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July 19, 2013 10:12:13 AM

I have a brand new computer that i built a week ago. Anyways i was playing arma 2 free version and cranked all the settings to max (BTW im using a hd radeon 7870). I wasn't going to leave it this high i just wanted to see what it looked like. Anyway is saw a setting to turn the resolution down to something really low like 480x400. I did it for lols then a bunch of stuff started to happen. It wouldn't let me switch it back i then when to task manager and when back to the game and switched it back to normal resolution. My screen started glitching like crazy and i had a panic attack and powered off my system. A few things to note were that my gpu probably never made it over 65c and that I was running the game windowed. What could be the issue because i really dont want this to happen again. I also stress tested it on furmark before and i would have to shut it off within 5 minutes because it would reach to mid 90's.
July 19, 2013 10:14:59 AM

That sounds like a hardware problem. Graphics cards are good that way, because if they are faulty, they will show graphical glitches very early on, and will shut down from heat. This is exactly what your card appears to be doing.
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July 19, 2013 10:18:16 AM

expl0itfinder said:
That sounds like a hardware problem. Graphics cards are good that way, because if they are faulty, they will show graphical glitches very early on, and will shut down from heat. This is exactly what your card appears to be doing.

By shut down from heat would 65c be bad? I thought graphics cards could go higher than that.
Also this is when playing arma 2 maxed out
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July 19, 2013 10:21:35 AM

travis575757 said:
expl0itfinder said:
That sounds like a hardware problem. Graphics cards are good that way, because if they are faulty, they will show graphical glitches very early on, and will shut down from heat. This is exactly what your card appears to be doing.

By shut down from heat would 65c be bad? I thought graphics cards could go higher than that.
Also this is when playing arma 2 maxed out


65C is great, but you said it would hit mid 90s in Furmark.
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July 19, 2013 10:25:04 AM

expl0itfinder said:
travis575757 said:
expl0itfinder said:
That sounds like a hardware problem. Graphics cards are good that way, because if they are faulty, they will show graphical glitches very early on, and will shut down from heat. This is exactly what your card appears to be doing.

By shut down from heat would 65c be bad? I thought graphics cards could go higher than that.
Also this is when playing arma 2 maxed out


65C is great, but you said it would hit mid 90s in Furmark.


Yeah but the weird part is that this happened when playing arma 2 which would not go past 65c. So are you sure this couldn't be with me changing from a really low to high resolution.
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July 19, 2013 10:33:26 AM

travis575757 said:
expl0itfinder said:
travis575757 said:
expl0itfinder said:
That sounds like a hardware problem. Graphics cards are good that way, because if they are faulty, they will show graphical glitches very early on, and will shut down from heat. This is exactly what your card appears to be doing.

By shut down from heat would 65c be bad? I thought graphics cards could go higher than that.
Also this is when playing arma 2 maxed out


65C is great, but you said it would hit mid 90s in Furmark.


Yeah but the weird part is that this happened when playing arma 2 which would not go past 65c. So are you sure this couldn't be with me changing from a really low to high resolution.


It probably was just that. Messing with the settings ingame can sometimes cause the game to crash, or some graphical "glitches" may appear for a couple seconds. Although, I'd be a little worried about the temps you reported. 90c is too high. That might indicate a problem with your graphics card.
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July 19, 2013 10:38:20 AM

gamingboy said:
travis575757 said:
expl0itfinder said:
travis575757 said:
expl0itfinder said:
That sounds like a hardware problem. Graphics cards are good that way, because if they are faulty, they will show graphical glitches very early on, and will shut down from heat. This is exactly what your card appears to be doing.

By shut down from heat would 65c be bad? I thought graphics cards could go higher than that.
Also this is when playing arma 2 maxed out


65C is great, but you said it would hit mid 90s in Furmark.


Yeah but the weird part is that this happened when playing arma 2 which would not go past 65c. So are you sure this couldn't be with me changing from a really low to high resolution.


It probably was just that. Messing with the settings ingame can sometimes cause the game to crash, or some graphical "glitches" may appear for a couple seconds. Although, I'd be a little worried about the temps you reported. 90c is too high. That might indicate a problem with your graphics card.


I think im going to run another test on furmark. This time without extras on because when i reached 90c it had xtreme burning, post fx and displacement mapping and i will post the temp on this page.
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July 19, 2013 10:41:38 AM

travis575757 said:
gamingboy said:
travis575757 said:
expl0itfinder said:
travis575757 said:
expl0itfinder said:
That sounds like a hardware problem. Graphics cards are good that way, because if they are faulty, they will show graphical glitches very early on, and will shut down from heat. This is exactly what your card appears to be doing.

By shut down from heat would 65c be bad? I thought graphics cards could go higher than that.
Also this is when playing arma 2 maxed out


65C is great, but you said it would hit mid 90s in Furmark.


Yeah but the weird part is that this happened when playing arma 2 which would not go past 65c. So are you sure this couldn't be with me changing from a really low to high resolution.


It probably was just that. Messing with the settings ingame can sometimes cause the game to crash, or some graphical "glitches" may appear for a couple seconds. Although, I'd be a little worried about the temps you reported. 90c is too high. That might indicate a problem with your graphics card.


I think im going to run another test on furmark. This time without extras on because when i reached 90c it had xtreme burning, post fx and displacement mapping and i will post the temp on this page.


Even with all those settings, it should not go that high. My buddy owns an SLI 680 setup, with stock coolers, and they never go above 83C.
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