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Hello Everyone I have been struggling with my AGP8x 3850 as of lately and too me it seems like a overheating issue but perhaps the more knowledgeable can help me out.
So a few months ago my main hard drive failed, the one I had in place when i Built the machine. but having 2 other hard drives in the machine I had a backup of the boot registry and I just have been booting from my faster sata drive.... Anyway.
Recently playing games like Everquest, and dynasty warriors online, have been outright crashing my computer, blinking red lines, blue lines, boom. Plenty of VPU recovers, and my 3850 is running idle at 55, then within 30 seconds of any 3D application the GPU jumps too 100% Usage and the temp sharply increases to temps of 105-110 C, so my card can boil water. I live in a cold climate and have gone as far as nearly putting the PC out the window with fans and sub 30F degree winds blowing into the machine, and I still get the problems.
My original guess was that I lost some drivers in the failing of my original hard drive, so I re-installed the latest 10.12 catalyst and the hotfix for it from Sapphire. These drivers have not fixed anything =(
I dont know if I forgot to reinstall chipset drivers and if that can make a difference? or do my current drivers suck? I am not sure what to do, i want to get my 3850 back to working shape where I was handling almost anything with complete ease, now I crash within 15min of any 3d app =( The temps when running 3d apps are just way to high, Using MSI afterburner with 90% fan speed and nothing =(
Oh and I would be happy to provide any system specs I think there is a easy way to do that right?