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GPU Overheating

Discussion in 'Graphics Cards' started by TheThrasher, Jul 27, 2014.

  1. TheThrasher

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    Hi guys! So my computer has started freezing when playing games and rendering videos. Basically when the graphic card is used more, my computer freezes. I'm not sure if the temp is normal but I think its too hot. I have set the GPU fan to 100% speed but not really any difference. The GPU is around 51ºC when I'm just using my browser, watching videos and stuff like that. When playing CSGO and CSS the GPU is around 73-77ºC. Also note that CSGO and CSS doesn't have nearly as good graphics as for example Battlefield, pretty simple graphics. CSGO runs pretty smooth and get a little laggy after 5-10 minutes but not alot. CSS runs smooth all the time but freezes after 15-20 minutes.
    GPU: Powercolor ATI Radeon HD 5850
    CPU: AMD Phenom X4 965 3.41 GHz
    RAM: 8 GB
    Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-970A-DS3
    OS: Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
    I believe that the PSU has 650 watts but I'm not sure.
    And I reinstalled Windows just 1 or 2 months ago. Is the GPU the problem or is it something else? I'm very happy for quick answers!
     
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    Blow the dust out of the GPU fan.
     
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    I will try that later.
     
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    Are you using dual monitors?
     
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    No. I'm using a small 4:3 monitor. And now the GPU is around 70ºC when just using the browser and stuff like that.
     
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    So the max speed of the fan on the graphics card was 28%, lol. I installed MSI Afterburner and fixed so the fan would run faster. The temp dropped from 70ºC when only using the browser to around 44ºC. There's something wrong because my computer didn't freeze when playing Battlefield 3 on High before. I'm going to open the graphics card and check the thermal paste today or tomorrow.
     
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    Not a bad plan!
     
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    That is a good idea because normally one of the issues is that over time the Thermal Paste can go bad and cause very high temps. I would say that replacing the paste and completely cleaning the fan/heatsink will help bring it back to what it was before.
     
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    Ill do that:D
     
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    there is nothing wrong here temps are fine
    1. unless you have vsync enabled cggo will up upwards of 120fps
    2. its a 5850 they run a fair bit warmer at idle then more recent cards
    3. csgo has stability issues on somecards .. its got a memory leak try rolling back to older drivers
     
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    Then whats wrong? I think 70ºC when doing nothing is a bit too much.
     
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    its doing a lot more then nothing running CSGO at high frame rates is demanding 70C is not any-ware near warm enough to be causing
    ANY ISSUES AT ALL its not the source of your problem
     
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    That sucks to hear. I'll get some new thermal paste on and I'll see what happens. It has not been changed since I got the computer which was like 2 years ago.
     
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    I am wondering if you are confusing net lag with frame rate lag ..
     
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    Take off your side panel for the meantime.
     
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    Do you understand what my issue is? I have no lag at all. When my GPU gets hotter, my computer freezes. No lag at all.
     
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    And btw, it's CSS too.
     
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    Well we can test this, try installing furmark and running a GPU stress test and start watching your temps. It will let you know how hot you can get and honestly the machine should not have a problem unless the GPU hits pretty darn high. I think the HD 5850 has a core limit of 105c so even in the 80's you should be fine since it does sound like its getting around up to the 70's.

    Maybe there is more to this than meets the eye because the machine should not be freezing at that temp.
     
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    Fan running at 98% speed.
    [​IMG]
     
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    Those temps aren't normal without any load. Do as you said and try to change the thermal paste and see what happens.
     
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    Okey.
     
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    wow did you even read the I dont even
    I am done with this thread none of you have a clue good luck op you gonna need it 78C after a fur-mark run is very good for a 5800 series card the ops problem with CSS has nothing todo with temps
     
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    Okey then. You haven't really provided me with any help so sure.
     
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    Hmm I'm now curious which fan you have because 78c at 98% fan speed is a bit high. However the temps are within the manufacturer specs so I would still clean and repaste to improve things.

    But I do not think the temps are causing the freeze. It sounds like you have a driver problem or a physical GPU problem. Try re-installing your GPU drivers as well as it could not hurt.
     
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    Oh my god...I'm so tired of this computer. It has never worked completely. I can try re-installing driver's tomorrow.
     

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