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Windows 7: running hot, just started happening now


30 Oct 2011   #1

windows 7 Professional
 
 
running hot, just started happening now

i have an ati 6970 running the latest drivers and vcc, im using trixx to monitor my clock and temp. i purchased BF3, everything was running fine, i was able to leave it at automatic fan control, now my graphics card is regularly exceeding 65c if i donot manualy set the fan to 68%. have had the card for about 8 months. temp should be below 55-60c for me to feel ok again


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30 Oct 2011   #2

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Does it run hotter playing BF3 than it did before playing other games? That would make sense, with it being one of the most graphically demanding games.

Or do you mean that after playing BF3, your temperatures are always hotter than they used to be, regardless of what you are doing on the computer? That would be a concern.

Regarding the actual temps you are seeing, those are way lower than anything to be concerned about. It can absolutely safely be run at 80 C, and even hotter, according to amd. You do not need to run the fan that high because you do not need to have the temperatures that low
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30 Oct 2011   #3

windows 7 Professional
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by frogger4 View Post
Does it run hotter playing BF3 than it did before playing other games? That would make sense, with it being one of the most graphically demanding games.

Or do you mean that after playing BF3, your temperatures are always hotter than they used to be, regardless of what you are doing on the computer? That would be a concern.

Regarding the actual temps you are seeing, those are way lower than anything to be concerned about. It can absolutely safely be run at 80 C, and even hotter, according to amd. You do not need to run the fan that high because you do not need to have the temperatures that low
kk, ty for the help, im very used to my temperature never exceeding 65 max, even then i sometimes get woried, not because it can or cant handle it, but because of residual efects it may have on the card. it only happens during bf3, but it didnt ALLWAYS happen during bf3, it just started yesterday, but i preordered the game. my problem is not as much whether or not that my card can or cannot handle it, its the sudden change in consistancy that im worried about. and mabey its nothing to be worried about, but i like to make sure
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30 Oct 2011   #4

Windows 7 Home Basic, 64 bit
 
 

Thornton, my new PC ws running hot when I got it three weeks ago. For $10 I had another fan installed and now it runs at a normal temperature. Even if that isn't your problem, it's a cheap way to make your rig last longer.
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30 Oct 2011   #5

windows 7 Professional
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Vince53 View Post
Thornton, my new PC ws running hot when I got it three weeks ago. For $10 I had another fan installed and now it runs at a normal temperature. Even if that isn't your problem, it's a cheap way to make your rig last longer.
sounds good, but my need for fans i guarantee you is not misunderstood, i currently have a 200mm fan, 2 160mm fans and 1 140mm fan and am prepared for puting in another 200mm fan, that is all the more reason why i am concerned. all of them at 1600rpm and its only effecting my temp by 1 degree
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30 Oct 2011   #6

windows 7 ultimate 64 bit
 
 

mm I've never been able to get my card to go much lower than 65c. it's sitting there right now and i"m not doing anything. I even bought a fan and it's pointing right on it and it never helped lower it's temp at all. even with the case open it stays at that temp.
my card isn't anything special either. a nvidia 8600gts
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