My current Graphics Card is having some problems, Thinking of buying a new one.

Hello, as far as I know I believe that my ATI Radeon 5700 HD series is pretty decent and im happy with it. Lately however it begun having some problems. One day my GPU started making a loud noise and soon my computer crashed. I opened the case and I started my computer again. Turns out that the GPU fan was struggling spinning. I proceeded on cleaning the case and using compressed air in my GPU. Then after a week it started struggling again and I've also noticed that when Im idle im at about 55°. In-game however(say skyrim or any rpg) I reach 96 C°(unless I just started the system when it usually peaks at 74 C° then proceeds slowly to heat). But in League of Legends for example I reach 75 C° even after hours of operation. So I can spare 100 E on a Graphics Card and I need some help doing it(prefer one mostly used for high settings gaming). (I don't know what to do about my current one)

P.S Excuse me for my bad english at some points of the text
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  1. oh thanks a lot I never noticed that! Any ideas on why does my GPU having problems ?
  2. potistiri said:
    oh thanks a lot I never noticed that! Any ideas on why does my GPU having problems ?



    I have a 5870 that has the same problem. The fans from that series seem to have reached their life expectancy. You could put an aftermarket cooler on or replace the fan only if you feel up for it. I just put it away in case I need a spare some day.

    arrpee
  3. My brothers 5770 had the same issue about a month ago. Its a simple fix, just replace the heatsink and fan on the card. Its cheaper than replacing it. Here is the part I used on his Sapphire 5770:

    ZALMAN VF770 2 Ball-Bearing VGA Cooler
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835118072

    Worked perfectly after a small modification, namely I had to use wire cutters to shorten a couple of the fins where they would have touched the inside of the DVI connecter. Small mod and it eliminated the overheating issue for him.
  4. so I'll probably sound dumb but the fan is attached to a cable. Am I supposed to remove the cable from the card too ?
  5. potistiri said:
    so I'll probably sound dumb but the fan is attached to a cable. Am I supposed to remove the cable from the card too ?


    Usually the cable plugs into the GPU board.

    arrpee
  6. so I have to remove the cable

    EDIT: yeah I have to, sorry for being stupid
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