is overheating while on idle. I noticed the fan started to blast up for no reason as soon as my desktop loads. I got speedfan running and saw the idle temp is 75 C. I am guessing the fan sensor is working because I am able to hear the fan... is there a way I can fix the gpu from over heating? I already tried cleaning my pc and gfx with compressed air multiple times.
I had this gfx for about a year and a half is it possible that the bearing or paste went bad? Also, is there a way I can get the standard idle temp of this gpu? 75c idle still seam high to me.... going to run it under load nowl.
Most MSI radeon cards have a 3 year warranty (My two 7850 twin frozr cards have a 3 year warranty). You should check on yours to make sure, though im confident yours is 3 year as well.
I am not so confident its a cooling paste issue. The cooling paste does not get moved around alot and its really really really really hard for it to go bad.
A fan is a mechanical part, its constant moving and spinning can easily cause a bearing to go bad.
RMA'ing a card is not "buying a new one," it is getting a hold of MSI tech support, and getting them to allow you to send in your card so you can get a new functional unit. RMA even if the paste is bad is the best way you can go. This is because if the paste is bad and you re-apply it and everything is good- then hey your card works again. However, if you do all that and something goes wrong and you break the card- you could have voided your perfectly good 3 year warranty.