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Ati X850XT Running at 107c - Need Help

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Hey guys, as the title sais, at full load after about 30 minutes of playing oblivion, with the fan on 100%, ati control centre shows my card running at 107c, i started to have heat problems around the last 2 months.

My comp is around 2 years old, but only in the last few months have i had problems, at these heats it's causing me to lag pretty badly, making it unplayable, for example oblivion is lag free for around 30 minutes then begins to lag badly, and i have no idea to the cause of this, my surroundings are cold (and i mean very cold) and the side of the case is off, any help would be greatly appreciated!

Edit: my Card runs at around 50c idle, with the fan on 40% and around 40-45c on 100%, which is fine, it's only when i run oblivion it then skyrockets.
 
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card has no artifacts at all, even if i overclock it quite a bit, i'm using stock cooler, which has been fine for the last 2 years, up untill now!
 

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just take the card out and clean the dust, if you havent already, you can use a can of compressed air also, or your mouth and lung power
 
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okay, do you think that's the cause of the heat problem?
 

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I would but a new cooler ASAP.
 
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I would but a new cooler ASAP.
yeah, the only problem with that is i'm buying a new computer in 3 months, so i'm kind of saving all my spare pennys for that :(
 
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what about putting new paste ?

and is the fan spinning ?
 
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yeah, the only problem with that is i'm buying a new computer in 3 months, so i'm kind of saving all my spare pennys for that :(
Yea but at those temps you could end up with no video card.....Look around for something cheap that will work for now.

If you have any past remove the cooler and redo it.
 
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Yea but at those temps you could end up with no video card.....Look around for something cheap that will work for now.

If you have any past remove the cooler and redo it.
would the artic cooling freezer 7 pro work? and i don't have paste, but i know artic silver 5 is cheap, i just don't know how to remove old paste! could you explain?
 

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Just get rubbing alcohol to remove the old past. Yea that cooler could work maybe.
 
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Just get rubbing alcohol to remove the old past. Yea that cooler could work maybe.
ah i see, so i should just apply some alcohol to a paper clothe, and rub it off?
 

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yea, I use q-tips.

With artic silver 5 remember that a little bit goes a long long ways. And that it is condutive.
 
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Just get rubbing alcohol to remove the old past. Yea that cooler could work maybe.
:laugh: on the GPU freezer 7 pro no

but if you never done that I would go with MX-2 or Arctic Silver Ceramique cuz there non conductive
 
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honestly you probably dont need to mess with any paste or anything, if you havent ever cleaned the card than that is why its heating up so much, now if you have cleaned it already and it didnt work i would suggest putting thermal paste, but you shouldnt have to though. and by the way im doing this while im on the phone with customers, im actual tech support lol.
 

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take a paintbrush and clean out the dust, and make sure that the hsf is properly seated.
 

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and also is the fan making any strange noises such as any kind of poping sounds or grinding sounds ?
 
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yeah, i'm guessing it needs a clean, but i'll need paste for my new computer in 3 months anyway, so might aswell buy some now, well i'll give it a clean soon and that hopefully will help! thanks guys!
 

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yw, tell us how it works out, and thank you for giving us a call here at techpowerup technical support, you have a great day sir. lol
 
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and also is the fan making any strange noises such as any kind of poping sounds or grinding sounds ?
nope, not that i can make out

and yeah i'll let you guys know how it works out haha :D
 

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dont forget that you can properly thank the people that helped using the thanks button :)

also i think just cleaning out the dust should fix the temps, no need to go through the trouble of applying paste, etc.
 

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yw, tell us how it works out, and thank you for giving us a call here at techpowerup technical support, you have a great day sir. lol
haha nice one. and yeah good luck man.