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  1. Trusteft

    Trusteft HH's Asteroids' Dominator

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    Unless there is zero air flow in the case, I just can't see how the card will reach those temps at 70% setting. Try 100%. If it continues, then it is probably a hardware fault (and if indeed you can hear the fan working that fast=extremely noisy). When I set it at 60% the card might reach 80C under full gaming session, but 108C no, something is wrong.
     
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    Stuart_Davidson Well-Known Member

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    Take the cooler off the card, apply some new thermal paste and make sure it is secured correctly. If that doesnt make a difference it must have been damaged in shipping, we will get it replaced for you with something comparible, if not identical.
     
  3. comp_ali

    comp_ali Sniper

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    I've already removed the two heat sinks and added more thermal paste , still no change. I will finally check the voltage at the 6pins and 8pins connector to make sure it doesn't overheat due to overvoltage .
    Thanks Stu. This has been a serious headache.
     
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    comp_ali Sniper

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    Thanks man , I am trying it now. I also have checked the voltages on the 6pins/8pins and it is almost static @ 12-11.9V
     
  6. comp_ali

    comp_ali Sniper

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    The link for bioses don't work , I'll contact Stu. and see what shall be done.
     
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    I'm sure this will have a happy ending, comp :)
     
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    Cow_160483 HH's only cow moooooo...

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    Sorry to hear all the trouble you are having bro :(
     
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    isaak Well-Known Member

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    when it all gets fixed, i'm sure comp will be a very happy guy :)

    good luck with it man
     
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    Persistence Pays dude never give up.
     
  11. comp_ali

    comp_ali Sniper

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    Thanks guys. I hope it will be a good ending.
    I'll go on a 3-day volunteering mission on Wednesday in another city , I will miss you then.:)
     
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    Cow_160483 HH's only cow moooooo...

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    have fun dude ;)
     
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    the only thing I can think is perhaps the Heatsink isnt making proper contact with the card. If your temps are still high, or the thermal grease on it is incredibly craptastic.

    Are you comfortable checking that?
     
  14. comp_ali

    comp_ali Sniper

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    One heatsink gets really hot , it is the one over the gpu further from the fan , I think it is GPU 1 (right ?) , the other heatsink is not as hot as it.
    I've added thermal paste to make sure it isn't cooling realated but still get the same issue.
     
  15. IvanV

    IvanV HH Assassin Guild Member

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    From what I recall (and it kind of makes sense), the GPU further from the fan does get hotter (it's being cooled by the air that has already been used to cool one of the GPUs). The thing is, though, that if you can reach close enough to the place where GPU and the heatsink make contact, you should find the heatsink too hot to touch. 60C is already quite uncomfortable if you try to hold your hand on the hot object for more than a couple of seconds, and 80C, I believe, causes burns.
     
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    Yep. Learnt that in my barista course. 60*C is roughly when you have to take your hand off after a few seconds, and that's the perfect temp to serve your coffee. :)


    In regards to the temperatures would it be worth investing in an aftermarket cooler?
     
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    iPlayer Filled with noobsauce

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    ^The after market coolers can help reduce the temperature lots, but you need a case with decent air flow.

    Some 4870x2 could get well over 90 degrees, but I expected the model you got to run a bit cooler.

    I would try 90% fan speed and maybe reseating that heatsink.
     
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    the sink was extremely hot , maybe 70-80c. I saw Zardon's review on the card and the temps were definitely better .
     
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    Good news , the new card arrived . It is the Asus one with Tri-fan . That's cool. Thanks HH and Stu:) . Will post pics and feedback after some tests later
     
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    Great news mate. Good luck with this one. :)
     
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