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4870x2 High temps under load?

Discussion in 'Graphics Cards' started by AAnimation, 14 Apr 2010.

  1. AAnimation

    Associate

    Joined: 9 Nov 2009

    Posts: 60

    Location: England

    OK, so I'll try to explain my situation.. I've RMA'd this card before 4870x2 for overheating. When I'm playing left 4 dead temps reach 100-111C with gpu fan at a 100%! using MSI afterburner. The card is not overclocked, so my question is is this too high? And is the flashing black lines and jitter caused by this high temp? I've been through this before and I just need this fixed once and for all, I've put up with incredibly loud fan noise and overheating issues long enough and it's making me pretty frustrated. I would have no problem with the 100% fan and everything aslong as the game actually runs fine. It's been about 8 months with this new card and the flashing black lines and jittering has just appeared now. So far it's only happening in L4D but I'm sure it has something to do with the temps. So please give me your input on what I should/can do?
     
  2. Shakeel

    Mobster

    Joined: 27 Sep 2009

    Posts: 2,784

    I think you should send your card back again. I had a 4870x2 and it would idle at 38 with the fan 45 ithink and load was around 55-60
     
  3. Jokester

    Don

    Joined: 7 Aug 2003

    Posts: 41,772

    Location: Aberdeenshire

    What case do you have? Is the card poorly ventilated?

    It seems unlikely that two cards would suffer the same high temps and fail without a common cause.
     
  4. kitfit1

    Mobster

    Joined: 24 Feb 2003

    Posts: 3,856

    Location: Stourport-On-Severn

    It sounds to me as if the card is full of dust and fluff to be getting those sort of temps.
    Strip it apart and give the fan and heatsinks a good clean out.
     
  5. AAnimation

    Associate

    Joined: 9 Nov 2009

    Posts: 60

    Location: England

    Thermaltake spedo, I always have the side panel off.
     
  6. [email protected]

    Caporegime

    Joined: 8 Nov 2008

    Posts: 27,831

    Way, way too high temps. If you do strip it down then you will invalidate the warranty. However, I recently cleaned mine and the drop in temps was very surprising. Regardless, I would say yours is exceptionally high, so perhaps another RMA is worth considering.
     
  7. Scougar

    Capodecina

    Joined: 30 Jan 2007

    Posts: 13,148

    Location: PA, USA

    Side off means lots of dust. Take card out and clean dust out without taking apart. If that doesnt sort it, RMA time. Those temps are unexceptable.

    What make is the card?

    Also, try adjusting the pci express to something non standard, say 101mhz. Has helped solve issue with an ati card many moons ago.
     
    Last edited: 14 Apr 2010
  8. jorzeh

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 20 Jun 2009

    Posts: 1,432

    Location: Stockport

    I had alot of problems with my 4870x2 hitting 100% fan speeds and having high temps in the end i took the card to bits repplied the termal paste to the Gpus cleaned the card itself with compressed air reseated the fan and now games are not going over 40% fan speed under full load - 75-80C. Bare in mind i was hitting 100 before.
     
  9. eddie86

    Gangster

    Joined: 2 Jan 2009

    Posts: 302

    As said before the most likely cause is dust buildup.

    Take it out and give it a good blast out with air to clear it away. These cards run hot but not that bad. 45% fan speed and maxing just over 70ÂșC on mine....
     
  10. AAnimation

    Associate

    Joined: 9 Nov 2009

    Posts: 60

    Location: England

    Dusted out the case, and especially the card with no result.... I really don't want to RMA a second time, because it'll probably just happen again.
     
  11. Fuzzyheid

    Associate

    Joined: 19 Jan 2008

    Posts: 68

    Location: Bonnie Scotland

    8 months down the line now there's probably no 4870x2 stock left to swap your rma with if you send it back so you'll get a different card if there really is a fault?
     
  12. jorzeh

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 20 Jun 2009

    Posts: 1,432

    Location: Stockport

    I would pull the card out and really blast it with a new can of compressed air i picked all the fluff off the fan using my twizers then blasted compressed air thru the cooler one thing to note on that cooler is the fan blades need to be really dust clog free or they spin up alot and run fast since there not actually moving any air.. Since the blades are so close together.. also make sure no hot air is being vented into the case.