this a new card, has it only started doing this, only after installing new drivers, for example?

is the fan working correctly on the gfx card itself?
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30 Oct 2010   #3

Windows 7 Pro x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Wiredsoul View Post
I have a very annoying issue my graphics display drivers always seem to fail when I run graphically intense games, games like Dawn of war soulstorm and basically any none graphically instense games I can run for a very long time no problem I've gone a full 8 hours without a problem, but when I play GTA 4 Dawn of 2 Crysis at full settings my graphics card gives out alot of heat, were talking heat coming out of the vents in my case like crazy, now I was just wondering I have an obsidian 800D and only have two case fans and the cpu is stock cooled, if I had some more fans would it remedy the situation or am I looking at a bigger problem?
Well, the heat part of your problem is nothing out of the ordinary to be quite honest.

The HD 5970 is supposed to run somewhat hot, getting up to ~80 Celsius with ease.

Now, the inability to run graphically intense games, that's the part I'd be worried about, it could be 3 things:
  • PSU problem
  • Faulty card
  • Drivers (EVERY post/thread/etc I've ran into, about anything HD 5970 related, has said that 10.5a + latest CAP's = best combo for HD 5970, every other driver/CAP setup = fail).
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31 Oct 2010   #4

 

i have no issues with my setup. What are your cpu temps when you start having issues?
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31 Oct 2010   #5

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Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

You can use ATI Tray Tools to stress test the GPU, and find a stable clock rate. Not sure if you can lower stock clocks, as I have nVidia myself.

ATI Tray Tools

You can also ask at their Forum

Make sure you monitor GPU temps while doing any testing.

A Guy
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31 Oct 2010   #6

windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Alright, he is some more information I think it might be something with the drivers because I was playing battle forge and half way through the tutorial it just froze and sent me back to my desktop where i got an error message that said driver can no longer display and then it simply stopped. working completely, not sure if that is exactly what the error said, but it was defintely something about the drivers. Oh and my cpu temps are usually at aroudn 60~70 degrees C but I do plan on getting I much better cpu cooler thats for sure. About the graphics card it's an Asus ares and i would think that the double copper blocks would handle the heat better.
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31 Oct 2010   #7

Windows7 Pro 64bit SP-1; Windows XP Pro 32bit
 
 

It could be the drivers or the CPU getting hot or the graphics card.

Read the below. Make the report and post it on the Crashes and Debugging section. They can check the system and give you specific recommendations. I know you aren't having BSOD yet but it has info they can use to assess your system as the games are crashing.
http://www.sevenforums.com/crashes-d...tructions.html
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31 Oct 2010   #8

windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Alright I think i got the problem down and as for the report I was alittle unclear how to run it, because when i type perfmon/ report only a blank search result, but well i found these to be every interesting my CPUTIN temps are at at 72C isn't that rather high?
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31 Oct 2010   #9

windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

quick update I noticed when I run a graphically intense game the CPUTIn goes up to 85~90 and that was on a not so intense battle, is this enough info for me to take it as a bad cpu fan?
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31 Oct 2010   #10

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Service Pack 1
 
 

That sounds quite deadly...CPU's should normally be around 55-60 degrees when under load. Indeed it could be a fan aging but also it could indicate a faulty CPU. Also if this CPU is newly installed, did you apply the correct amount of Thermal Paste? (approx. the size of a grain of rice should suffice)
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