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Ok specs over there <---------

Today when i powered up my mobo the alarm went off, looked down at the pc and the fan had stopped on the cooler.
Weird, so i quickly shut down and went into the bios (temps are/were fine without the fan spinning) nothing out of the ordinary apart from the fan wasn't spinning.
So i turned off and took out the power cable for 2-3 mins, booted back up and all was working as normal, had a quick check round the system with aida,gpuz and msi after burner and found my 6870 is at 98/99% load all the time?
Has anyone else had similar problems?
Could the system be on its way out?

Only thing that installed recently was Arma2 and operation arrowhead via steam which updated directX.

The TX750 is about 3-4 years old now.


Thoughts please.

Thanks

Hug
 
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Maybe your bios battery had no juice left in it
 
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doesnt explain the load all the time on the 6870?
 

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doesnt explain the load all the time on the 6870?
bitcoin mining virus. Check task manager for dubious looking .exe's running from strange places on your C:\ drive.

IEHighUtil is one of them
 
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Cant see anything bad here..

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scan taskeng.exe(task scheduler) I just googled, and it seems it can be hijacked

EDIT: Just run malwarebytes on your whole machine.
 
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I had the BitcoinMiner.Trojan in svchost.exe, got the free version of Avast and that did the trick. (Tried Malwarebytes at the beginning, worked too, but after a restart the Trojan was back and Malwarebytes was dead)
 
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ok will do cheers ill report back :)
 
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What to do now?
 

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Not really going to do anything to help, but you should probably update your video driver....
 
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Not really going to do anything to help, but you should probably update your video driver....
well whos a clever so and so...lol it worked
 

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Well, I'll be damned, really? Haha. Why does Afterburner still report it as 11.5?

Actually, why doesn't Afterburner report anything properly now? Doesn't display anything correctly like it did before.
 

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well whos a clever so and so...lol it worked
I thought this was the first thing anybody does when gpu problems arise???
 
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I thought this was the first thing anybody does when gpu problems arise???
I only suggested it because their Afterburner said 11.5. 3 year old drivers are never a good thing.
 
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I had a TX750 go weird on me, and it burnt out 2 brand new GTX480s at the time. Shit happens. I use a TX750M on my server and it's reliable as hell......
 

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Well, I'll be damned, really? Haha. Why does Afterburner still report it as 11.5?

Actually, why doesn't Afterburner report anything properly now? Doesn't display anything correctly like it did before.
Maybe because it was indeed 11.5, Maybe he was using the drivers that came in the disc, a lot of people do that
 
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Finally figured out that i had a mining virus, just for the info.
Now swapped out to the green team with a GTX680 :clap: