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Windows 7: GPU "Sometimes" Hot at Idle

27 Dec 2012   #1
ben946210

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Windows 7 Pro x64, Windows 10 Home x64
 
 
GPU "Sometimes" Hot at Idle

The title says it all. Basically it seems like my GPU will sometime idle between 42-46 and other times it will idle at 51-57. Does that make any sense? It shows almost 0% usage on the MSI Afterburner program. It's almost like it has a mind of it's own and will stay cool when it wants to.

Anyone know why this is happening? I normally wouldn't worry about anything like this until it gets serious, but the only reason I bring it up is because the fan is loud at times when its not even being used!

The GPU is a Radeon 6850 MSI card, I'll have to look up the model number if you need it.

Any help would be great! And I hope everyone had a good Christmas!


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27 Dec 2012   #2
Erick Aguilar

Windows 7 professional X64
 
 

Is it clean?
Does the room temperature change?
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27 Dec 2012   #3
ben946210

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Windows 7 Pro x64, Windows 10 Home x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Erick Aguilar View Post
Is it clean?
Does the room temperature change?
It is very clean, in fact it is so clean it looks brand new. The room temperature does not change much at all it is normally around 72 degrees Fahrenheit. The case is very 'cool' if you will, it has 3 230mm fans that keep it very cool all the time.
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27 Dec 2012   #4
ben946210

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Windows 7 Pro x64, Windows 10 Home x64
 
 

I am wondering if it being used by some program and is for some reason not reporting it on the MSI program. Is that possible?
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27 Dec 2012   #5
essenbe
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Pro X64/Linux Mint
 
 

Have you considered contacting MSI? I would not think that card should get that hot at idle. I have a 6950 that hardly ever gets that hot while gaming although I'm not sure it's a fair comparison. My 6950 has the windforce fans, 3 fans on it. It seems to me that is too high a temp at idle.
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28 Dec 2012   #6
ben946210

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Windows 7 Pro x64, Windows 10 Home x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by essenbe View Post
Have you considered contacting MSI? I would not think that card should get that hot at idle. I have a 6950 that hardly ever gets that hot while gaming although I'm not sure it's a fair comparison. My 6950 has the windforce fans, 3 fans on it. It seems to me that is too high a temp at idle.
That's a good Idea, hadn't thought of that. However, I'm not sure if it's still under warranty. I can't really remember how long I've had the card. I recently upgraded to the 3770k and have a lot of thermal paste left, maybe I can re-apply some on the card. I'll keep you updated if I can contact them tomorrow.
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28 Dec 2012   #7
mmkarimi

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I thought i had the same problem wile ago, but i found out its normal with my system specification,
i had problem with high temperature of the cpu and some time gpu, my cpu is core i7 which can temper up to 100oc and ATI5470.
I have ASUS X45JE which it's fan with normal work is hot enough to warm up my tea. i have got used to it so will you
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28 Dec 2012   #8
Solarstarshines

Windows 10 Home Premium 64bit sp1
 
 

are there any flash programs or processes runing?
My Gpu reacts soon as I bring up facebook on firefox besides those temps are not horrible
also have you updated drivers in the last few weeks ?

when was the last time you dusted and did a stern cleaning might be choked up
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28 Dec 2012   #9
ben946210

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Windows 7 Pro x64, Windows 10 Home x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Solarstarshines View Post
are there any flash programs or processes runing?
My Gpu reacts soon as I bring up facebook on firefox besides those temps are not horrible
also have you updated drivers in the last few weeks ?

when was the last time you dusted and did a stern cleaning might be choked up
It looks pretty clean, but like I said above, maybe I'll redo the thermal paste with some Arctic Silver. And as far as drivers go, it has been about a month since it was last updated. But has been doing this as long as I can remember.
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28 Dec 2012   #10
ben946210

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Windows 7 Pro x64, Windows 10 Home x64
 
 

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