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ASUS HD6870 Fan started running at 4000rpm for no reason need troubleshooting help

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February 9, 2014 11:13:38 AM

Hi guys,

As the title says, I have an Asus HD6870 in my rig. I was playing bf4 and while playing the card decided to start running at 4,000rpm for no apparent reason and won't stop (sounds like an airplane is trying to take off in my case). I didn't notice it at first because I have some pretty beefy headphones and wasn't paying attention so idk the exact time it started but it was not doing this when I started playing today and now it won't stop. It seems to just want to run at ludicrous speed no matter what its doing (bios,windows desktop, surfing the internet, etc). GPU-z indicates that my current temperatures at idle are around 28.5 degrees Celsius and the card works perfectly fine but obviously this is not normal behavior so I need some advice on what could be wrong and how to fix it. Thanks very much!

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February 9, 2014 11:27:39 AM

Does it react to the fan controlls in CCC? (Performance - OverDrive tab)
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February 9, 2014 7:13:27 PM

Nope it doesn't. according to the automatic settings it should be running at 10% fan speed. I have also tried taking the card out of the mobo and plugging it in again but that didn't change anything it is still running at 4,500rpm. I'm going to try reinstalling the driver but I'm not sure that'll fix anything.
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April 10, 2014 4:00:49 AM

Hi, i have the same VGA and just started the same problem. Just wondering could you sort it out? I have flashed BIOS but didnt help.
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April 10, 2014 4:49:08 AM

Kamae said:
Hi, i have the same VGA and just started the same problem. Just wondering could you sort it out? I have flashed BIOS but didnt help.


I ended up just getting a new card since mine was out of warranty and it works perfectly fine so something hardware related on the old card definitely failed (from googling seems like it may have been faulty sodering). If you're still in warranty definitely start an RMA as soon as you can. If not unfortuntaley you'll either have to take it in to get repaired somewhere or get a new card, depending on cost. I got a good 3 years and some change out of mine so it wasn't a big deal to just upgrade.
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April 20, 2014 5:42:36 AM

Damn this exact same situation started happening to me the other day, in the middle of a game of Titanfall and bam the fans kick in and it's running at 5000 RPM and displaying temperatures like -165 degrees Celsius, I currently have Sapphire 6970 which I built with my PC. I really hope it's not a hardware issue! Since it's out of warranty!
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