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Windows 7: Finally bought an AMD 7870

28 Apr 2013   #31
Dude

Windows 10 Pro X64
 
 

This explains it for a 6970, but it should be similar.


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28 Apr 2013   #32
Erick Aguilar

Windows 7 professional X64
 
 

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Did you go to a Brick and Mortar store or was it ordered ?

I would do a quick exchange and see if it is the cooling applied or just the card is bad
those temps are pretty major especially for a XFX cards those are the most solid I've known of
I actually ordered, but they don't run the warranty after it's being sent out, I have to go straight to XFX. It sounds like it will be fun since I am all the way in Mexico.

I mean, I don't have lag or shut downs. Or any glitches for that matter. And the XFX site says that their safe temperatures are between 70's and high 80's under load.
My room temperature is also pretty cool at 19C.

So I am a little concerned at not being able to do any gaming once summer comes in.

I'll talk to XFX and see if I can reapply the thermal paste without voiding the warranty, or if I can send it back.
You can do this yourself as well you know
I had a video somewhere on it from youtube I can dig it up for you also it would be a good idea just to see if the fans are actually working properly or spinning so so if it is then you need to replace the fans you could order after maket parts as well so I think instead of going through all the waiting and BS maybe we can somehow help you take care of it on your own I feel for you I really do and that is why im offering this information a RMA can take up to 3 months if these anuses don't get a rush put on it by you bugging them if you know what I mean

Thank you very much for your support.

I do have some TIM left around from one of my heatsink applications. But I don't know if I SHOULD remove the heatsink and do to see if I get any improvement, I mean.. I guess it can't kill the card if I just take the heatsink off, clean the paste, reapply and put everything back together right?
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28 Apr 2013   #33
Erick Aguilar

Windows 7 professional X64
 
 

Alright, I'm going in. I'll be back once I'm done and let you know the results.
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28 Apr 2013   #34
kbrady1979

Windows 7 Professional 64bit SP1
 
 

What is the fan running when you are gaming? Could it simply be a matter of bumping the fan up 10-20% or so?
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28 Apr 2013   #35
Erick Aguilar

Windows 7 professional X64
 
 

The fan is running under an MSI fan profile.
I applied new thermal paste, the old one was incredibly dry. So I replaced it with one with a bit more viscosity.
Idle temperatures are one degree higher after the replacement, but it could also be the paste getting used to the heat I guess.
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28 Apr 2013   #36
Erick Aguilar

Windows 7 professional X64
 
 

I screwed up something. I tried doing a valley benchmark and it got to 100C in less than 10 seconds. Now my idle temperature is 45C after a 10 minute cooldown.

This is bad.
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28 Apr 2013   #37
Solarstarshines

Windows 10 Home Premium 64bit sp1
 
 

Ok go through the steps again double check everything and dump all fan profiles let it run stock for half an hour with no load let the paste settle then try a little load give the paste a little time to settle in on the second attempt

Also if you still have the 7770 see if the cooler can be swapped and if so try that out
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28 Apr 2013   #38
Erick Aguilar

Windows 7 professional X64
 
 

alright, will do. Be back in a while
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28 Apr 2013   #39
Erick Aguilar

Windows 7 professional X64
 
 

Okay so I did it all again. Let it sit idle for 40 minutes at 41C, then did some HD playback to bump up the use to the 15-20% and that bumped the temperature up to 53.

After an hour or so I decided to fire up minecraft which is pretty mild. It used the same 20% load and took temperatures up to 66.

Let is rest a little longer. Then I started up Dirt 3 and just the menu alone takes the temperatures up to 90%

So I believe I made something bad even worse. Ironically, I don't know how you can mess up putting a rice sized glob of TIM on a chip. I've never had problems doing it to CPUs.
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29 Apr 2013   #40
Solarstarshines

Windows 10 Home Premium 64bit sp1
 
 

I just think it 's a bad card you can return it they will still accept it as a return just have to make sure it looks as it did when you got it then describe the problem and hope for the best

I sorry but if you have that other card use it as a back up until then
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