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Windows 7: xfx radeon 6770 idle at 78C

01 Jul 2012   #1
marlowelm

windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 
xfx radeon 6770 idle at 78C

I just bought the xfx amd radeon hd 6770 and it has been idling at 78 degrees Celsius, i have all the latest drivers and all the fans in my computer are super clean but I can't get the temperature to go down. I have a brand new Antec EarthWatts EA-650 650W Power Supply, and an amd phenom X6 processor. Whenever I play a game, even something like portal, it overheats and I get bsod.


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01 Jul 2012   #2
bassfisher6522

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Does the fan(s)on the GPU run at all? Have you tried to manually control the fan speed with in CCC? Make sure that the GPU is fully seated into PCIe slot and that the power connection is fully seated.
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02 Jul 2012   #3
balkanno

Win7 Professional 64bit
 
 

Your temp is all right. XFX are build to run on higher temps than the other versions. I ave an easy trick for you, open CCC and Agree on Overdrive option. Now turn down the settings the temp should drop 20 C.

Btw Ave you checked the GPU Fan itself? Is it really clean inside?
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02 Jul 2012   #4
smarteyeball

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by balkanno View Post
Your temp is all right.
No, no it is not. It's far from all right. 78c is fine for load temps - but not for idle.

Between 30-60c depending on location (ambient), airflow and the amount of mismatched monitors (triggers higher 2D/3D clock speed) is okay for idle.

At 78c idle - it's no wonder the PC is BSODing at load. The temps must be well over 100c and far past the thermal throttle limit.

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Op is this card new or 2nd hand?

Try what BF suggested - reseat the card, make sure it's plugged in correctly and that the fan is indeed running.

If the fan isn't running, return it. It's faulty.

If it's new and the fan is running - return it. It's faulty.

If it's 2nd hand - there may be a shed load of dust on the cooler itself.

Use a torch to peer inside. If it is dusty inside, you can either use compressed air to try and blow the dust out, or remove the shroud completely and clean it that way.

Or try and get your money back.
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02 Jul 2012   #5
Golden
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ult. x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by balkanno View Post
Your temp is all right.
No chance! Please see smarteyeball's advice.
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03 Jul 2012   #6
Dave76

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ult x64 - SP1/ Windows 8 Pro x64
 
 

My XFX 5770 idles at 42C, so 78C is not normal.

Go with smarteyeball's suggestions.
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05 Jul 2012   #7
marlowelm

windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Alright, I returned the card and got a new one, plus an extra fan and I cleaned out everything again. It's now idling around 55-60 which If I'm not mistaken should be ok.
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05 Jul 2012   #8
archer

Windows 7 ultimate x64
 
 

Hi, can you tell us which cabinet are you using? As per my knowledge 55-60 at idle is also high. As, it might reach 80-90 at load.

I am using 6870 and it is 34-39 idle and 55-61 at load. A good cabinet sure helps to keep the temps down.
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05 Jul 2012   #9
marlowelm

windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Its just the one the Asus Essentio cm1730 came with.
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06 Jul 2012   #10
archer

Windows 7 ultimate x64
 
 

That is the main issue. You have a standard cabinet, it does not have enough cooling required for the card and the hardware. I will suggest to buy a coolermaster HAF 912, 922 or 932 (whichever you can get). This will lower down the temps substantially. You will see the idle temps between 34-38.
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